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Old 08-04-2010
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Painting accident

A boat owner had some work done on his boat, the guy that did the work spilled some blue brightside paint on his white deck and topside, the guy wiped it up but it left a blue tint on the deck & hull. He has made several attempts to get ahold of this guys but, no luck.

He has asked me to look at it and see what can be done, so, the question is, what are the option here, I have not seen it yet ( he'll bring it in off the ball next week )
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I've had luck using a Magic Eraser when I got paint in places I didn't want it, but if it is left to dry too long I'm guessing this won't work too well. When I had to do this it was only an hour or so after painting.

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I suggest calling Interlux and getting their opinion. I'd think they would be helpful.
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What's the condition of the deck and topsides? Faded/chalky or brand new?? Are they painted with anything?

I guess some pics would help..
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Is the deck and topsides GELCOAT or PAINT? If it is GELCOAT, you could try something like GOO-GONE's Painter's Pal.

The longer they wait, the harder it will be to fix.
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Next week is too late. Time is of the essence here. If you haven't attacked brightsides in less than a week, you're done. The description of staining leads me to believe we are talking about gelcoat. If gelcoat, use a scotchbrite pad and lacquer thinner or Goo-gone as SD recommended. Keep in mind that if the gelcoat is really old and chalky, nothing will pull it up out of the pores., but the sooner you get at it the greater the chance of success.
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Yep, if it's old gelcoat, there's no way to get it out of the pores but sanding.
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It is old gelcoat and I was affaid this was the only option, but, I had to see what you ( the real experts ) thought.

Thanks for your input


I will try the goo gone ( painter pal ?? ) first
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