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pueno



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seedysailor wrote:
Recently a guy gave me a sail. His son had spray painted graffiti all over it. I couldn't see through the vinyl window. I spent two hours cleaning it. Acetone worked to remove the paint as well as anything else.

Did you try WD-40?
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im starting with this, the sky is the limit


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swchandler



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchaco1,

It's important to note that the 3M material isn't for thick fairing work. It's a medium for finish fairing work, particularly filling pinholes so common working with different resins. I still have the over 3/4 of the original tube that I bought almost 20 years ago. I doubt that I spent $20 at the time. Believe me, that limited expense has been very worthwhile.

If the board in the foreground is the one you need to refurbish, I would make it a white board, and then add your own graphics afterward. Make it a personal statement. It doesn't have to be complex to be interesting and unique. Paint weighs almost nothing.
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
mchaco1,

It's important to note that the 3M material isn't for thick fairing work. It's a medium for finish fairing work, particularly filling pinholes so common working with different resins. I still have the over 3/4 of the original tube that I bought almost 20 years ago. I doubt that I spent $20 at the time. Believe me, that limited expense has been very worthwhile.

If the board in the foreground is the one you need to refurbish, I would make it a white board, and then add your own graphics afterward. Make it a personal statement. It doesn't have to be complex to be interesting and unique. Paint weighs almost nothing.

I just need to fill in a few paint flakes and smooth out a previous nose job. plus fair a minor tail repair im going to do. Im going to do it in a light color and do some graphics over it. Maybe some pearl ghost flames Very Happy
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speedysailor



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
removal from sails is a different book.
Not done any paint off sails, plenty of stickers, GOO Gone removal works ok, I usually heat the sticker , but only with a hair dryer not a heat gun, and Simple Green helps , not a nice project and elbow grease and time aplenty.
I did some more work on that sail last night and put it away. However, I found that there's a Sound Sailboard, a really obnoxious shop that is defunct, sticker on it that bled into the window when rolled. That doesn't seem to clean off with any kind of solvent. Consequently, I thought that I might take the sticker off. I had forgotten about using a hair dryer and thank you for the reminder. Today I'll take it off. I did find that further work with Painter's Lacquer Thinner was successful.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BE CAREFUL WITH THE SOLVENTS ESPECIALLY ON STITCHES
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the 3M putty, it is a good product

http://www.merrittsupply.com/products/28396-3m-acryl-marine-putty-white-145-oz-tube-pn-05095.aspx

don't see that it comes in any smaller size..
maybe someone else makes a similar product in smaller quantities

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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have bought some modestly damaged boards, carefully chosen to find out first hand, on the cheap and on the water, how some particular board performs. I can then keep it, sell or discard it and either fugheddaboutit it or buy a nicer one, practice minor repair or renewal techniques, and/or any combination of those. Those take very little time, I learn from them, and I can get my money back upon selling them in better shape than I bought them. By doing my homework before choosing such boards, I've saved time, hassle, and money while finding far more treasures than rejects.

HOWEVER, I've found no reason to buy boards that look that bad or require that much work. I don't need no steenkin' projects that size; I hope you enjoy it. Have you ridden it and decided it is really worth the effort, or might your time and money be better spent on a board you KNOW to be a great performer?

Have you thought of duct tape ... LOOOOOTS of duct tape?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:

HOWEVER, I've found no reason to buy boards that look that bad or require that much work. I don't need no steenkin' projects that size; I hope you enjoy it. Have you ridden it and decided it is really worth the effort, or might your time and money be better spent on a board you KNOW to be a great performer?

Have you thought of duct tape ... LOOOOOTS of duct tape?

Its not as bad as it looks, it doesnt "need" any work. Its all sound and light, it just needs a coat of antiskid. I used it all summer, its a 2009 Quatro FSW, everyone that knows it loves it. I just want to make it look like it should, and cant bring myself to put anti skid over that paint.
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