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How to remove old bottom paint

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I recently acquired what I believe is a 1966 13' Sport. The boat is rough shape but is covered in what looks to be multiple coats of paint how does one remove the paint? Stripper, sanding, scrapping? The deck of the boat looks more difficult as it has a coarse textured pattern. TIA Drew

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You could sand or use a paint stripper.  We have a product, Totalboat Total Strip that works well removing multiple layers of paint.  Apply about a 1/4" thick and cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying out.  Leave on for 4 to 8 hours, peel off the plastic and scrape the remaining stripper and old paint off.

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9 hours ago, RickW said:

You could sand or use a paint stripper.  We have a product, Totalboat Total Strip that works well removing multiple layers of paint.  Apply about a 1/4" thick and cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying out.  Leave on for 4 to 8 hours, peel off the plastic and scrape the remaining stripper and old paint off.

Would you recommend this over sanding?

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If there are a lot of layers of paint, it would require a lot of sanding.  A paint remover will be quicker and easier on the non-skid areas.

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