How to deal with my bottom paint

IM2MONEY

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Aug 7, 2007
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Huntington Beach CA
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Jimmy
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Boston whaler 19
So I purchased a boat that had bottom paint. I now trailer the boat so the bottom paint is not necessary. I really don’t care about how it looks (starting to come off along the sides) but it’s also starting to smudge black when touched. This sucks when washing the boat, it causes black marks on the sides of the boat if you accidentally hit the bottom paint well scrubbing the boat. What should I do? Just leave it alone and deal with the paint smudging, or could you paint the side current bottom paint again?

Thanks
 
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plj46

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Jan 7, 2008
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john
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24 ft grady white
I've seen it blasted off with a pressure washer at the boat yard.
 
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kindafishy

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Jul 21, 2010
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hemet/ca/riverside
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SCOTT
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bayliner cierra express 2452 "RYLEE'S WAVE RYDER"
yes easy off, 3m pads, and pressure washer. use the original easy off, it works the best. also best to attack it in waves. it will not all come off with one application. do it, and then wait a couple weeks and hit it again.
 
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meandmyself

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Aug 5, 2012
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san jose
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edgar teixeira
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1991 Farallon Whaleback 25 Rock Bottom
Romove a small patch and see what the gel coat looks like sometimes it was sanded badly and may not be worth removing
 
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kapnd

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Jul 22, 2007
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haleiwa Hawaii
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don
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ss minnow
Don’t forget that the product you remove is highly toxic, as well as any dust and fumes generated by removal.
Please investigate local law regarding disposal, especially if you like your grandchildren!
 
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karlow

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Apr 29, 2004
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karl
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20' skippy Topless /17' whaler Wet Ride (sold) /18' Outrage
Touch up the paint, and don't touch when you wash the boat, That stuff is designed to shed like that. If you touch it, your hand turns black!
 
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