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jpconn posted 12-11-2001 02:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for jpconn   Send Email to jpconn  
any ideas on how to remove the mess ups of a prior owner?
lhg posted 12-11-2001 03:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Try Amazon's one step teak cleaner. All teak oils have varnish in them, and this cuts it after the varnish has dried. Scrape off the heavy build up first.
crosley95 posted 12-12-2001 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for crosley95  Send Email to crosley95     
as has been sugested i believe by lhg. EASY-OFF. in the process of doing the same thing and have met with good success. it will take a few tries.

Outrage18 posted 12-12-2001 12:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Outrage18  Send Email to Outrage18     
what about for removing old yellow epoxy repairs? What would you use that wouldnt hurt the fiberglass?

_PL

Bigshot posted 12-13-2001 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You can't hurt fiberglass for the most part. If bottom paint remover does'nt hurt it nothing will. FYI Muriatic acid removes ANY rust stain in about 3 seconds.
kingfish posted 12-14-2001 08:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Outrage 18-

I haven't found a solvent yet that will satisfactoraly cut cured epoxy on top of gelcoat. The best I've been able to do is carefully scrape the cured epoxy off with a sharp knife, then wet sand, compound and polish the area where the removal took place. There is a moral to this story: "Clean the epoxy before it cures!". Every now and then though, I'll miss a spot and have this to contend with. It's a pure b*tch in non-skid...

Open to suggestion...

kingfish

kingfish posted 12-14-2001 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
...satisfactor*i*ly..
kingfish posted 12-14-2001 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
...satisfactor*i*ly..
kingfish posted 12-14-2001 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
shoulda quit while I was ahead...
JAC posted 12-14-2001 09:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for JAC  Send Email to JAC     
Has anyone had luck with removing the epoxy barrier coat used as a primer under the bottom paint ? The basic stripper from west doesn't cut it.

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