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Re: Stripping the bottom paint

At some point in time the PO did a really good barrier coat job which i saw no point in damaging as the boat has never had blister issues (knock on wood )

SO i used a carbide PULL scraper to get off the 15 some odd layers and it TOOK a long time perhaps 5 FULL days

BUT your in a time VS money deal and saving time would have cost 2K and removed perfect barrier coat

I scraped to barrier coat and did a fast 80 grit scuff and then did MORE barrier coat and followed up with micron extra in the recommended time frame WHICH is pretty much instantly

The topsides and bottom paint TOOK the most hours in a two year refit BUT if i had and indoor work area it would have taken MUCH less time and if i had HEAT even LESS time

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If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
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Last edited by tommays; 05-03-2012 at 02:15 PM.
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