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Old 28 August 2012, 15:38   #11
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Yep,looks like old blue antifoul to me also.
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Old 28 August 2012, 19:24   #12
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Thanks guys for the advice.

Looks like the old Nitromorse, and sander is the way to go, and see what sort of finish I end up with.

If it is salvageable I will try to keep gel coat finish, otherwise, probably coppercoat.

Looks like I got a bit of work ahead of me!

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Nitromorse is crap these days, you'd be better getting a proper antifoul stripper....
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Nitromorse is crap these days, you'd be better getting a proper antifoul stripper....
I think there was a thread that suggested Reactive resins Strippit?

Will probably go with that, and see what happens.

Will keep you updated with progress.

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The old Nitromorse could soften your gelcoat. Not sure about the new stuff as it struggles to strip paint!
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These guys do the best paints strippers with ones specially designed for marine applications
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I hear yotties use some type of blasting process

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Sand/shot blasting? Ok on a metal/wood hull but wouldn't that ruin gelcoat?
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I've stripped two boats using a tungsten carbide paint stripper, very gently. The first boat needed a few scratches filling but the second was perfect. Gentle movements from waterline to keel strip off most of the old soft Antifoul (don't know about hard Antifoul).


Then a quick rub down and finally I used acetone to take the old international base coat off which is as hard as nails and would not come off easily with sand paper.

The dust is horrific, wear a decent mask!!!!
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Sand/shot blasting? Ok on a metal/wood hull but wouldn't that ruin gelcoat?
Saw an article in a Landrover mag about Dry ice blasting, and Soda blasting, have a google.

They say it can be used on fibreglass without harming the fibreglass, Hmmmmm, wonder how much, and will they guarantee it wont destroy the gel coat?????
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