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kurtgru posted 03-18-2001 07:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for kurtgru   Send Email to kurtgru  
I just recently purchased a 1968 Boston Whaler Nauset that is in need of a complete restoration. The hull has been painted both inside and out with a non-marine paint (definitely not a two-part finish) and it is flaking off really bad.

What is the best way to remove this paint prior to refinishing?

Does anyone have any experience using a paint stripper such as Dolphinite or any other brand that you would recommend? www.dolphinite.com

If so, how did you strip the non-skid area on the floor?

Is there a better way of removing the paint?

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Kurt

MikeC posted 03-18-2001 08:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for MikeC  Send Email to MikeC     
If its flaking really bad I would try a pressure washer.
Soho posted 03-18-2001 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
Kurt,

I am in the process of a similar project - 69 Nauset being prepped for complete repaint with a two part. I have used Dad's paint remover for the job - ir comes in a blue can. The stuff is very powerful and you have to be extremely careful with it as if misused it will damage the gel. At any rate, I just work on a small area at a time and use water to neutralise it after I finish scrapping the area I am working on. I procrastinated for a period on figuring how to tackle the interior as all the corners etc had me intimidated - read a lot on this site about different options - in the end I just hit it with a combination of the paint remover, wet and dry sandpaper, an orbital sander and elbow grease - took the weekend to finish I guess. I have a fair bit of filling etc to do before she is ready to repaint, but that is how it goes with a boat that old. I am using the same remover on the non-skid - harder to get all the paint off and I am not sure how I will end up finishing this off prior to repainting. Let me know if you are interested and we can hook up by phone as it would be easier to explain my methods over the phone.

Ciao,

Ron

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