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Old 22-12-2008, 15:15   #16
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Old 22-12-2008, 16:04   #17
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I have an extra heat gun if you want to practice, on my boat of course.
If this goes well I might never want to stop!

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Old 23-12-2008, 06:03   #18
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I have found Citrus Strip to work well. You can get it at Home Depot. It takes more than 10 minutes though. I paint it on, cover with plastic and let it sit for several hours while I work on something else. I even let it sit over night. When you come back to it everything comes off easy.

I prefer that to the sore wrist and hands from working with a heat gun and a scraper. I had put in about 40 hours of scraping this fall when a friend told me about the Citrus Strip. Was I glad to find this solution. I have completed all of the bright work that can come off the boat to my shop at home and am applying Bristol Finish. I have started on wood that is on the boat. If I had to scrape, it would take me another 30 - 40 hours. With the stripper, I am even trying it in the cold and it seems to be working ok. Not as fast but I have plenty of other projects to do while it does its work.

I'm bringing a Baba 40 back to its glory. Good luck with your project.

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Old 23-12-2008, 15:04   #19
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Pblais Heat gun, triangular scrapers, then sand paper at the end.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank You! This has been one of those tasks I've been putting off. Thanks first for starting the thread and second, Pblais thanks for the heat gun and scrapers tip.

I started this afternoon and have my companion way 1/3 complete on the initial removal.....amazing.

Thanks again for the tread and the tips, I'm gonna try the acetone one also.

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Old 24-12-2008, 11:12   #20
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I have found Citrus Strip to work well. You can get it at Home Depot. It takes more than 10 minutes though. I paint it on, cover with plastic and let it sit for several hours while I work on something else. I even let it sit over night. When you come back to it everything comes off easy.

I prefer that to the sore wrist and hands from working with a heat gun and a scraper. I had put in about 40 hours of scraping this fall when a friend told me about the Citrus Strip. Was I glad to find this solution. I have completed all of the bright work that can come off the boat to my shop at home and am applying Bristol Finish. I have started on wood that is on the boat. If I had to scrape, it would take me another 30 - 40 hours. With the stripper, I am even trying it in the cold and it seems to be working ok. Not as fast but I have plenty of other projects to do while it does its work.

I'm bringing a Baba 40 back to its glory. Good luck with your project.

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Jeff,

I found Citrus Strip and spent all day yesterday using it.
Its perfect for my situation. I painted it onto all the teak trim and when I reached the end I went back to the beginning and started cleaning up with a scouring pad and Murphys Oil Soap.
I also did a test on the teak and holly sole in the V Berth.
That really cleaned up. The deck looks great.

The temp in the boat was around 40 degrees and the Citrus Strip still worked perfectly!
A couple of places will have to be redone because I put it on too thin and it dried out rather quickly.
I had a fan going but according to the bottle its safe to use indoors. I don't seem to have any ill side effects this morning.

More to follow.

Thanks for the advice.
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