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Old 19-04-2011, 18:39   #1
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Removing Paint

If I were to find a boat with a good hull and deck, but otherwise a mess, I would want to remove everything and strip it down to the bare fiberglass, and then start putting it back together.

Is there a method for blasting the paint off of a fiberglass boat, or does it have to be stripped by hand?
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Re: Removing paint

sandblast...i am sure others will chime in but I say sandblasting is the way to go. it is not cheap
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Re: Removing paint

Welcome aboard. Soda blasting is a nice way to go if you can get a yard to allow it. I had the bottom scrapped clean at a yard two years ago.( 4 weeks and a lot of money) This yard would not allow blasting which would have cut my costs by a lot. The history I was told that sand blasting had been allowed at their facility at one time and when they ended up being sued for screwed up paint jobs from the blasting the practice was stopped. If you have a yard that allows it use this method.
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