in the cockpit
- Follow Up.
Clean up successfully underway.
On the advice of my local chandlery
I bought this product for $32.
Claims to get rid of paint
stains from gelcoat
, fibreglass, enamels etc. without damaging.
I had long standing varnish stains on the fibreglass and gelcoat
in my cockpit
; I dropped a can of varnish it went everywhere. One corner I nicknamed ''Calamity Corner''.
This product if used correctly seems to be ideal for all of the uses it claims.
The caveat is to use it correctly. It's the usual paint
stripping gel texture.
Apply with a brush working only one direction and leaving a thick coating.
Product has its' own built in 'evaporation' aid so application process will aid that.
Do not scrub. Have a plastic scraper, a clean dry oil
free cloth, some water
,(a light sanding
and/or scrubbing pad, some dishwasher soap, light grade wet and dry paper and some paper tape to tape off, the as the Maximum advised working area is 2' square - I improvised with these items but was successful).
Obviously rubber gloves.
Heavy fumes. Respirator use advised.Fumes fall to lowest point so work
with product height to prevent bending down into them. They are really noxious.
Leave for five minutes and check. If scraper does not remove some/all of paint /varnish etc. Paint over again for five minutes and repeat several times until varnish starts to soften and peel away.
Soon as it is coming off like a gum - neutralise with water
and then wash with hot soapy water. Any remaining stains, can be very lightly sanded out. I worked patiently with sanding
wet and dry as I did not want to erode the stippling/grip on the deck
and lazarettes by sanding them flat..
Worked like a dream on Calamity Corner and the two runnels and drain points.
No advice on temperature and conditions outside. Suspect it will dry quicker on a warm day ? Yesterday was bright and cold but not freezing Not to be used in confined spaces.
Before and afters:
Regards to all,