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Old 04-11-2012, 07:48 AM
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Good morning all... I have a 22' SeaRay cc that (as you can see) has a terrible bottom coat on it. The previous owner took pretty good care of the boat; it runs great and EVERYTHING is in good condition otherwise. I'd like to remove the blue bottom paint and possibly paint the hullsides dark blue eventually. I'm just concerned as to the best way to approach it....working around the trailer looks like a pain but Ill use jacks and such- but if I use a stripper am I going to damage the coat underneath? I'd like it to be white as it stays kept on the trailer in storage, plus the coat has cratars and divots something awful and HAS to be slowing the boat down. Not to mention its UNSIGHTLY! Any suggestions on how to do it right?
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Default Tony.....

Actually, we can't see......did you try and post a pic?

Do a search on bottom paint removal..... The new removal alternatives (versus chemical/sanding) are outstanding. Soda blasting seems to be the best. Less labor on your part and great results.

Just my .02
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My apologies I thought it was attached to my post...but I'm gonna look into that thanks!
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type this in google:

site: thehulltruth.com bottom paint removal.

a wealth of info will come up about this common thread
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Its going to be a lot of sanding or writing a check. Try Land and Sea Detailing on Old Winter Garden road.
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i started stripping mine last fall when it came out and weather stayed nice. using zip strip then sanding. its a 26 ft cat. i probably have over 20 hrs into it and am at the point its coming off the trailer this weekend to get to the spots i did not have access to.by the time im done probably have 25 hrs into to it. never again!!!! i should have listened but i figured it was something i could do.the zip strip helped alot but stripping in between the hulls was a pain. used a fan to blow the dust away from me along with a respirator while sanding, good luck i cant wait until im done then ill be bringing someone in to barrier coat and repaint and fix a couple small spots
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soda or farrow blast
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I had my boat farrow blasted a few weeks ago. It was well worth the cost and saved me a ton of work!
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I had my boat farrow blasted a few weeks ago and glad that I did.I had it done in St.Cloud Fl by Blue Green they did a good job.If you go with farrow blasting give Craig a call he is the owner of blue green 407-466-4427 tell him that Eric with the 28 albemarle sent you.Good luck!!
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Any idea what kindnof numbers/time Ill be looking at to get it Farrow blasted? Its not really urgent...I'd just like it to not be there!
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Any idea what kindnof numbers/time Ill be looking at to get it Farrow blasted? Its not really urgent...I'd just like it to not be there!
Tony,

Prices may vary in different parts of the country plus the amount of paint and condition of your boat may cause the price to change.

Also, some blasters require the boat owner to put out all the tarps and tent the boat, while other blasters might do everything. Find a local company and get some quotes. I'd expect between 40 and 50 per foot as a basic starting point in price.

Check out the below thread - it will show you the results of a farrow blaster in the new jersey area.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...reen-pros.html
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Sounds like the OP might be trying to restore the original gel coat. If so, I was told by the farrow folks that I might not be happy with the results if they blasted my boat. I used a aquastrip and ez-off oven cleaner to strip the paint on my skiff. Took a bunch of time but the results were amazing. Good luck!
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Thanks fellas. I just want to get the bottom coat and old pinstripe off....then I'm going to decide if I like the way she looks all white or do I throw some paint on the hullsides or do I get a big decal that I can pull off if necessary. I know i LOVE the bones on it, I just dont care for the loads of cratered-on smurf blue (and below the waterline) bottom coat.....
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Originally Posted by TonyRoyals View Post
Thanks fellas. I just want to get the bottom coat and old pinstripe off....then I'm going to decide if I like the way she looks all white or do I throw some paint on the hullsides or do I get a big decal that I can pull off if necessary. I know i LOVE the bones on it, I just dont care for the loads of cratered-on smurf blue (and below the waterline) bottom coat.....
If you are going to strip with farrow or soda, it's going to leave you with a perfect surface barrier coat and fresh paint. You can use white barrier coat and then Pettit Vivid White bottom paint.

If you are not going to bottom paint, then you gotta do it the old fashion way with paint stripper and or scrap/sand 80 the wet sand your way up to about 600 grit, compound then wax.
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Originally Posted by TonyRoyals View Post
Thanks fellas. I just want to get the bottom coat and old pinstripe off....then I'm going to decide if I like the way she looks all white or do I throw some paint on the hullsides or do I get a big decal that I can pull off if necessary. I know i LOVE the bones on it, I just dont care for the loads of cratered-on smurf blue (and below the waterline) bottom coat.....
Your gona have to re bottom paint, the gel coat is compromised and might have a barrier coat then the bottom paint Will cost less to re bottom paint. You will have hull blisters if you do not barrier coat and then bottom paint. Look it up on google. Once bottom paint always bottom paint. I will never bottom paint a new boat will sepnd the money on a lift or in/out service. Don't take my work do a search on google.

http://www.zahnisers.com/repair/blister/blister1.htm
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Thankfully they make a white bottom paint....I guess considering the cost Ill just wait till fall and do it myself. I have the tools, I just hate for it to be down while I could be out in it! Thanks for all the help gentlemen; now if y'all could just get me the exact prop....

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