So I got my Tartan 30 a couple weeks ago. Its my first boat and the first time I have ever sailed was the day I bought her. I have sailed her every weekend since trying to get some experience and figure out what needs to be done first. While running up and down the deck
I have realized the non skid is not just uglier than all hell but it actually is slippery and sort of useless. The deck paint
is a mixture of the original beige with white splotches that the previous owner laid down where he felt he needed more grip. It looks awful and the white paint
is flaking off in most spots.
So my first step was to buy some interlux
interdeck to repaint the nonskid. I then got out some wire cup brushes
and started to remove the white paint. The white comes off and the beige doesn't move an inch. The good part is that the white comes off without hurting the original beige which will let me skip the primer and save some money
. The bad part is that even using a wire cup brush on a drill the white is a bitch to get off. To do the whole deck will take me about a thousand years.
My question for you is what type of stripper can I use that wont hurt the original non skid? If it would at the very least remove a fair amount of the white I would have no problem cleaning
up the rest with the wire brush and sand paper. I just want to remove the white trash paint that the PO sloppily threw all over my poor boat.