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darrencuk

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Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« on: March 08, 2012, 09:38:29 PM »

As stated I'm being given a boat a billings bankurt the gentle men who owned it unfortunately is very old and started to paint superstructure but made a very bad job of it is there away of removing the paint with out damaging wood
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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 09:41:14 PM »

Pictures would help to let the paint specialists figure out the best approach. For instance, it helps to have some idea of what type of paint is there, and what the state of the surface is...
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darrencuk

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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 09:49:44 PM »

I no it is humble paints but won't b able to get any pictures up until 2mora
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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 10:41:22 PM »

One of the best paint stripper that WONT harm the plastic is Fairy Power spray Yes the one for cleaning your pots and pans,spray it on libbrally and it will rmove hte paint


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darrencuk

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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 10:43:13 PM »

It's mainly the wood the hull hasn't been painted just parts of the super structure
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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 10:45:02 PM »

It STILL will remove it for you  ;) ;)


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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 03:27:55 AM »

Fairy Power Spray at about 3.50 Tesco's

Yes three appliations and gentle scrapes with a steel rule cleared the blue paint from
my Hales Spraymaster without a problem. It couldn't make a dent in the white undercoat
below that though. I like FPS, no odours or skin burning, splashes wipe up etc :-))

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darrencuk

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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 05:31:25 AM »

Would this not damage the wood as its a spray

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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 06:09:09 AM »

No.  
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darrencuk

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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 07:16:20 AM »

Ok so I literally just spray it on and scrap of ?, sorry another silly question do have to do anything else like before I reprint the surface I strip? I will post some pics of it today about 1 or 2 pm
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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 07:31:13 AM »

you will need to remove all traces of the Spray... a good rinse in warm water should do it.  Also as no one has mentioned it, be prepared that the superstcuture may fall apart as the Spray might cause the glue (depending on what was used) to dissapear along with the paint

Leave to dry thoroughly and then a quick sand with some fine sandpaper.
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darrencuk

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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 08:55:18 AM »

I no I have asked but I guess my ownly worry is the wood going funny if I wet it (like going rooten or something like that ) I always thought if wood gets wet it damages it because it will absorb the water I'm really sorry for sounding silly and asking questions, in stead of a metal rule would a old tooth brush work
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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 09:23:44 AM »

should do.
As long as the wood is allowed to dry thoroughly before repainting it will be fine.
If its soaking wet then you will need to watch for warping tho.  Lay it flat with a little weight on it
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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 09:30:46 AM »

Ok thank u guys for all your help I will give it a go later :)
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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 04:10:37 PM »

couldn't make a dent in the white undercoat

Why do you think FSP couldn't affect the white coat at all? mid 1950's paint by the way

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Re: Being given a free boat but need help with paint
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2012, 04:18:12 PM »

At a guess Lead Based?

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