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Old 08 June 2017, 15:30   #1
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Best way to remove anti-foul

So, time for my first question.

Angarosh the Ballistic RIB is in a pretty tidy state for a 2007 boat, it just needs a bit of TLC and some elbow grease to freshen up the tubes and polish the stainless.

However, I will be keeping it on a trailer when not in use, and it has grotty-looking anti-foul on the hull.

What is the best way of removing anti-foul without damaging the hull.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 08 June 2017, 16:24   #2
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I just did one and it washed off with cellulose thinners and rags just get the rags nice and wet with thinners to soften the antifouling and change the rag once saturated with antifoul
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Old 08 June 2017, 17:27   #3
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So,

What is the best way of removing anti-foul without damaging the hull.

Thanks in advance!

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I'd say soda blasting and a couple of coats of expoxy on afterwards but it ain't cheap.

Defo don't sand it. It's toxic
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Recently did mine, used Internationals Interstrip, similar logic to beamishken, let the product soften the antifoul and then wipe with clean rags.

Once this is off, you can then buff the hull with a polisher and some farecla g3, managed to get some great results and an improvement in speed, please see before and after
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freespirit3 that is a brilliant transformation - doesn't even look like the same boat.
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As said interstrip is the way to go.... It's messy and awkward to do on a Trailer,and plenty of Buffing after (especially if the Hull was roughed up/scored before application)

If you're lucky sometimes alot can be scraped off...so test it ....sanding is to be avoided as its pretty Nasty stuff and gets everywhere!
Always use proper safety wear and take appropriate precautions.
That looks a Nice Job FS3!...
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As said interstrip is the way to go.... It's messy and awkward to do on a Trailer,and plenty of Buffing after (especially if the Hull was roughed up/scored before application)

If you're lucky sometimes alot can be scraped off...so test it ....sanding is to be avoided as its pretty Nasty stuff and gets everywhere!
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Agreed, I would recommend doing this off the trailer, I rolled mine off the trailer onto two fence posts and did one side at a time, lay some old sheets down as it is messy, get some good gloves, some breathing covers/ mask as this stuff stinks. two reasons for off the trailer, one it is very very messy and will make a mess of the trailer, and two off the trailer gets you better access to the hull, lying down though , working around the rollers is not ideal.

The results I achieved were inter strip removal of the antifoul and then elbow grease with the polisher, again a messy job.

I also removed the old redbay graphics to refresh the hull and console, the newer red bays don't have these graphics on the hull anymore and I thought it looked cleaner.

For the thicker stuff apply the inter strip and when you can scrape some off but do this whilst the inter strip is still damp as it is still working and then you can wipe it off when you can, in my case the antifoul was blue and if your not careful you end up transferring the blue around. Don't be frightened of replacing the brush regularly stops the transfer.
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