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Old 29 October 2009, 18:33   #1
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hi all eny one know how to get paint or whatever it is under the antifoul off with. removed antifoul no problem but this stuff underneath seems to be a problem if eny one can help : thanks paul
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hi all eny one know how to get paint or whatever it is under the antifoul off with. removed antifoul no problem but this stuff underneath seems to be a problem if eny one can help : thanks paul
Paul, it's A/foul primer. It's a bitch and from memory, the hull is keyed under that. Wet and dry and then machine buffing are the only thing that I can think of.

Did you manage to sort the loom mishap?
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acetone normally removes but be careful
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Paul, it's A/foul primer. It's a bitch and from memory, the hull is keyed under that. Wet and dry and then machine buffing are the only thing that I can think of.

Did you manage to sort the loom mishap?
yes mate all done now done it my self in the end and put twin batt on aswell shes running like it was before serviced it aswell so still great boat cheers paul
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Wet and dry and then machine buffing are the only thing that I can think of.
Don't necessarily need the machine buff - as long as you donlt mind a long, hard graft. I used ever increasing grit numbers of wet'n'dry - Stopped at 1200 on the test area, and got it pretty smooth. (used a rolled up rag behind the paper on the curvy bit at the bow - can use an orbital on the transom as it's flat)

Ended up when I discovered what was hiding under the antifoul at the stern to bite the bulet and attacked it with a 40 grit flap disc. (found a major repair at the port rear, which I found wasnlt flat, and probnably explained the weird lean to Starboard atr speed..... It's currently in for a re- gelcoating!

No phots to hand at the mo, if you want to see the "before & after" photos of the sandpaper journey, let me know.
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hi all eny one know how to get paint or whatever it is under the antifoul off with. removed antifoul no problem but this stuff underneath seems to be a problem if eny one can help : thanks paul
The product I used was 'Interstrip' by International,removes the Anti fouling and Primer in one go,wipe over with thinners job done!A bit messy BUT Alot safer than all that sanding!?
Anti foul is pretty toxic stuff and can do alot of harm! MAY EVEN account for 'one or two' on here!
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The product I used was 'Interstrip' by International,removes the Anti fouling and Primer in one go,wipe over with thinners job done!A bit messy BUT Alot safer than all that sanding!?
Anti foul is pretty toxic stuff and can do alot of harm! MAY EVEN account for 'one or two' on here!
Probably not much difference with appropriate breathing apparatus!

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Which brings me to a thought- "Eco antifoul - friendly to marine life". Errrr doesn't that kind of render it somewhat useless?
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Probably not much difference with appropriate breathing apparatus!

|To coin a phrase, choose your poison........


Which brings me to a thought- "Eco antifoul - friendly to marine life". Errrr doesn't that kind of render it somewhat useless?
Point taken,and naturally you'd want to use a purpose made. and high quality mask.The trouble with grinding,or sanding it makes whatever your sanding down 'air borne' by the very nature of the process, which in turn makes it easier to ingest,and spreads the residue over a wider area.Even contaminating cloths and hair ect. At least when you use the product made for the job ie. 'Anti-foul Stripper' it locks it in.I just put down an old dust sheet which collected the gunge,and rolled it up,and put it into our workshop waste for proper disposal.As for 'Eco anti-foul' does seem a contradiction in terms!!
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