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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:15pm

Post Subject: Bilge preparation

I need to repaint my rear gas locker and bow tool storage locker. Can you offer advice as to best tooling to buy to remove surface rust / old paint - cordless angle grinder with brush attachment, drill with brush accessories - somebody must have done it before and know the best method. Also, any suggestions for standing the gas bottles on to help stop the rust forming under the bottles? Thanks


Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:22pm

Post Subject: Bilge preparation

I use all the methods you list plus a detail sander with a coarse pad and hand sanding with emery paper. This would do a fair job as well cs/. There are other similar makes. A scabler will also do the job but it will be noisy. I doubt that you will get all the rust from the pits so you will need some form of rust treatment like Vactan or Fertan before priming and painting. If you mean the engine room bilge as well you will need to degrease. I stand my gas bottle on two strips of plastic trim,that were put over damage when we had PVC windows fitted that I took off when decorating the rooms.

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