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Bottom Paint Remover

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#1 Kamakazi118

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Posted March 31 2016 - 10:58 AM

Lower units are services, new water pumps installed, hydraulic steering serviced, last step before throwing her in the water for the season is new bottom paint. After a ton of research and weighing out my options, I've decided I want to strip the old bottom paint myself using a bio-safe stripper. They have good reviews, but I do trust the LIF community and would like some first hand feed back if anyone has used any of the Bio-safe bottom paint strippers. At this point I've narrowed it down to either Aqua-Strip or Dumond Peel-Away. Tips, Advice, Experience, Good, Bad, Ugly? Thank you in advance. . . Oh, and I'm talking about a boat if that wasn't clear haha.

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#2 lichris

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Posted March 31 2016 - 11:04 AM

What size boat? It might be more cost effective (both money and time) to have someone blast it with walnut shells and then repaint it.
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Posted March 31 2016 - 01:17 PM

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This is how we do the 26'... works every time.
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#4 MetalHead

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Posted March 31 2016 - 01:21 PM

Why not just use a scraper, remove all the loose stuff, thin out some fresh bottom paint and apply. No need to make more work for yourself, Boats are very good at doing it on their own.
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#5 Kamakazi118

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Posted March 31 2016 - 01:22 PM

What size boat? It might be more cost effective (both money and time) to have someone blast it with walnut shells and then repaint it.

26', 28' with the gil bracket for the outboards - I looked into soda blasting, I don't want to spend $500 or better when I can get a 5 gallon pail of stripper for $150.... I also just prefer the satisfaction of doing things myself.

#6 Kamakazi118

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Posted March 31 2016 - 01:25 PM

Why not just use a scraper, remove all the loose stuff, thin out some fresh bottom paint and apply. No need to make more work for yourself, Boats are very good at doing it on their own.

Probably going to try this route first and if I get frustrated or a case of OCD i'll grab some peel away

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Posted March 31 2016 - 01:27 PM

3 in 1.jpg

This is how we do the 26'... works every time.

It's amazing how many uses this tool has haha, I've gotten creative a few times and it's gotten me out of a few jams. I have 2 ready to go for next weekend
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Posted March 31 2016 - 03:05 PM

What size boat? It might be more cost effective (both money and time) to have someone blast it with walnut shells and then repaint it.

Better choice is Dustless paint removal dustlesspaintremoval.com

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Posted March 31 2016 - 03:32 PM

Running up on sandbars always worked for me.
Seriously though if you can get somebody to do it for $500 I would jump on it . To save $350 I'm not sure your aware of the work or health risk involved
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Posted March 31 2016 - 04:07 PM

I did my 34 FT once never never do it again sold that sucker I would have it done if I had to do again.

#11 lichris

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Posted March 31 2016 - 04:16 PM

My suggestion having done it every way possible on boats ranging from 15-25 feet is to spend the $500 and have it blasted, inspect for any blisters and paint with multiple coats of a multi season ablative paint. When you pull the boat out in the fall, power wash it and reapply a coat of ablative paint in the spring.
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#12 Kamakazi118

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Posted March 31 2016 - 04:21 PM

Running up on sandbars always worked for me.
Seriously though if you can get somebody to do it for $500 I would jump on it . To save $350 I'm not sure your aware of the work or health risk involved

Haha, I've waged well thus far against the sandbars. Looking like closer to $1,000 after the few phone calls I just made. might be changing up my game plan now

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Posted March 31 2016 - 04:48 PM

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Posted March 31 2016 - 07:27 PM

What's on there now?





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