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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 27 Jul 2021 23:56 #112989

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I used aircraft paint stripper and a pile of elbow grease.
depending on type of paint they used, an etching primer before paint on aluminum is key to successful for paint to stick so in your case hopefully they skipped that etching primmer and the paint stripper will work great.
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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 25 Jul 2021 18:00 #112934

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I just picked up a Vag II that has paint on top of anodizing (blue). I look at it as a siege instead of a battle. 

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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 20 Jul 2021 20:58 #112889

The antifouling bottom paint can be removed with paint stripper too.

Good luck have fun. posting your restoration work will keep you motivated through the dirty work. Shoot... I can already see some shiny metal...

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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 20 Jul 2021 14:05 #112879

I hope it stays a labor of love, when I removed the anodizing off my Rocket it became more of a grudge match ;-)
Keep the faith, remember you can always repaint it a color you can live with if stripping is not going well.
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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 20 Jul 2021 13:01 #112878

Ugh. Well. If it's any consolation we're all with you there - endlessly involved in some kind of insane labor of love with these boats.

I hope it goes as well as possible. 
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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 20 Jul 2021 12:32 #112876

Thank you for that advice. 

The black paint does rub off if I rub it with my hand and I do believe the blue paint is a two part epoxy paint. I found out over the weekend that it was painted over a red coat of paint. 

Removing this will most definitely be a labor of love. 
 
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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 17 Jul 2021 21:45 #112808

Before you strip that paint rub the inside feeling for dents/bumps that are not there on the outside.  Mine was painted that hid a lot of body filler.  

I avoid chemical strippers and prefer razor blades.  I have done whole cars and now one whole boat this way.

 

This is gold paint being removed from blue anodized aluminum.   The anodizing layer is harder than steel and if you hold the blade at a shallow angle it slices off the paint and does not dig in.
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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 16 Jul 2021 17:57 #112797

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Does the black paint come off easily when you rub your hand on it? If it does, then my guess is that it is an ablative bottom paint. You'll find (many) instructions on removal online. We've always sanded, but that's on fibreglass hulls, so not the right methodology here.




 
Hopeful its not a hard bottom paint. 

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If PO had it sitting in a canal in Lauderdale for any amount of time he'd have been crazy NOT to use it. 
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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 16 Jul 2021 17:52 #112796

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Does the black paint come off easily when you rub your hand on it? If it does, then my guess is that it is an ablative bottom paint. You'll find (many) instructions on removal online. We've always sanded, but that's on fibreglass hulls, so not the right methodology here.




 

Hopeful its not a hard bottom paint. 

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Removing Paint Off Feathercraft Questions & Concerns 16 Jul 2021 17:48 #112795

Are you able to check in with the original owner and find out what kind of paint was used? That would be my first step. I have minimal Feathercraft experience, but we are sailboat people and spend a lot of time thinking/talking about paint.

The good news is, aluminum doesn't really like to be painted. The bad news is it looks like a good paint job, which means whoever did it knew what they were doing. So it might resist your efforts.

Does the black paint come off easily when you rub your hand on it? If it does, then my guess is that it is an ablative bottom paint. If it is ablative, it's really toxic, so wet sanding to reduce dust and gloves. I don't know if there are other ways to get this stuff off.

If the blue is an epoxy-based boat paint, that is going to be a tough one. That stuff is hard as nails. Acetone and/or a heat gun with plastic scraper if it is. 

re: Clearcoat - there's one member I remember talking about using Sharkhide with some success. 

Good luck. 

PS (Just noticed the boat's name. Haha - previous owner was a South African, I guess.)
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