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Old 04-21-2008, 11:39 AM
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Question....What is the best way to remove anti-fouling paint on a 22ft cc sitting on a trailer? Should I wear any protection while removing it? THANK YOU!
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:52 AM
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I would sand it off, preferably by hand, and dont worry about the fumes... It'll put some lead in your pencil!

In all honesty, for sanding the hull there is no other way than to get into it with a vibrating or circular sander. I like to wear the whole shebang... Disposable suit, goggles and a mask/respirator. The paint is bad news if you breathe it in over time....you can sand and paint on the trailer...Then do a touch up of the areas you missed by rolling the boat back two feet later on,...

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Old 04-21-2008, 02:58 PM
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The best way to remove bottom paint is to SodaBlast it.
Fast, Effective, Gelcoat safe & Environmentally Friendly
If you sand it Make sure you wear a respirator & a Tyvek Suit.
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No doubt in my mind on that one. The easiest check I ever wrote was to the soda blaster that took the bottom paint and old barrier coat off my boat.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:51 AM
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Soda Blast???
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:26 AM
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james derz - 4/22/2008 10:51 AM

Soda Blast???
I wondered the same thing...new one on me... Google to the rescue!

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What is Soda Blasting?

Soda blasting is the latest technology to safely strip paint and clean most any surface. The soda blaster uses compressed air to deliver sodium bicarbonate based media (baking soda) onto the surface to be cleaned. While at the outset this seems similar to sandblasting, all similarities quickly fade once you understand the process. Sand is a hard, heavy material that can wreak havoc on any substrate. It will pit glass, tear up rubber & plastic and etch metal. Soda blasting has none of that. A properly formulated soda blasting media is made of Sodium Bicarbonate that is manufactured to be in a consistent, larger crystal size. When it strikes the material you are soda blasting the crystal explodes outward and the explosion is the force that strips your target of grease, paint, rust, mold, dirt, whatever it is you are removing.
It is difficult to tell someone about soda blasting without using the phrase "the best part." Why? Because there are so many advantages to soda blasting they are all "the best part!" You want to say:
The Best Part about soda blasting is it doesn't harm the substrate. No metal warping, no flash rust, no more masking of glass, chrome and rubber! What a time saver!
The Best Part about soda blasting is the easy clean up, the media is water-soluble, rinse it off!
The Best Part about soda blasting is how it is environmentally friendly! It's baking soda! Non-toxic, non-flammable, non-hazardous, FDA approved and you can make biscuits with it!
The Best Part about soda blasting is how versatile it is! It can be used in so many applications!
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sodablaster - 4/21/2008 5:58 PM

The best way to remove bottom paint is to SodaBlast it.
Fast, Effective, Gelcoat safe & Environmentally Friendly
If you sand it Make sure you wear a respirator & a Tyvek Suit.
That's what I have read.
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PostOpus - 4/22/2008 11:26 AM

james derz - 4/22/2008 10:51 AM

Soda Blast???
I wondered the same thing...new one on me... Google to the rescue!

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What is Soda Blasting?

Soda blasting is the latest technology to safely strip paint and clean most any surface. The soda blaster uses compressed air to deliver sodium bicarbonate based media (baking soda) onto the surface to be cleaned. While at the outset this seems similar to sandblasting, all similarities quickly fade once you understand the process. Sand is a hard, heavy material that can wreak havoc on any substrate. It will pit glass, tear up rubber & plastic and etch metal. Soda blasting has none of that. A properly formulated soda blasting media is made of Sodium Bicarbonate that is manufactured to be in a consistent, larger crystal size. When it strikes the material you are soda blasting the crystal explodes outward and the explosion is the force that strips your target of grease, paint, rust, mold, dirt, whatever it is you are removing.
It is difficult to tell someone about soda blasting without using the phrase "the best part." Why? Because there are so many advantages to soda blasting they are all "the best part!" You want to say:
The Best Part about soda blasting is it doesn't harm the substrate. No metal warping, no flash rust, no more masking of glass, chrome and rubber! What a time saver!
The Best Part about soda blasting is the easy clean up, the media is water-soluble, rinse it off!
The Best Part about soda blasting is how it is environmentally friendly! It's baking soda! Non-toxic, non-flammable, non-hazardous, FDA approved and you can make biscuits with it!
The Best Part about soda blasting is how versatile it is! It can be used in so many applications!
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Indeed you do... good one....Now I know.... and thats half the battle
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Soda or sandblast, If you do sand yourself wear a resporator, that stuff is designed to kill.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:11 PM
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If you sand it you will never do it again. try soda blasting. clean, economical, non etching and fast.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:44 PM
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PeelAway. Paint on, cover with plastic bag, come back and peel away the sheet. Do it 6'x2' at the time, and in a week you will have factory bottom clean and ready to polish

It's cheap.

Price out soda blasting and you will understand
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I would never try to remove bottom paint by sanding. This is the sort of thing you do once and then you realize how stupid it is. Depending on the condition and how many layers there are on, I would try to remove it with a chisel. It works better than it sounds.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:25 PM
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The best method for stripping bottom paint is the Farrow system. It is the least destructive to the hull and leaves the best finish. The applicators who use this process are usually better trained than a lot of the sand/soda blasters. You can google the Farrow system and watch videos of it being used on boats.
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Sanding, there is nothing more fun then laying on your back on a hot summers day sanding paint off a boat as it falls into your face.
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i used a check but cash and credit cards produce the same results.
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