Originally Posted by fon7546
The title says it all. How do I remove VC Tar with a top coat of VC 17 on my 27 ft. Ericson
sailboat.Started sanding and scraping. NOT EASY.
Thanks in advance
Been there and unfortunetly got a T shirt!
Due to years of old antifoul build up I also had to get it all off back to the Gel coat, the original coating was VC Tar epoxy
, I found using a 40 grit sand paper was best on an orbital sander as it was a two pack application.
You can not get the same stuff now due to the usual Health
& Saftey brigade, the new stuff is called VC TAR 2
(also a two pack), in the UK it is made by International paints who recommended for better protection their Gelshield 200.
My advice is do not put it on below 8 Deg C even though the tin says 5 deg C as it appears dry but the cold night tempreture will not help the curing.
Just make sure you are wearing a good face mask and safety