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Old 10-27-2005, 03:57 PM
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Ski Pylon help

Does anyone know the best way to remove the paint from the ski pylon? Mine is painted black but is worn in spots and chipped. I want to remove the paint and just have the polished metal.

Any advise. Its a dark picture but here is mine now. Thanks
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Old 10-27-2005, 04:03 PM
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Never done it, but what about sandblasting. Overkill perhaps.
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Old 10-27-2005, 04:10 PM
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What about using one of those paint stripping products. They work well on wood. Just put it on, wait a few minutes, and scrap it off with a plastic scraper.
You can get it at Lowes and/or Home Depot.
I would remove the pilon before using this product as it may cause some problems with the carpet.
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Old 10-27-2005, 04:16 PM
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The pylon's aluminum. Use an aircraft grade paint stripper, won't mess up the Al.
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Old 10-27-2005, 04:24 PM
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Thanks. Great suggestions. I want to do the hand rails as well. If I go with the stripper for aluminum, where would I go to get it? Would home depot carry it as well?
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Old 10-27-2005, 04:27 PM
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You could also try a pneumatic pin stripe remover. It's a little, soft pad that spins at a few 1000 RPMs. You can pick one up for like $60. You won't have to mess with chemicals or remove the pylon from the boat.
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Old 10-27-2005, 04:40 PM
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We used to use the aircraft paint stripper on our aluminum Air Chair foils years ago. It's nasty stuff so where gloves & a face mask.... and do it outside!
Home Depot or Lowes should carry it.
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Old 10-27-2005, 05:18 PM
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Aw, just sand blast it while it's in the boat. How messy could it be?
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Old 10-27-2005, 05:20 PM
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Aw, just sand blast it while it's in the boat. How messy could it be?
This from the guy that won't let people drink "bottled water" in his boat.
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Old 10-27-2005, 05:23 PM
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Well now you're just making stuff up.

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