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Hi guys, 

Any recommendations for removing what appears to be a really good 2pot paint from aging gelcoat?

I've tried the heat method but it seems to soften the gelcoat instead of the paint, which could create a whole new raft of problems.

The moderate heat and wire brush seems to work on the kiwigrip over the 2pot, but I'd really like to get it back to the factory moulded non-slip, so I know what the substrate is like.

Any and all ideas welcomed!!

Thanks

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kiwi grip being water/acrylic paint,should soften with meths.   Dont envoy you at all.    2 pot maybe acetone??     Hit it with a heavy industrial water blaster??

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There are various grades of grit, including soda, which is at the less aggressive end. Speak with an operator, they should have a good understanding of what to use,  and a price.

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@madyottie  iirc you are in north Wiakato area?

Call Jeremy on 021 338 556.  He grit-blasted our yacht and then several others at Panmure earlier this year.  Nice guy.  All different substrates (ply, GRP, ali) everyone happy with the outcome.  He does agricultural soda and grit blasting in Waikato so should be able to help you out with advice.

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On 6/09/2021 at 9:54 AM, aardvarkash10 said:

@madyottie  iirc you are in north Wiakato area?

Call Jeremy on 021 338 556.  He grit-blasted our yacht and then several others at Panmure earlier this year.  Nice guy.  All different substrates (ply, GRP, ali) everyone happy with the outcome.  He does agricultural soda and grit blasting in Waikato so should be able to help you out with advice.

Thanks 👍

I'll get in touch with him.

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