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Old 03 January 2014, 16:43   #1
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Question about tidying up a hull


Next question on my list.

The rib I've just bought has at least 2 if not 3 coats of what I think is antifoul on the hull. It has been stored trailered for a good while and I'll be keeping it on a trailer as well. I'd like to take the hull back to gel coat if I can but I don't know if that's possible. If it's not then I've no idea what I should be using paint wise if I manage to get the antifoul off.

Also any help on how to get the antifoul off would be appreciated, I've read about scrapers with the corners ground off and also international inter-strip as a chemical remover but no idea where to start really?

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Old 03 January 2014, 16:54   #2
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I used a good jet washer (2200 psi ) with a 3 inch distace between hull and nozzle to get a high percentage off. Then white spirit and international interstrip and synthetic scorer pad and loads of elbow grease.
A sr5 hull to 2 days with it also being upside in the garden !!

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Old 03 January 2014, 16:58   #3
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Did mine with with a old wood chisel and paint scraper hard & dirty work wear protective clothing goggles and a proper filter mask that gets most of it off then you need thinners and plenty of elbow grease to get the rest off ( not finished mine yet but its on going )
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