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Old 04 June 2014, 05:23   #1
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Trying to take the paint off my new project is stumping me

I've tried the pressure washer and now an orbital polisher with sanding pad.

Can I use nitro mors on the PVC or is this a bit extreme?
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Old 04 June 2014, 18:05   #2
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After going through all the products at b&q I've went for this stuff

It says it's ok for upvc so I hope it doesn't eat my tubes
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I would not use any abrasive whatsoever. Get yourself a piece PVC patch material and slather on the chemical stripper of your choice. Leave for a few hours then wipe off. If you get any of the PVC color on a white cloth switch to a different stripper. Once you find a compatible stripper using patches of scrap PVC then apply to your boat.
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Which type of paint could that be : water, enamel, acrylic, other, Try nail acetone, car paint acrylic thinner, probably will need several bottles if that works out.

Are tubes PVC or Hypalon made ?

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Mechanical and than patch the tube...
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Pretty sure they are PVC tubes. Phoned for a retube yesterday and nearly fell over at the price I was told.

Away working now for 2 weeks but keep your suggestions coming.

I'll probably do a little test with all of the safer options side by side cause I've not seen much info on this for PVC tubes
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From the xs-rib site:
Rib SizeEx VatInc Vat
4 - 4.7m (2m Beam) 2,995.00 3,594
4.8 - -5.1m (2.2m Beam) 3,250.00 3,900
5.1 - 5.4m (2.3m Beam) 3,750.00 4,500
5.5 - 5.9m (2.5m Beam) 3,995.00 4,794
6 - 6.8m (2.6m Beam) 4,795.00 5,754

The Cost Includes the following:
  1. Removal of Old Collar
  2. Making of pattern if we do not have it.
  3. Fitting of new collar and all the ancillary items
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Thanks but I'm going to stick with what's there. I don't think they are past saving.
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They've probably been painted for a reason (i.e. the thread is showing through). So why not get as much of the paint off as you can, then re-paint in a colour of your choice?
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