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Old 06 August 2013, 07:35   #1
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Aluminium Hull

Hi All,

I have an aluminium hull. The photos are of the stern and the port side, all the hull is pretty much like this though.

From what I understand none of this will cause a problem, (please say if that's wrong) its just untidy. Getting rid of all the paint etc and going back to bare aluminium may be the best bet.

So questions:

If its just cosmetic is it worth doing, (I know that's a personal choice but I'm undecided so views would be good, especially as once in the water most of this is hidden).

Can I get this off all with nitromors or something like that

would it be better to simply take it somewhere and have it done professionally and if so any ideas on cost?

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Old 06 August 2013, 09:32   #2
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Try getting some quotes from the soda blasting guys, leaves a nice slightly matt finish.

To give you an idea, had the underside of a 33ft yacht stripped of years worth of anti-foul for about £300.
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Old 08 March 2014, 11:52   #3
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Well had a go with a wire brush and an angle grinder and got as far as this

Took 2 hours to get that far and it's a very messy job

So soda blast is the way forward, gone in this weekend to be done. I'll post pics of the finished job fingers crossed all will be good

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Well had a go with a wire brush and an angle grinder and got as far as this

Took 2 hours to get that far and it's a very messy job

So soda blast is the way forward, gone in this weekend to be done. I'll post pics of the finished job fingers crossed all will be good

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I saw the guy working on the hull today Neil its looking great mate
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Old 11 March 2014, 16:23   #5
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All done and I have to say really pleased with how this has come out. Top job

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Nice job there Neil.
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Looks great Neil was it the same guy that did HP
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What cleaned him up lol .


Don't think so, this guy is based in audenshaw just outside Ashton under Lyme.
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What cleaned him up lol .

Don't think so, this guy is based in audenshaw just outside Ashton under Lyme.
I didn't know Audenshaw was in the Midlands Neil.
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