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Old 23-06-2010, 08:29   #1
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Stripping the Bootstripe

It's official, I HATE painting. So in an effort to do less of it, I'm removing my bootstripe. May replace with vinyl, but closer to deck, so it lines up with the turtle. But probably not until my next haul out, though.

Should I use Interstrip or is there something else that works better?
4 coats of Brightsides, over old Brightsides.
About how long should I expect this to take?

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Old 23-06-2010, 08:48   #2
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Unhappy bootstripe

we had ours painted with linear polyurethane......$900

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Old 23-06-2010, 09:33   #3
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Smile boot strip

Re-did our 37 foot boot strip this spring. PO used Pette enamal. Used a fiberglass paint remover and romoved most of the old paint. (left some on just faint to use as guide for masking tape). Wiped down with acatone, followed with a green 3M pad fine grit to roughen up, cleaned area with acatone again then applied interlux bright side. I bought a quart for a few dollars more than the pint size boot strip. Interlux said both bright side and boot strip paint was same paint. I used a good foam brush and put 5 coats on lightly sanding then wipe down with acatone between each coat. I found a second foam brush to tip off was usefull in removing any air bubbles. (Tip with a wet edge, I even thinned paint to geive me more time. Whole process took me 6 evenings about 1 hour ech after work. Each coat got smoother and shines brighter and brighter.

When removing masking tape make sure to pull off at 90 deg angle backfolding tape as you go.

Little work but total cost was less than $100. Well worth it.
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Old 23-06-2010, 20:56   #4
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Gulfstar - I think you misunderstood. I was asking about how long it would take me to strip that off.
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