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Old 03 December 2004, 04:07   #1
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Anybody got any suggestions for the best way to remove antifoul from the hull of my RIB without damaging the gelcoat?
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Hi Mark. This has been discussed before. This thread should help.
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Blimey Louise, do you live on here? thanks again though, looked at your web page, "Blue Ice" is a sexy piece of kit!
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Blimey Louise, do you live on here?
Yes!!! I don't have a life.

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looked at your web page, "Blue Ice" is a sexy piece of kit!
Thanks Mark. I really must get round to updating the site though! Haven't put any of this year's piccies on it yet and the year's nearly gone!
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Anybody got any suggestions for the best way to remove antifoul from the hull of my RIB without damaging the gelcoat?

Hi Mark

PM DanielTD5 as he's in the process of removing the antifoul from his hull, apparently he's chipping it off with a screw driver and cleaning it up with some sort of thinners and recons its working well.

Louise you do need a life, surely Rich B can find you some house work or something to do around the place, i have Mrs Rat cleaning my boat when she's got nothing else to do
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For commericial removal, soda blasting is meant to be the mutt's testicles at removing the paint without damaging the gel. Alternatively, wet sand blasting leaves you with a surface approximating 240 grit.
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Old 05 December 2004, 06:56   #7
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my 4.5 dr valiant as spent most of its 18 months life on a mooring
and the hull looks crap it been anti fouled for next year by the last owner
it as two layers of anti foul and lots of staining

i am very carefully scraping the anti foul off useing a screw driver not the best way but its working then you will be left with lots of scratches were they keyed it to take the anti foul i then use mek solvent which ibs supplyed
for about 2.50 this will clean the paint and stains off then wash with water
i have filled the deep scratches with plastic padding grp repair and rubbed down

if your anti foul is the flaky type use a jet washer first this will remove the most of it and cut you work down which i have not done

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I have found the scrapers with a long metal handle and what looks like a large razor blade as the cutting edge do a really good job and being about 3" wide remove quite a lot at once - I paid 3 for mine from Hyper Value and it seems unbluntable!!!! I have even used ti for scraping up old tile cement off a concrete floor - along with antifoul off a mates Nelson and old underseal off my Landie!!!
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Old 06 December 2004, 07:31   #9
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Thanks for all the suggestions, i went to Alladins Cave at the weekend and bought a paint on gel, will let you know the results when i manage to find the time to apply it (it has to be on for 12 hours before you pressure wash it off),Also as of tomorrow my RIB will be with scott of RIB repair for essential collar maintainence, i'm hoping it will be back in time for the Boxing day jaunt to Cowes, fingers crossed.
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