stripping teak grab rails while on boat
Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:00 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:43 AM
You can get a 3-sided scraper with a convex, a concave and a straight edge (plus nice sharp points useful for damaging your work. Grind 2 of them off. The pointiest one is useful for getting out thick varnish in corners.) Finish off with hand-sanding.
Cleaner and quicker than stripper.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:51 AM
The colder the temp, the longer it takes for any stripping product to work. I just finished stripping the interior of a vintage aluminum race boat that had indoor/outdoor carpeting appllied to the interior. For that project I used Franmar Soy Gel stripper. That stuff is the bomb and their customer service is first rate. However that was a messy project given I was trying to dissolve old mastic glue and a bitch to clean up. I wiped up the gel/glue slurry with shop rags and towed the boat to the do tt yourself carwash and scrubbed with soapy water and brush and pressure washed. What small reside of mastic that I missed blew away with the water pressure.
My point being, try the cheap orange stripper from home depot and if it doesnt work get a small bottle of the Soy Gel, it should get the job done. Again, colder temps will slow the product down, so be patient.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:43 PM
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