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Re: stripping deck paint--painful!
Originally Posted by muskoka.sailor
I've been working on my DS20 this season, and I'm at the point of prepping for deck paint. I have all hardware off and have a clean surface to work with. I've been using 80 grit on an orbital sander, planning to get to hard to reach areas by hand when I've finished flatter surfaces. I'm finding this to be quite a chore, and I can imagine it's going to get worse once I have to switch over to manual method. The current deck paint, including non-skid areas is a water based acrylic from who-knows-what-store, and that seems to come off with a generous rubbing with acetone. Should I just strip the deck with acetone and then apply the new paint? Or should I carry on with my maddening sanding? Somebody help!
Why not use proper stripper that's safe for fiberglass?
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