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

Don Campbell dk.campbell at xplornet.ca
Fri Feb 15 07:29:43 PST 2019

I used soda blasting on the hull, and it worked very well, so well that  I 
had to sand the hull to make it rough enough for materials to adhere well. 
It happened to be raining the day we did it and that worked a charm for dust 
control. There was not much to clean up in any event, and I have had no 
problems with copper concentrations on the area below where the hull was. 
The chap I used was more into soda blasting for fire damaged buildings than 
into boats but it worked really well and took about 2 1/2 hours to remove 
the build up I had on the hull. It also meant that I did not have any of the 
toxicity in my lungs either, and that is really something that is a safety 
factor worth considering.
Don Campbell

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jonathan Bresler via Public-List
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:39 PM
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Subject: [Public-List] Wagner PaintEater for doing your bottom.

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 (
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.


Jonathan M Bresler
S/V Constance Alberg 30 #262
Annapolis/Eastport MD
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