stripping paint from topsides

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My boat has been painted with a single pack paint, I wondered if their was any type of chemical paint stripper (similar to Nitromors perhaps) that could remove the paint without damaging the gelcoat beneath? What would nitromors do?

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Sean
 

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Dont use Nitromors on GRP.

Nitromors will attack the gelcoat. If you have to use a paint stripper then use something like 'Dilunet' - It's horrible to use, but it works providing you follow the instructions. However, be warned and use full protective clothing including goggles, mask and polyethelene gloves - Dilunet is really nasty!

Depending on the adhesion of the paint to the gelcoat you might be able to use a high pressure washer on circular mode to lift it off - Much easier, but check the pressure and head distance to ensure that it doesn't lift off the gelcoat too ! All the leftover bits can be either 'Dilunet'ed or gently scraped off.

Have fun ! :)

NigeCh
 
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