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Piers

United Kingdom
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Posted - 30 Sep 2021 :  15:48:35  Show Profile Send Piers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

Is it normal to sand rough fibreglass to remove flaking paint? I donít see an obvious alternative, but am concerned that sanding will remove or rupture the fibres. Thanks.

cliveshep

Thailand
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Posted - 01 Oct 2021 :  02:57:22  Show Profile Send cliveshep a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Don't sand it as the dust can get into your lungs even with an N95 mask. Instead wear a good mask but use a wire brush in an electric drill to remove loose paint. Then undercoat it and paint it. It's inside so weather-shielded right?

"Rupturing fibres" is an irrelevance as any fibres you pick up would have been loose anyway and the paint will lock them down as it dries.

You could of course remove loose paint and stick cheap carpet over the hull thus removing at one stroke a cold interface creating condensation oplus adding insulation and improving the appearance.





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df

United Kingdom
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Posted - 01 Oct 2021 :  09:04:37  Show Profile  Visit df's Homepage Send df a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wire brush for sure but I would go with a cup brush in an angle grinder as much easier to use than a drill (it helps that I have a choice of grinders to hand), the twisted wire cup brushes last much longer and don't throw so many wires at your eyeballs but do wear safety glases with spinning brushes.
How about a coat of flowcoat instead of paint so any loose fibres are properly bonded back in, then carpet over with a bathroom type carpet as they are better with moisture and easier to clean, you would need to wash over flowcoat before glueing as it has wax added to help it cure properly, it's what I used in the engine bay of my RLM31 when I replaced the engine bearers.


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Piers

United Kingdom
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Posted - 02 Oct 2021 :  17:46:43  Show Profile Send Piers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wire brushes bought. Thanks for the tips both, will post progress!
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df

United Kingdom
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Posted - 02 Oct 2021 :  18:07:51  Show Profile  Visit df's Homepage Send df a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If it's up in the bow look out for some numbers in permanent marker, I believe it's how they were marked from the factory and should give a clue to the age of the boat and worth noting down before covering over, I only found this out after covering over in my second norman so never seen it for myself.

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