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Old 17 October 2008, 07:29   #11
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
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Buit if you're lucky and it hasn't been keyed before application.......

I've just removed half of one side of mine in about an aftenoon with an assortment of paint scrapers, did a trial sanding with wet'n'dry using ever increasing grade on the first few feet, and apart from a couple of deep gouges in the gelcoat hidden by the antifouling, it has come up remarkably well.

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Old 22 October 2008, 05:06   #12
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: Thunder
Make: Halmatic Arctic 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 2 x 150 Etec
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There are a few companies that use blasting with bicarb of soda, leaves a better finish than sandblasting (can be polished back to a decent shine) and isn't too expensive.

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Old 22 October 2008, 06:16   #13
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
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The best way to clean ti all off is to use Dry Ice/CO2 blasting - very little mess either. There are more and more firms appearing offering this service.

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