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thedonz 09-30-2004 06:12 PM

do i have to repaint
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i have a question and it might be stupid cause i think the answer is yes but what the hell i'll ask .do ya have to repaint the whole boat if ya want to remove the graphics on it if there painted? i have heard something like sandblasting or something like that. thanks in advance

donz jr mike

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tomtbone1993 09-30-2004 06:26 PM

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I would think a good wetsanding or buffing would do the trick. The white looks pretty good

Open72 09-30-2004 06:27 PM

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soda blast , sand will destroy the gel . i would sand down instead. i am a certified refinisher in the car industry and would say the best way is to sand and refinish. are you going to tackle yourself or have someone refinish for you???

thedonz 09-30-2004 06:34 PM

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tomtbone1993 the white is like showroom. open72 so your saying repaint.


Open72 09-30-2004 06:46 PM

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with out seeing the boat , i would speculate that the hullsides and deck have been cleared, can you feel a thick edge on the graphics?? if you do then it's possible that you can just sand off the scheme and start fresh. what are you looking to do??

tomtbone1993 09-30-2004 06:52 PM

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Open 72 what is a soda blast?

Open72 09-30-2004 07:12 PM

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soda blasting is a method using baking soda, works really well. attached is a link to give you a idea how it works. we have a local company that does it when we need specialty parts striped. the people here do alot of old corvettes and street rods.

tomtbone1993 09-30-2004 07:24 PM

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Would in clean up creamed color fiberglass, bring out the whiteness. Also what is the cost by foot?

Open72 09-30-2004 07:29 PM

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yup, i don't know what it cost on a "per foot " basis. they pretty much do a
" price " for a job. check your local area , i'm sure someone in texas does it. i just attached the link for a web page description.

BLee 09-30-2004 07:35 PM

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Open72 is right on.

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