Re-paint

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06 Aug 2008 16:18 #20329 by HannahJ
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Anyone know how much roughly it would cost to get a Mirror professionally stripped to bare wood and repainted? Who would do this?

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07 Aug 2008 09:59 #16191 by Roger Clark
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Hannah

The only place that might strip a Mirror at a keen price would be a firm specialising in stripping old doors and furniture for the antiques trade. I know of one in Rochester and they have a large tank of stripping solution for objects to be immersed in. Perhaps there is one near you, check Yeloow Pages under Paint Stripping. As to cost I would guess about £150-200.

Another possible place to try for possible places for stripping would be your local trade paint supplier (not B&Q!). Check Yellow Pages under Paint, Varnish & Lacquer.

The only other alternative is to see if any youngsters or retired person are looking for something to do during the summer. You would still have to provide all the materials. Why not put up a note in your club?

Another alternative would be to contact a local boat yard that specialises in wooden boat building, they would certainly be able to do that at a price. I did read in an ebay listing that Trident had refurbished a Mirror for someone, so it might be worth asking them.

If your boat does need stripping, why not do it your self? I know it is time consuming and messy, but you will save a fortune. The only reason I know of stripping back to bare wood is if you want to epoxy coat the wood before applying 2 pack paint (this will not adhere correctly to one pack paint).

Hope this gives you some pointers.

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07 Aug 2008 10:51 #16192 by HannahJ
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Thanks for the ideas Roger. Just doing some repairs at the moment and discovering that there's quite a thick layer of paint on my boat, and I think if it all came off it would be a lot lighter and more competitive. I would do it myself, and just take most of it off with a heat gun, but time would be the issue. Don't think I'll bother at the moment, also not sure if it's worth the extra few grams off, whether this would make any performance difference. I was thinking of someone like Paintcraft who I know do wooden boats from new, but couldn't find them on the net.

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11 Aug 2008 16:20 #16194 by Trevor Lloyd
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Paintcraft - Nigel Potter.

Very good job but expensive. A new boat painted and varnished is, I believe, around £2500 and that is easier than stripping and repainting.

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13 Aug 2008 09:48 #16196 by Paul Hansen
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Speaking from experience the cost and time will far outweigh the performance. We stripped Kayleigh and Eloise's original Mirror Sunset, also re-taping it using epoxy, rather than the polyester glue for the tapes which came off with the heat gun.

In reality it would have been cheaper to upgrade to a better Mirror, although you do become attached to them.

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13 Aug 2008 14:00 #16197 by HannahJ
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Thanks for the info - given that she needs a repaint anyway I think I'll just take off as much of the paint as I can, and start again. There's getting on for three separate colours on there... It'll have to wait until the winter though. Probably would be overall better to upgrade to a better boat.

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