Originally Posted by SailorGirl7497
If it helps anyone I have pictures of this project
on my account.
I just looked at the pics. I went through the same thing with the restoration
of my boat. I personally prefer not to have any carpet whatsoever in the boat. After all of the carpet was removed, I used 60 grit sandpaper and an orbital sander to remover the carpet/adhesive remnants. I painted over the surface with a heavy duty bilge paint
. You can use Rustoleum as well. I have had good results using it for a portion of the exterior of my boat where carpet used to be installed. It really cleaned up the area!
If you take this route
, make sure you wear a respirator and be prepared to clean lots of dust. This is much better than a chemical stripper. You will not have ANY problems whatsoever with any oil
adhering to the surface. It has been several years since I applied the paint and it still looks brand new.
In the next phase of my restoration
, I plan to either install bead board where the carpet formally was or mill individual planks and install them strip by strip. The bead board seems a little easier, so I'll probably take that route