[Public-List] Wagner PaintEater for doing your bottom.

Jason S kk4mex at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 17:58:50 PST 2019

I tried one, didn't work well. I also tried a large sander/polisher with 6"
disc and 40 grit...worked well. But was hard to control and dust was just
unmanageable. Was miserable using it!   I ended up using a paint
scraper...changed out blades often....scraped 5-7 layers off....fairly
easily...I thought.
Make no mistake...was no piece of cake but it was best way to manually
remove the paint build up....
If I had the money...I would have had it soda blasted

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 4:39 PM Jonathan Bresler via Public-List <
public-list at lists.alberg30.org wrote:

> Let's face it. I'm not getting any younger.  That means that over time, I
> end up with "stuff" building up on my bottom.   While in the water I hire a
> professional to try and keep the "stuff" in check, but each time I haul
> out,  a more serious course of treatment is in order.
> I'm wondering if anyone else has this "problem" and has use a Wagner
> PaintEater (
> https://www.amazon.com/Wagner-0513040-PaintEater-Paint-Remover/dp/B000FFYLJQ
> )
> to address the build up.  Its a 4-1/2" disc sander that uses a 3M
> spun-fiber disc spinning at 2,600 RPM.  The disc is supposed to "conform to
> contours to provide consistent results on uneven surfaces".
> Cant find a statement of "equivalent to xx0 grit sandpaper".  Replacement
> discs are not cheap at about $12 each.  Dont know how long a disc would
> last.  The quarter sheet sander that I used two years ago has a 2.4amp
> motor.  The PaintEater has a 3.2amp motor.
> Thoughts?
> --
> Jonathan M Bresler
> S/V Constance Alberg 30 #262
> Annapolis/Eastport MD
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