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

George Dinwiddie gdinwiddie at alberg30.org
Fri Feb 15 08:37:05 PST 2019

I’ve done similar with a sturdy long-handled paint scraper when I was taking off the hard bottom paint to switch to ablative. It worked pretty well as long as I stopped frequently to sharpen the scraper with a file. Still exhausting, though, and I ultimately paid the yard to finish the job. 


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> On Feb 15, 2019, at 08:18, Anders Bro via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> I know that I mentioned it before on this site, and there was a fair amount
> of objection, but I stand by my experience using a slick (a long handled,
> wide chisel) for taking off the bottom paint. The weak ablative paint just
> peaks off in wide swaths (the width of the slick), with minimal effort. I
> have had no problem with damaging the underlying gelcoat, as was stayed by
> others. The paint comes off as chips rather than dust, so is much more
> manageable. I suggest you give it a try (maybe $50 for a slick on eBay) and
> if it doesn't work for you, chalk it up to experience. I doubt it would
> work however on hard bottom paint.
> Anders

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