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options for removing VC-Tar
I have a 14 year old Beneteau 23, and the bottom is painted with three coats of VC-Tar and VC-17 for antifouling. The tar is crackling in a variety of areas, and I''d like to clean off the bottom of the boat and start afresh.
Any suggestions on removing VC-Tar? I''ve tried gentle sanding, but the tar is soft enough that it doesn''t sand off -- the sandpaper just seems to put some scratches in it and loads up very rapidly. I''ve also tried plastic abrasive pads (Scotchbrite pads), and they remove the tar, but very slowly.
Any help would be appreciated very much.
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