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Well, I wish I could have it soda blasted, but my trailer is SHOT, and I don't plan on buying a new one for the boat until the refit is done, so I think it is out of the question.
I just spent 2 hours out on the boat with my orbital sander hooked up to my shop vac on some areas where I used EASY PEEL. The outer paint layers come off very easy, they seem very 'brittle' and get blasted away by the sander. There are definitely places where the paint gets removed all the way down to where I can see some mat, and colorless epoxy, which means I have gone through the gel coat. I don't think I applied too much pressure, I suspect that the gel coat had blistered or separated somehow.
The thing is, there are SO many layers, I STILL don't know which one is the gel coat........ I get to a blue layer that seems thicker than the others, and right underneath that layer is the epoxied mat. There is a red layer, a white layer, a grey layer, another white layer, and then a final grey layer on top.
Any advice on how to determine which layer is the gel coat?
Also, is 80 grit too aggressive to start with?