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Removing 10 coats of bottom paint...
We hauled out our sailboat for the winter that we recently purchase this Fall and found a few small blisters within about 10 coats of bottom paint. I can repair the small blisters but I am struggling with the bottom paint.
Tried sanding; effective but is taking a very long time for a small area. There is so much paint build up, I'm afraid that I will go right into the gelcoat / barrier coat.
Paint stripper; used two brands; both organic type marine stripper, one being a soy product. Barely removes the first coating. At this point, it will take until Spring, of next year.
Soda blast; received two quotes, $2,000 and $2,200. Must be a cheaper way. If I have the bottom soda blast, apply barrier coat and two thin coats of bottom paint, it will costs over $3,500.
Any experience in removing so many coats at one time?
S2 11.0A 36'
Last edited by patrscoe; 01-03-2012 at 01:44 PM.