Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Removing bottom paint

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Removing bottom paint

    I know this has been discussed and I know the methods of doing it, but I still have questions. For those who have used oven cleaner, how much am I going to need for a 261? Im thinking about going to Costco and trying to find cases of the stuff.

    My next question is how messy will this be? I will be doing it in my yard on the side of my house. Should I reconsider? Anybody know the going rate for a yard to media blast it off in Broward county/south Florida?
    1989 Mako 261[br]SOLD - 1987 231 restore/rebuild http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46836&whichpage=1[br]

  • #2
    I did my 224 in my yard without much issue. I made multiple trips to the store and tried various types of oven cleaner. I have no idea how many I used, but I would guess 1/2 dozen or less. I am glad I did it, but as a survivor Ill say the best way to remove bottom paint is with a checkbook.
    \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

    Comment


    • #3
      A 261 is a big hull to try to do that on. You spray it in and scrape it off a little at a time..depending on how much paint is on the boat. Its going to take you a lot of time. I have tried that on some of my boats over the years..dont remember having great luck with it. If you are trying to get a clean white hull, you are going to need to soda blast it.
      Chris Miller[br]Mystic Islands, NJ[br]1974 17 Classic[br]1988 211 Classic (sold)[br]1990 Grady White 230 Gulfstream (sold)[br][img][br]

      Comment


      • #4
        The hull will be painted afterwards. Does that make a difference?
        1989 Mako 261[br]SOLD - 1987 231 restore/rebuild http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46836&whichpage=1[br]

        Comment


        • #5
          The hull will be painted afterwards. Does that make a difference?
          1989 Mako 261[br]SOLD - 1987 231 restore/rebuild http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46836&whichpage=1[br]

          Comment


          • #6
            I removed the bottom paint on a 20' wellcraft about 12 years ago. I used everything that I was told would work, oven cleaner, paint remover, sanding with all different power tools. The only thing that got the many layers of paint off was a hand scraper the type that has a 4" razor blade. I had to hold it at an angle or it would dig into the gelcoat. Looking at the amount of time it took and the amount of work needed. That's not even talking about the mess it makes wife made me power wash our now blue tinted house when I was done. Now being older and sometimes wiser I can tell you pay to have it soda blasted.
            88 220 with 225 E-tec[br]Babylon, NY[br]

            Comment


            • #7
              I stripped mine down to bare fiberglass using a two handed scraper you can buy at Home Depot. Once you get an edge going its not that difficult.

              Like this one: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/ung...hoCKecQAvD_BwE

              Comment


              • #8
                I rented a sand blaster & did my old 26' SeaRay in the back corner of our yard.

                Now, nothing will grow there. Blaster came with a vented hood. I'D NEVER DO IT AGAIN.

                That's one of the reasons I bought this boat. No paint on it.

                EPA is still looking for who killed that corner of the yard.
                1984 Mako 228 w/ 175hp E-Tec [br]1983 SeaRay 26\' Sundancer w/ 454 Big Block spinning Volvo DuoProps (Sold)[br]1989 Wahoo 17\' CC w/ 88hp Evinrude (vacationing in Key West)[br]

                Comment


                • #9
                  Pay someone else to do it. It will take forever.

                  I tried mine with the pressure washing tool and probably 600 pounds of sand. I got about 3 feet off and used a lot of water.

                  I paid $900 and had it professional removed in a day. Once you get that done the work is just starting as you will have chips, dings, gouges, and voids to fill before putting paint on it.
                  \'07 Mako 19 bay, sold[br]\'76 Mako 21, sold[br]\'77 Mako 21, dump[br]\'77 Mako 22, sold[br]\'80 Mako 23 WA, sold[br]\'82 Mako 21, sold[br]\'85 Mako 254 currently[br]\'78 J24 USA 292 (sold)[br]\'05 Melges 32 racing sailboat

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I guess it also depends on how well the 1st coat was prepped. If not done correctly - it may be in your favor.
                    1984 Mako 228 w/ 175hp E-Tec [br]1983 SeaRay 26\' Sundancer w/ 454 Big Block spinning Volvo DuoProps (Sold)[br]1989 Wahoo 17\' CC w/ 88hp Evinrude (vacationing in Key West)[br]

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I guess it also depends on how well the 1st coat was prepped. If not done correctly - it may be in your favor.
                      1984 Mako 228 w/ 175hp E-Tec [br]1983 SeaRay 26\' Sundancer w/ 454 Big Block spinning Volvo DuoProps (Sold)[br]1989 Wahoo 17\' CC w/ 88hp Evinrude (vacationing in Key West)[br]

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        DTMackey has some good posts in his 21 thread detailing removing bottom paint with a media blaster off ebay for $75.
                        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                        1985 Mako 20c - sold
                        Fort Walton Beach, FL
                        http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          DTMackey has some good posts in his 21 thread detailing removing bottom paint with a media blaster off ebay for $75.
                          1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                          1985 Mako 20c - sold
                          Fort Walton Beach, FL
                          http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X