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Old 24-03-2016, 09:13   #16
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Re: Steel Boat Owners: Attention - this might change a lot!

I have always been taught:"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!"
However, this really does look like a game-changer!
I could "blast" and paint small areas at a time, inside or out, without bothering other boats, or alerting marina management, and I could do it myself!
Now all I need is that winning lottery ticket! - anyone have one they are not in need of?

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Old 24-03-2016, 09:16   #17
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Re: Steel Boat Owners: Attention - this might change a lot!

Apparently they can also be set up to selectively remove just the top coating in a multiple coating system. If I am reading this right it may mean you could selectively strip bottom paint while leaving the barrier coat alone, all while prepping the surface for a new application of paint. If this is correct, it could seriously make a dent in almost any bottom paint job.


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Old 24-03-2016, 11:39   #18
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Re: Steel Boat Owners: Attention - this might change a lot!

Sounds like a great item so long as you can get the paint to bond to the surface and I want one

For anybody wanting to do small touch up sandblasting jobs I use a 2.5hp compressor with a small hand held sandblaster that picks up its own dust, It makes no mess and works really well in small spaces . I purchased it from a local sandblasting suppler, and it is either German or Italian
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Re: Steel Boat Owners: Attention - this might change a lot!

Just sayin... April Fools Day is a week away.
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Old 24-03-2016, 18:32   #20
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Re: Steel Boat Owners: Attention - this might change a lot!

Well, I have done a lot of sandblasting and all I can say is I would want a closer look. It is interesting. It looked like he was blasting cast-iron and I am wondering if it needs to be blasting to ''white''? That is the industry standard but I understand it is a different process. Media blasting creates a rough surface which is great for primer adhesion and you know it is free from corrosion when it turns white. The piece he is cleaning has not turned white and I don't know if that is OK or not. I would have liked to have seen this thing used on some rusty hot-rolled steel. But it sure doesn't leave much of a mess.

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