Boat paint removal

 Hi All, what would be the best method to take a painted Ali boat back to bare Ali and to leave it unpainted and would you have to finish it off some way so it looks ok. Cheers 


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 paint stripper,remove all

Sun, 2018-01-07 11:13

 paint stripper,remove all the paint and if you want you can buzz the ali back with 400 wet on a sander and clear coat over the ali will come up mint,i have my own spray painting panel beating buisness in rockingham 

 

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 Is there a certain brand? 

Sun, 2018-01-07 13:35

 Is there a certain brand? 

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 of paint stripper?not really

Sun, 2018-01-07 17:24

 of paint stripper?not really mate they all work preety good 

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 Ok mate cheers, I just

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:24

 Ok mate cheers, I just thought to remove marine 2 pack you'd need something specialised.

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Thanks

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:39

 so  it would be better than some type of blasting the paint off as it is a reasonable size boat

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 if you blast it you wont get

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:40

 if you blast it you wont get a smooth finish,it will pit the ali...

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will the paint stripper break

Tue, 2018-01-09 18:32

will the paint stripper break down the all filler? i know my boad has alot of it almost 3mm in some places.

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I just did this between xmas

Tue, 2018-01-09 21:36

I just did this between xmas & new year (all those windy days, thought I'd get into in while on break from work).

Mine had a crappy diy fitout, I'm doing a new fit-out so full strip including wiring. Found original mustard colour done prior to fit-out, then had white rolled & brushed after fit-out, looked like crap.

Did a lot of googling/reasearch re stripping, read other forums with similar Q's, majority response was to save the stress & pain, get it Soda Blasted!

Well with most tradies/factories etc also on break I did'nt have that option, worried about certain chemicals on ali I bought 4lts of paint stripper from a specialist paint supplier (automotive etc) on the Saturday, spent all day/dusk on it, all 4ltrs, only looked half done.

There closed Sunday so I grab a couple of cans of spray from Supercheap, barley touched it.

Off to Bunnings, 4ltrs of Polystrippa, another full day applying, scrapping, power washing etc & I'm still not fully satisfied with the result.

So with hindsight, In the end when I add up cost of stripper, water, elec, back & forth to shops, burning to skin, sore hands etc etc etc, I would have waited for everyone to go back to work, spent ~$400 to get it Soda Blasted while I did something else.

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