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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 00:11 #55260

I DID IT! Removed almost all the rusty bolts, the rest of the wood, AND kept my manicure in tact! BAM! Im a high roller today!!! Well might be a little high from the PB Blaster fumes.








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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 15 Dec 2015 13:13 #55155

Good God Almighty! You really do have a titanic! That thing is amazing but I wouldnt even know where to begin.

Thank you for the good info! And I PROMISE never to paint aluminum.

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 15 Dec 2015 11:21 #55153

Seaforrest
For many years, Zip Strip was my paint stripper of choice.
I ran my local hardware store out of it trying to get six coats of stubborn paint off a huge aluminum cabin cruiser. The paint was on the INSIDE of the boat too. It was a toxic nightmare.


I was paying $33/gal for ZipStrip. but the store was out. (me)
Next to the empty space was "Clean Strip". $26/gal.
Using the good old American approach that "more is always better", I figgered no way is Clean Strip any good because it doesn't cost as much.
REMEMBER:
" More is always better. Except when it's not".

Through this little bit of serendipity, I found with Clean Strip the paint NOW PEELED OFF IN SHEETS- instead of rubrubrub, scrapescrapescrape, cusscusscuss with Zip Strip.

Once you (finally) get down to bare Aluminum, Lacquer thinner will clean up any residual.funk.

merc geo's sage, unsolicited advise:

****************NEVER (like EVER) PAINT ALUMINUM********************
If you can have a boat that looks like chief rivithead's (eagle127)- why would you paint perfectly good alum anyway :unsure:

merc geo

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 15 Dec 2015 06:00 #55152

Ima gonna start with some PB Blaster and a prayer. Then some Dads stripper and some grit. But gonna keep those good looking success stories in my view!

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 15 Dec 2015 03:19 #55149

That is a very beautiful boat that looks even more impressive in person. Aand for those who don't know it was a lot more than just a million coats of paint from being what it is today, some serious restoration work was required to bring it back to that state.
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 15 Dec 2015 01:50 #55143

Mark, you do fine work.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 15 Dec 2015 00:40 #55140

WOW! How stunning is that! Beautiful!

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 14 Dec 2015 23:45 #55138

I knew I should have bet Terry.........

Oh. Man I love that boat Eagle.

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 14 Dec 2015 23:40 #55137

The 47 took 3 gallons and killed the grass for 2 yrs... B) It was a LONG project...


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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 14 Dec 2015 23:24 #55127

I'm old. I get confused.......

You're correct Terry. Should have said one gallon.

Bet she has to buy a second gallon though.

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