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TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint and Varnish Remover
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TotalBoat TotalStrip Paint Remover Customer Questions and Answers

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Will this product remove epoxy from a wooden hull? I am trying to remove just the topside paint from my wooden hull with epoxy and fiberglass.

Asked on 03/05/2018 by Andy from NC

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it should not effect epoxy, but if you leave it long enough it may begin to work on it. If it's a one component pant that you are trying to remove, TotalStrip should soften/lift it off in only a few minutes. If it's a 2-component paint such as AwlGrip or Quantum 99, you may want to just sand it off if you are worried about leaving TotalStrip for too long.

Answered on 05/22/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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not sure.  i tried on fiberglass and it did not work well for me.  ended up having to sand

Answered on 03/05/2018 by gfrey100

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In my experience this stripper won't remove epoxy. I used to to strip varnish off of a cedar strip / epoxy fiberglassed canoe, and it didn't seem to affect the fiberglass layer at all. Ken

Answered on 03/05/2018 by ken

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I don't but I suspect it won't.  Sent from my iPhone

Answered on 03/05/2018 by tsmith

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Probably not, it very weak compared to commerical stripper i've used in the past

Answered on 03/06/2018 by volboater
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Looking to remove several layers of bottom paint on a 24' lwl fin keel sailboat: - Does this stripper 'clean' through the barrier coat or leave it intact?

Asked on 09/15/2018 by Grae from Raritan Bay, New Jersey

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Unless it's left on for a long time it should leave the barrier coat intact.

Answered on 10/01/2018 by JD Tech Team
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I wish that I could answer that for you, but on my job, there was no barrier coat to go through. It did, however, cut through multiple coats that was working through. Brian

Answered on 09/15/2018 by benzbow

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I tested a spot on my boat which has many layers from 1975 and it took almost all layers off not damaging the barrier coat. It has been too hot to get into this project

Answered on 09/15/2018 by backfin

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Don't expect 100% removal if you have lots of layers of old anti-fouling paint. You may end up doing two or possibly 3 layers of removal. Work in smaller areas without allowing the gel to start to dry out. I only removed ablative anti-fouling paint. I have no idea how this stuff might work on hard anti-fouling paint.

Answered on 09/15/2018 by pdraper
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Need to remove VC-offshore bottom paint. About 2-3 coats. Does TotalStrip require a "neutralizer" after finishing to protect the gel coat? Any problem using on VC-offshore since it is a 'teflon' type of paint?

Asked on 07/11/2018 by Bill from New Bern, NC

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There should be no problems with VC Offshore, the acids in the stripper should work to break down the resin system in the paint and reduce the adhesion, which should not be hindered by the teflon component. There is no neutralizing component besides fresh water which would dilute the remnants of the stripper after all material is scraped away.

Answered on 07/12/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I used the Total boat stripper on a 30 year old Flying Scot with bottom paint. I was a bit perplexed when I opened the container as it appeared to be a bucket of watery green slime. The instructions call for stirring. As you stir the product thickens. I applied it with a brush and then covered with polyethylene plastic sheets. Some I checked on in several hours, some I left on longer. No damage to gel coat. I have a friend that wanted to try it on VC17 and it worked just as advertised. The only thing I did at the end was wash it off with a hose and cold water.

Answered on 07/12/2018 by samsecrest0617

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I used it on a standard ablative paint. Once I scraped it off, I rinsed it with a hose and gave it a day to sit before sanding. The longer that you let it work, the better.

Answered on 07/11/2018 by dowlingje3

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I used it on a standard ablative paint. Once I scraped it off, I rinsed it with a hose and gave it a day to sit before sanding. The longer that you let it work, the better.

Answered on 07/11/2018 by dowlingje3
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Will this product also work to remove varnish (Bristol Finish) drips, spills etc on fiberglass without harming it?

Asked on 03/10/2021 by Deborah from WA

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Yes.

Answered on 03/11/2021 by Paul
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Hello! Will this product be appropriate for stripping paint from exterior wood work on a home?

Asked on 11/07/2020 by Amy from Ohio

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Yes.

Answered on 11/10/2020 by Paul
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can you use Total Strip on an aluminum boat? will it harm the mill finish of aluminum?

Asked on 08/23/2020 by Tim from Rockville, Md.

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Yes you can use Total Strip on metal. Take a look at the tech sheet link on the product page for more details.

Answered on 09/14/2020 by Paul
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Will this stripper be effective removing Cetol from a teak window frame? Will it damage the rubber gasket or Sikaflex caulking?

Asked on 05/16/2020 by Bill from Mattapoisett, MA

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The stripper is effective on Cetol. You should mask off any surfaces that you don't want the stripper to damage.

Answered on 06/02/2020 by Paul
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Will this product remove Interlux Perfection Paint?

Asked on 04/14/2020 by Bryan from MA

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No. Two-part paints generally have to be removed by sanding.

Answered on 04/14/2020 by Paul
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WILL IT STRIP 60 OLD PAINT (P[OSSIBLY LEAD BASED) FOR A WOODEN SAILBOAT BOTTOM & TOPSIDES?

Asked on 04/02/2020 by GENE from ROSENDALE, NY

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It is effective on all 1-part paints. Be sure to follow proper precautions to prevent contact with lead based paints.

Answered on 04/02/2020 by Paul
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Safe for aluminum jon boat?

Asked on 08/17/2017 by bill mc from SC

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Yes, it will work well, clean with water after done.

Answered on 01/03/2018 by JD Tech Team
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