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    Removing poorly applied bottom paint-gctid383077

    I have just bought a 2007 246. It is generally in very good condition except for the bottom paint. The paint was obviously not applied properly and now it is just peeling off in places and much of it can be scraped off relatively easily, especially on the V-sections of the hull. Unfortunately, in other parts, particularly on the sides, the paint is much harder to remove. I was planning to sand this down though I guess if it is so hard to remove I shouldn't worry about getting all the way back to the gel coat.

    What grade grit would you use for this? I have access to a rotary and an orbital sander. Not sure which is best to use. Obviously the rotary will be faster but a greater risk of damage to the gel coat.

    My guess is I should use 120 grit to remove the remaining paint.

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    I would use a stripper to get the majority off first, then sand the remaining.

    Interlux 299e is good but, this stuff is excellent!

    Have used gallons and gallons.

    http://www.keenparts.com/pages/detai...95013&year=ALL

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      #3
      Is this stripper safe for the gel coat? I know some are bad.

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        #4
        You deff. should read the mfg instructions. I have never had a problem with it. When your done stripping off the paint, you always wash with water to nuetralize.

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