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Old 13-02-2006, 08:51 PM   #1
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Epoxy and AntiFoul

May well be looking for a scrape / expoxy and antifouling of a boat very soon.

Has anyone got any contacts for someone who can do it in the Poole area.

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Old 13-02-2006, 11:35 PM   #2
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There is a bunch of guys with a 'soda stream' kit which kicks it off quite nicely, about £200 for a boat.

Look in the free sea newspaper.
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Old 14-02-2006, 01:02 AM   #3
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200 quid?? You sure?
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Old 14-02-2006, 01:41 AM   #4
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soda blast uk is 0121 7067772 . i have seen this used on a epoxy coating and it made hard work stripping the epoxy.its not as hard on the gelcoat as some systems.very good for stripping paint from aluminium ie gearboxes leaves a very nice finish
www.soda-blast.co.uk
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www.farrowsystem.com the farrow system is a slightly more abrasive method.will strip epoxy. i would only do this if i was going to recoat the blasted hull with gelsheild or similar the reason being it does leave quite a key on the gel and does expose any bubbles in the orginal gel tel 01508522719
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Soda Blast ! that is the guys!!
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Old 14-02-2006, 08:43 AM   #6
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FArrow System

I've seen the Farrow system, it works very well, uses hot water and pummice as far as I am aware, there's a mobile guy in Lymington who could probably help you Mark. His name is Simon Billington and I am pretty sure that his number is 01590 688220. No idea on the cost ...
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I had a guy down here use the soda blast system on a boat I had at the time - it didn't even touch the gelcoat - brilliant system!
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I had a guy down here use the soda blast system on a boat I had at the time - it didn't even touch the gelcoat - brilliant system!
What kind of finish was left ?

would a "flat and polish" be possible ?
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Another brilliant process is dry ice blasting - no mess from the blasing media as it just turns into CO2. It works very well on hulls with osmosis as the blisters explode outwards.
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What kind of finish was left ?

would a "flat and polish" be possible ?
The finish was incredible - it really looked as if it had never been antifouled! In fact the hull was like new because the antifoul had protected it!
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Is 200 quid really realistic though? Seems very low to me.
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I spoke to the various people yesterday and they want £400-£700 for doing the job.

Soda Blast uses a low pressure volcanic technique which is supposed to be kind to gel coat.

As the antifoam appears to come off in a strong gust I'm going to do it myself and then arrange for someone else to epoxy and antifoul the boat.

Also spoke to Symblast and got a full on sales pitch for everything including copper coat. The guy will be at TD's on Friday, blasting an engine bay, so I might pop in for a brew.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Old 15-02-2006, 02:24 PM   #13
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The quote was £285 for a 21 foot V hull. Not quite £200 - I only remembered the 200 part....
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

wonder what would give the best result ?

1: 400 ( quid) of Soda spray .....or

2: 5 gallons of "solvent" and loadsa elbow grease ?

looks pretty thick !!!
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