NEVER sandblast...NEVER...at least not on fiberglass....soda blasting seems to be emerging as a preferred approach for a very smooth job if one can afford it...hand scraping and sanding is the usual way, but care must be taken with the toxic waste...Don Casey's book(s) on sailboat maintenance and repair give very good advice.
Treck,Just wondering what's the best way to go about it. Paint remover, soda/sand blast?
I am just a DIY non-pro looking after one old boat, so take this with a large dose of skepticism, but it seems to be working for me. Our engine was in the boat. I removed all the parts I could and took them into my home shop for close inspection, cleaning and painting. I sent a couple to a machine shop for professional cleaning (manifold).Just wondering what's the best way to go about it. Paint remover, soda/sand blast?