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Old 15-03-2009, 12:37   #1
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Removing Paint from Hypalon?

hello everyone i have a hypalon rib that the previous owner used as a floating drop cloth. the boat is in good condition so i was wondering if any one here knew of a solvent that can remove paint but not destroy the material?
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If you're going cruising, it sounds like it's got it's anti theft clothes on!

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Old 16-03-2009, 00:17   #3
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Yes, I agree: anti theft clothes!

Paint over it.

Nic painted the name on ours with some old model paint I had in some old toolboax from when I was a child! It worked!

A dink is a dink. Any that look nice with a 15hp engine on it will get stolen.

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Acetone doesn't damage the hypalon--try it to see if it removes your paint.
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Just camo it.
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Old 16-03-2009, 20:23   #6
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thanks for the suggestions i would just leave it or camo it out but i was gonna use her for a few trips than try to sell her for a smaller/lighter model. so it would be nice to clean her up a bit, think paint stripper is to harsh?
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thanks for the suggestions i would just leave it or camo it out but i was gonna use her for a few trips than try to sell her for a smaller/lighter model. so it would be nice to clean her up a bit, think paint stripper is to harsh?

Probably.
What are your cruising plans and what model/how big is it?

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