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Old 13-10-2020, 18:08   #1
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Temporary Paint Solution

I have a time crunch issue and need my bottom paint removed. Would it be possible to apply a few coat of antifoul over the old paint and then get it done once I get to the Bahamas? Both the time and expense are causing all sort of timeline issues. Id be in the water about 4 weeks with this temp solution
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Here are a few pics. Ive tried a handheld soda blaster and using an random orbital sander with 40 and 80 discs. Took 2 days of tinkering and never got the blaster to work right. So ive got to get in the water and done with the engine build and outting the interior back together in a week so I wont have time to DIY the removal and painting. And paying $2,500(lowest quote I got) isnt in the budget right now but will be in 45 days once we arrive in the bahamas.
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Old 14-10-2020, 03:09   #3
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I thought that is what everyone did.
Knock back any flaking bits, bang some primer on any spots that are back to glass and roller on a couple of coats of whatever anti-foul you think should go over your old one without issues.
When the bottom paint builds up too much for a light sand, well, you will probably need to service the winches by then, and the motor. Time to sell the boat!

Well that seems to be the case with all the boats I've bought anyhow.
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Old 14-10-2020, 06:14   #4
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I see no problem with what you are thinking. Your boat is not a speed queen and a little roughness in the bottom paint should not be a problem. Scrape off what will come off and slap on some suitable paint. You will be in the Bahamas, so looking at the condition of the bottom paint should not be a problem. You may be able to go a long time before a new bottom coat is needed.
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I see no problem with what you are thinking. Your boat is not a speed queen and a little roughness in the bottom paint should not be a problem. Scrape off what will come off and slap on some suitable paint. You will be in the Bahamas, so looking at the condition of the bottom paint should not be a problem. You may be able to go a long time before a new bottom coat is needed.


Awesome! Then I will just scrape and get to painting. Gonna save me a week.
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Is bare laminate exposed or not.


have you cleared any places to bare plastic?


Or is there still gelcoat / or epoxy / coat on the hull?


If plastic is bare at places, you cannot soak in now in salt water.



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Is bare laminate exposed or not.


have you cleared any places to bare plastic?


Or is there still gelcoat / or epoxy / coat on the hull?


If plastic is bare at places, you cannot soak in now in salt water.



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I only sanded about a 1sq ft area before trying to find a better alternative. I donít think I removed any gel coat.
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If bare laminate is not exposed, the whole thing can be given a coat of antifoul and splashed.


Mind in the Bahamas everything can be much more expensive than on the continent.


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Just do a good job now. No need to remove. It will be fine, this is done all the time.

Do it again in a couple of years next time you need bottom paint. If you want to really remove it all.... do it then. But as long as it's adhered well, there is no no need to ever take it all off unless you are doing an epoxy barrier coat.
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Thanks for all the replies. Gonna save me $2,500+ to just repaint and splash!
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