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Old 20-04-2009, 17:23   #1
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algae just below water line...

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We are getting ready for another season. just below the water line along the entire length of the boat we have some light algae. It is very light. I was wondering if it is okay just to put a new coat of abalative paint over it or should i sand it off before i paint it again?
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It absolutely has to be removed. Anit-fouling paint will not stick to it for very long after the algae dies and starts decaying. Instead of sanding, use a coarse 3M Scotch-Brite pad, some water and some elbow grease. Tape off your boot stripe so you do not scratch it.



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Old 21-04-2009, 06:43   #3
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i will give it a try thank you
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