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Old 05 April 2007, 14:13   #1
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Removing Antifouling

Evening,

has anyone got any experience of removing anti fouling? apparently theres some stuff like paint stripper you can use??

My hull is looking a little sorry with antifouling coming off and rather than reapplying as its being kept ashore i would rather take it off all together!!

any experience and results greatly appreciated

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It's called Dilunet.I've got some in the garage-It's expensive and crap-at least it was when I tried to get freshwater antifoul off with it.
I used a bit then put it away and used an orbital sander and a respirator instead.
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Old 05 April 2007, 18:11   #3
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We have the remains of antifouling on the hull and it looks dreadful. It has gone yellow and really drags down the appearance of the boat.

I have tried nitromors, but it is so slow! It does remove the anti F but only a small area at a time.

I understand that International do a similar remover and wonder whether to try it.

Another issue is that if the previous owner did the antifouling properly, he would have abraded the hull to aid adehesion! So..... If I get it off, I have a dull hull!!

So, lets have ideas for removal as well as comments on white antifouling. I suspect that would stain badly on my black trailer rollers!

Ideas please!

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It's called Dilunet.I've got some in the garage-It's expensive and crap-at least it was when I tried to get freshwater antifoul off with it.
I used a bit then put it away and used an orbital sander and a respirator instead.
Agree with Matt, the Dilunet is complete cr@p. However the International antifoul remover is an entirely different story. Its the only thing that I've found that will do the job. It smells funky and looks much like Dilunet (brownish gloop) but leave it on 10 mins and then remove whilst soft with a wooden scraper and its the dogs cogs. I was shifting 3 layers of anitfoul (white, grey and blue) in one go

I only discovered the stuff last weekend so can't show any photos with full results yet but I'll post some when I've done a bit more over the next weekend. However its still 20 for a litre tin so its not cheap

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I have always been under the impression these majic gloop products are pretty useless. Sanding is probably the most reliable way of getting it all off but it ain't easy. Re the issue of the hull having been sanded in the first place. With a LOT of effort you can get a pretty good finish with very fine wet and dry, then compound and polish etc. I think if I was in this situation I would be temped just to keep antifouling it occastionaly to keep it looking nice.
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Howard, I used the International stuff last year on Old Spice. Horrible job took most of Easter and left the path in a right mess. It does work but if it dries out then it goes hard again so you have to do 1/4 at a time. Its not cheap either.

Don't use ordinary nitromoors btw as it attacks grp.

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