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newish boat , needs blasted...

Post by Crabtrap62 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:34 pm

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just picked up a new, to me, boat,but its PURPLE, gotta get it blasted ,{old paint is being a bugger to get off with
stripper/paint stripper not pole}. This is a new topic to me, ive done research , thought about picking up the equipment and doing it myself , i've contacted a few buisness fronts that seem to mostly do industrial and act disinterested in a small job , not enough money for them, etcetra, etcetera...
This is a 11'6"x6'6" hull that i want the inside and the sides cleaned up .
Anybody got a buisness or yard that could/would pick around baytown, dayton area.
This is just for the hull only , cage and rigging ive got another path.
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Re: newish boat , needs blasted...

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:32 pm

Have you tried "Aircraft" paint stripper?

If not give it a try

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Post by Crabtrap62 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:10 am

yes, 3 different types of stripper , the bottom layer turns gummy/rubbery , and i really have the extra time to a week or so sanding/grinding all this off.besides, all of the different tricky angles...

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Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:37 am

OK that's pretty much how it works, usually we use a scraper and it will lift but it is a messy and labor intense process.

I had an offshore fiberglass hull done once years back to remove years of bottom paint build up. The guy had a mobile rig and used what he called slag media, it was very abrasive. Actually it was just to abrasive for my application. If you have someone blast it I would suggest you monitor the job and make sure they don't pit your hull to bad if they have never done an airboat hull before.

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Post by Crabtrap62 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:26 am

its going to be a delicate job , i know it should be a glass bead project , but that is what im shopping for , a non industrial , yard that understands what I want done.

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Post by happy harold » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:42 am

sandblasting produces heat in the spot you are blasting. while it is the best way to get the metal clean HOWEVER, if you sand blast both sides to clean metal, chances are your hull will be wavy in the flat areas. the ones i have done were stripped first and only for clean up. there is a fine line between a fine job and bad one with a damaged hull. probably why the professionals were not interested. think hard before you blast, and yes be there. paint stripping is a pain, but may be your best shot. jmo

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Post by smokster » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:05 am

how about blasting with pecan shells?

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Post by Barry830 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:41 am

https://www.dustlessblasting.com/

Check this out..........probably find one in your area.

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Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:41 am

The dustless system looks awesome!

The water probably will help to cool at well SO PERFECT FOR ALUMINUM.

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Post by Crabtrap62 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:45 pm

That might work out, they have a trailer unit ,fully set up,with glass media ($10/bag) 400.00 / day
Hmm...

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Post by JT540 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:05 pm

there is a guy in vero beach right off of 60 and west of 95 about a mile that does dustless blasting. he also has a portable unit but its cheaper to take it to him. if you are interested I can get his number for you.
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Post by kwanjangnihm » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:15 pm

Crabtrap62 wrote: but its PURPLE, gotta get it blasted
what is the fascination with purple? :stirpot: blast that sh*t off bro!! :salute:
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Re: newish boat , needs blasted...

Post by KBA » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:34 pm

Swindoll sand blasting on 565 by gou hole rd in cove i see boats there all the time

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Post by Crabtrap62 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:44 pm

Seriously dodnt think i would make it thruogh louisiana pulling it , if it had any yellow on it ...
Vero beach ?
Yea, swindoll's is probly going to win out.
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Post by goldhunter_2 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:20 pm

wet or dry blasting will work just keep it moving , it also gives a good surface for new paint to stick to hull


If you where closer I'd just say you buy the sand or media of choice and some tips and you could use my blaster one afternoon but that is a long drive, But I beat if you ask around you can find someone up there that has a sandblaster or a wetblaster attachment that would let you come by and use it . Maybe Jay over around deland knows someone that has a sandblaster closer up your way
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Post by br,lc,LA » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:50 pm

1st off welcome to the family.
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Re: newish boat , needs blasted...

Post by Seadrift » Mon May 21, 2018 1:11 pm

I'm sure it's done by now but most boat yards have the right grit to sand blast glass boats with , they blast profile on boats to hold paint.
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