Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Swartz Creek, MI
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I'm not sure what your plan for paint is, but I stripped my 28 Oday down to gelcoat and used Interprotect 2000E followed by VC17. They recommended Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 as a final cleaning. I don't remember where I read it but I used cheap paper towels. Lots and lots. The cheaper ones won't have printing (ink) on them. Apply a little solvent, wipe down, throw away, wipe with a fresh dry one. When done, apply clean water to the surface. If it beads up at all, you're not done. There's good info on their website.
It might have been overkill to spend the money on their solvent wash. Acetone might be just as effective, and certainly cheaper. But I figured when I'm spending that much time and money, I'm gonna follow the directions to the letter. Nothing would tick me off more than to have hauled the boat and seen the paint peeling off. And that didn't happen.