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Old 21-03-2013, 11:21   #1
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what does it mean to have a steel hull coated with coal tar?
how would you get it off?
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I presume you mean coal tar epoxy used for corrosion protection?

It would need to be mechanically removed. Why would you want to remove it?
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Old 21-03-2013, 12:54   #3
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A big a$$ sandblaster is what I used. Unless there is a need to remove it, its better left alone. It cost me more to remove it than it did to replace it.
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Old 21-03-2013, 12:58   #5
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I presume you mean coal tar epoxy used for corrosion protection?

It would need to be mechanically removed. Why would you want to remove it?
they did not say the epoxy part....
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Old 21-03-2013, 13:06   #6
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Old 21-03-2013, 13:07   #7
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Old 21-03-2013, 13:13   #8
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Nice boat, why would you want to remove the tar? It is protecting your hull from corrosion.
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Old 21-03-2013, 13:14   #9
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i have never heard of it before right now.
i was under the understanding that epoxy paint was the best coating?
is coal tar just fine too?
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Is she a Roberts? From what I can see she looks exactly like what I started with.
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Old 21-03-2013, 13:19   #11
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i have no idea if it is, they said 54' the spray is 52'? also the beam is a bit narrow for a spray at 16'6"
they might not know how to measure. its just a hull basically.
with a 6.2gm diesel, run into a 4WD transfer case...
so yeah, just a hull...
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I would leave it be. No reason to remove, excellent coating.
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Old 21-03-2013, 13:25   #13
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ok thanks.
the first thing i thought was they rolled on roofing tar.
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Nice project! Look very closely inside down low, thats where the rust will be hiding. The adventure begins.....
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Old 21-03-2013, 13:48   #15
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yes. i would coat the inside bottom with epoxy paint.
and ditch the 4wd transfer case, lol.
just contacted him today... we will see.
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