Blisters and barrier coat removal

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Old 02-07-00, 08:08 PM
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I have a sailboat that was barrier coated with Interlux-bottom-kote. Unfortunately I can not get an ablative bottom paint to stick to certain areas and I have blisters forming under the barrier coat. I tried scraping the barrier coat off with a paint scraper (suggested by a West systems tech)to no avail. I was wondering if anyone had experience in removing this type of coating--before I get the grinder out.
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Old 02-10-00, 08:34 PM
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We should be able to get a coat of paint on that...but the problem will remain that the hull is damaged and requires some attention.
It is a large job that requires expertise and expensive tools and safety equipment.
There is also the environmental factors of the removed materials to be considered, their
collection and disposal.
The Man you want to talk to is
Barnacle Bill in MDR CA.
He has the magic tool to cut away to a specific depth the damaged gel coat.
It is also important to use a moiture meter to properly detect areas of contamination. He has this as well.
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Old 02-12-00, 07:34 PM
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Thank you for your reply. Do you know of anyone on the east coast (NC)?
 
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