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Old 05-10-2015, 11:21   #16
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Re: VC-Tar

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Only thing I've ever found that takes it off quickly is 16 grit norton grinding disks on a 7 inch grinder tipped up at an angle and rubbed down to the gelcoat so it slats both gelcoat and tar off. That's if you get lucky and it's the purple based stuff.

If you are unlucky and it's the black VC tar they use on the barges... A torch and a metal scraper can work too, it depends how close to tar the stuff still is...

Nasty.

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Thirded...

Only thing I've ever found that takes it off quickly is 16 grit norton grinding disks on a 7 inch grinder tipped up at an angle and rubbed down to the gelcoat so it slats both gelcoat and tar off. That's if you get lucky and it's the purple based stuff.

If you are unlucky and it's the black VC tar they use on the barges... A torch and a metal scraper can work too, it depends how close to tar the stuff still is...

Nasty.

Zach

Yep, tried those. The only really fast solution I've found is a peeler, and even then it gums up blades and belts. And of course you have to remove the gel with it. Nightmare...
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