Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-03-2016, 10:13   #16
Registered User
 
nitpik's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Canada, North Channel of Lake Huron
Boat: 41' Colvin Gaff-rigged Schooner
Posts: 222
Send a message via Yahoo to nitpik Send a message via Skype™ to nitpik
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?
__________________

__________________
Some days you step in it ............... some days you don't.
nitpik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2016, 10:16   #17
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Orleans
Boat: We have a problem... A serious addiction issue.
Posts: 3,940
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.
__________________

__________________
Greg

- If animals weren't meant to be eaten then they wouldn't be made of food.
Stumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2016, 12:39   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Zealand
Boat: Ganley Transition 41 (corten steel )
Posts: 64
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
__________________
ski69sail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2016, 15:42   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 18
Re: Steel Boat Owners: Attention - this might change a lot!

Just sayin... April Fools Day is a week away.
__________________
Brooderman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2016, 19:32   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 592
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.
__________________

__________________
captlloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
steel

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: boatbuilders LOT of brand new Navtec stainless steel rigging hardware lazystar@aol.com Classifieds Archive 4 24-01-2016 09:17
Attention Rapanui! or FP Athena owners Seadog54 Multihull Sailboats 0 11-06-2015 06:23
Haswell might change my life svseachange Marine Electronics 12 15-10-2013 06:44
Hey ... SCUBA Compressor owners... Pay attention! rcontrera Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 0 04-07-2013 16:30
Attention: Freedom Owners csharp Monohull Sailboats 0 06-03-2013 19:03



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.