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chad posted 08-06-2002 09:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for chad   Send Email to chad  
I am looking at an 18' OR. The boat looks ok but has tired looking bottom paint. How hard is it to remove or how expensive is it to have removed? Thanks
skred posted 08-07-2002 08:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
I had the same question and thanks to this forum it was answered. Peel-Away (Available at saltwater dealers or any Sherwin-Williams paint dealer) is the recommended remover. Does no harm to the gel coat. Messy and caustic - yes, but my pail cost me $30 for a 15' boat. I'm pretty sure having this done will run several hundred.....
kgregg posted 08-07-2002 11:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for kgregg  Send Email to kgregg     
I'm also considering removing the bottom paint on the '91 Outrage. Prev owner kept boat in water about 6 months/year. I will trailer boat and have no use for bottom paint (plus, it is unattractive, imo.) Thanks for tip on "Peel Away".
Blue posted 08-12-2002 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Blue  Send Email to Blue     
I have a 27 Cuddy and removed the bottom paint this past winter. What a job but well worth it. I tried the chemicals first and would not recomend them. Messy. What we did was get paint scrapers and scrape the bottom paint off. It left a blue tint which was then compounded out with buffers. You can barely tell there was bottom paint on it.
samuel posted 07-11-2006 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for samuel  Send Email to samuel     
I have a 21ft boat and had several old layers of old bottom pain that I wanted to remove. I used oven cleaner. its messy but a little cheaper than peel away.

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