Soda Blasting to Remove Boat Bottom Paint
It's not too early to get a start on boat maintenance for the upcoming boating season. Weather permitting, we can soda blast year-round. This is a 30' sailboat we did in February at the Old Bay Marina in Sparrows Point, Maryland.
The bottom looked pretty rough to start, with several years of wear, crud and 3 layers of paint to strip. We setup our containment and got started. The temperature was around 39 degrees, borderline warm enough for our equipment.
Cleaned Down to The Gel-Coat
4 hours later and the paint and crud are all gone. The hull underneath was in great shape for a 30 year-old boat. Some minimal clean-up and finishing and she is ready for a fresh coat of bottom coating.
The spent soda and old paint are picked up and removed for disposal.