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06-03-2012 10:35 PM
Re: Stripping the bottom paint

A proper sanding vacuum system will make the job cleaner and safer.

05-03-2012 02:31 PM
Re: Stripping the bottom paint

Originally Posted by tommays View Post

This looks really scary and I'm usually pretty ballsy...

But it worked so cool...
05-03-2012 02:13 PM
Re: Stripping the bottom paint

At some point in time the PO did a really good barrier coat job which i saw no point in damaging as the boat has never had blister issues (knock on wood )

SO i used a carbide PULL scraper to get off the 15 some odd layers and it TOOK a long time perhaps 5 FULL days

BUT your in a time VS money deal and saving time would have cost 2K and removed perfect barrier coat

I scraped to barrier coat and did a fast 80 grit scuff and then did MORE barrier coat and followed up with micron extra in the recommended time frame WHICH is pretty much instantly

The topsides and bottom paint TOOK the most hours in a two year refit BUT if i had and indoor work area it would have taken MUCH less time and if i had HEAT even LESS time
05-03-2012 11:47 AM
Re: Stripping the bottom paint

And how much to come over and do mine...?
05-03-2012 11:21 AM
Re: Stripping the bottom paint

Tommays, great job on the boat. I need to paint mine and need some advise. How long did the job take you, how did you get the boat off the trailer, where did you get the jack stands from, what kind of paint do you recommend and how did you apply it roller or spray it?
04-27-2012 10:27 PM
Re: Stripping the bottom paint

very impressive work amigo
I am wondering the content of the 'soy based' products
I will be working on a 22 footer next week that just has fresh water alge stains and so forth
any ideas are greatly appreciated
02-17-2012 07:35 PM

Gotta have faith in the boat mover and your bow stand

Zzzoom is REALLY nerve wracking
02-17-2012 01:34 AM
jillmstar Just wondering how you got your sailboat in your driveway like that on the blocks?
11-23-2011 10:10 AM
Originally Posted by tommays View Post

On a boat that had more things bad than i could count

After a full season of soaking the bottom paint is still happy
THAT is amazing!!! Nice job!

How did you paint the topsides?
11-22-2011 10:53 PM
Gary M A scraper like Tommy,s works pretty well but you will get some gouges. You will need a powerful orbital sander and 60 and 80 grit to get a smooth job. You will take off some gel coat so I would recommend putting on the recommended coats of a good barrier epoxy.
I would allow lots of time, took me about 4 weeks to do a 30 footer with about 20 years of bottom paint on it. I found I could only work at it about 2 hours at a time.

Have fun
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