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Old 02-02-2012, 11:37   #1
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Safe Cetol Remover

We painted our boat four years ago with 2-part Perfection paint. In Georgia and Florida waters, it is still shiny, thank goodness; it was a lot of work for two "old people." The teak trim on our motorsailor needs to be re-done. We used at least 5 coats of Cetol, the "stain" and then the UV protectant. It has served us well. I have sanded some of it, will remove the doors(4) and strip them off the boat, but have some areas that are too difficult to get to with a sander. Is there any remover on the market that will remove the Cetol, but not strip our paint job in the process. I have several containers of a product that will remove the Cetol, but I am afraid it will also take the surrounding paint with it. Thanks, Martha

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:29   #2
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Re: safe Cetol remover

I've had good results using a heat gun and carbide scrapers.

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Re: safe Cetol remover

Yep. Soften it with a heat gun and then use a vibrating scraper of the Fein Multimaster type (or a $89 equivalent) or just a sharpened scraper and elbow grease. It will be hard to start, but if you SLOWLY move the heat gun in front of the scraper, it will come up like an onion skin. Beware of scorching the teak or FG, however...if you can't get it right, just Dremel the fiddly bits with a sanding disc or tube and re-Cetol as needed.
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G'day, mate. Ditto on the heat gun and a sharp scrapper. Cheers.
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