I have an O'day 19 that I have decided that I would like to paint
above the waterline (above the ablative paint). I would like to use a two part paint
Perfection but I've got a hand painted stripe that goes from 6" wide in the back to 8" wide at the tip of the bow. I have no idea what kind of paint it is. It is chipped and faced and scratched. It looks like more than one layer of paint and probably a primer. I attached two photos, one a close up of a section of the broad shot. The darker color is what shows up when I hit some of the looser top color with my pressure washer. The white areas are actually pale blue from nicks and deep scratches.
I will need to completely remove the stripe if I want to use a 2 part paint, but I don't know how. If it is not polyurethane
, I might try a product called Marine
Strip (but they say it won't work
on polyurethane). If it is, I am reading about Acetone or Easy-off oven
cleaner, and then there was an Interlux
stripper that is no longer available This is what I have come up with so far searching the web. I don't know what to do that will be safe for the gel coat. I have never painted a boat
before, so this is a big undertaking for me. But first I have to solve this stripe problem. I am planning to paint the boat
a cream color or something less white than it currently is. Then just put a wide vinyl pinstripe on it
Thanks for considering this.