I was able to get the majority of the paint off. I didn’t want to sand too much because this aluminum is already so thin, and I didn’t want to take too much material off trying to get the small amount of paint left on.
After I was done sanding, I blew the boat off, wiped it down with Acetone. Then I switched to lacquer thinner. After that, I tested a few spots with a dry wipe and the wipe came clean. So I was ready to paint!
Things to note:
- The Acetone was very aggressive and melted the paint, smearing it when I wiped. So if you’re going to use Acetone, make sure you get all the paint off. If not, I switched to lacquer thinner and that worked best for me.
- Make sure to wipe down your tape. You don’t want any contamination where your brush might touch.
- The quality of the finish product starts with the preparation. DO NOT trying to save time and skip steps here. It takes time.
So now the jon boat is prepped and ready for the bottom paint by Wetlander! Onto the Painting Stage!