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by Spindrift
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Windscreen rubber white
Replies: 16
Views: 6558

Re: Windscreen rubber white

Just found this on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TaylorMade-Pro ... B000XBBCXK

May be of use to anyone looking for a windscreen/deck seal.
by Spindrift
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Windscreen rubber white
Replies: 16
Views: 6558

Re: Windscreen rubber white

Bought this on Sunday pm, arrived Tuesday am. Just the ticket for boats / runabouts needing a smaller profile screen rubber and not black. See Link to Nautimarket. It emerges that you have to order at least 4-metres of this before Nautimarket will sell it to you, though they don't make this clear o...
by Spindrift
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Windscreen rubber white
Replies: 16
Views: 6558

Re: Windscreen rubber white

Bought this on Sunday pm, arrived Tuesday am. Just the ticket for boats / runabouts needing a smaller profile screen rubber and not black. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PVC-PROFILE-FOR-WINDSHIELD-ACCESSORIES-BOAT-BOATING/132136769992?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I've also ...
by Spindrift
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Paint removal

So all the paint is off (on the outside anyway!) after generous amounts of Wickes' paint stripper and 60 grit discs on the air sander. I was just about to start sanding down to a re-coatable finish when the aforementioned air sander packed up. All I did was temporarily disconnect the air supply and ...
by Spindrift
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Windscreen rubber white
Replies: 16
Views: 6558

Re: Windscreen rubber white

Bought this on Sunday pm, arrived Tuesday am. Just the ticket for boats / runabouts needing a smaller profile screen rubber and not black. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PVC-PROFILE-FOR-WINDSHIELD-ACCESSORIES-BOAT-BOATING/132136769992?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I've also ...
by Spindrift
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Paint removal

The Wickes product was doing a great job initially, but I seem to have got down to some sort of base coat, which is proving remarkably resistant. However, although it's taken a month so far and I'm still working on it, the bottom of the hull and the transom are now bare plywood, as are half of the s...
by Spindrift
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Paint removal

You could try Starchem Synstryp. If you do please use good PPE in a well ventilated space and even an air helmet as it’s nasty stuff. Brush on, wait until it softens the paint and scrape off. Need to clean off any residues. Don’t get it on your skin as will will burn. Thanks for the info, but I thi...
by Spindrift
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paint removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Paint removal

Quick update on the stubborn paint situation. Trotted off to the local B&Q this morning and bought 2 litres of Nitromors, which had zero effect on the paint. Then whilst looking for something else, I found a bottle of Wickes common old ordinary paint stripper.... Cue happy afternoon spent with an ol...
by Spindrift
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paint removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Paint removal

I know this has been a well-worn path in the past, but if there is any recent information, I'd be grateful. I am currently restoring a Mirror dinghy that I recently bought for my daughter. Most of the paint has been easy to remove, but the paint used on the sides is proving resistant to all efforts ...
by Spindrift
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Oldmercs.com import duty?
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Oldmercs.com import duty?

This obviously won't work for everyone, but I got around the problem a few years ago whilst on holiday in the US. I needed some parts for my a Merc500 so ordered them from Oldmercs whilst in the US and had them delivered to the house of our friends in Maryland, where we were staying. Said parts came...