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09-07-04, 09:00 PM   #1  
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Bottom paint remover

I have a 23 foot SeaRay with old, partially chipping bottom paint that I'd like to remove (not replace). What's the best way to remove bottom paint without sanding?

Here's a pic of the current bottom paint:

http://www.haleakala.us/bottompaint.jpg

 
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09-08-04, 10:26 AM   #2  
A 3800 psi pressure washer works . Dont get to close to it

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09-08-04, 02:56 PM   #3  
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Would it do anything to the finish?

Some of the bottom paint is pretty well dissolved in, but the rest like I said is almost flaking off.

I just don't want to hurt the finish under the bottom paint. Should I reapply anything after removing the bottom paint?

 
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09-08-04, 04:00 PM   #4  
Might go to http://www.defender.com

Id think put a white Awlgrip on it after you have it clean. Are they have many interlux paints that you can use.

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09-11-04, 09:14 PM   #5  
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OK, I used a 3500 psi pressure washer and here are my results:

http://www.haleakala.us/powerwash.jpg
http://www.haleakala.us/powerwash2.jpg

The remaining paint seems pretty stuck on there. Any suggestions on removing the leftovers?

 
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09-12-04, 02:13 PM   #6  
I just sand a little so its flat and go for awlgrip or you can go for a full Gelkote white on it.

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09-12-04, 04:39 PM   #7  
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Thanks a lot, Ed. Appreciate the help.

 
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