Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

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Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:06 am

New paint brush.

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Post by chugalug » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:36 am

you can save on varnish stripper with one of those too
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Post by billy c » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:28 am

Beautiful new paintbrush :)
Bet he can tip and roll too :lol:
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Post by billy c » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:36 pm

chugalug wrote:you can save on varnish stripper with one of those too
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Tim- really could have used them when was trying to cut thru all that damn cloth. Beats my 40 grit any day! :lol:
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Post by chugalug » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 pm

:D .that pic is only one of ten spots that I have to replace in the house.I won't let them out in the boatshed :D
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Post by billy c » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:32 pm

Been a bit since I have had a chance to work on the restoration. I'm sure by now Bill's cats are the size of lions.
Hope that I can get a finish on her and on the water sometime in August. Today I was doing some cleanup work sanding the recessed lines on the deck. The topsides have been longboarded and hand block sanded to 150 grit and pretty much ready for stain.
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Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Post by PeterG » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:33 pm

Looks great! Has there been much to repair on the deck? I don't remember off hand what you used for the deck seam filler but how has that held up? Still need to start assembling my Malahini which I'll be putting the same style deck on it. I've been watching your refinishing project rather closely.
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Post by mrintense » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:10 am

Looking fresh Billy. It appears you are doing a great job. However, all this sanding makes me wonder if I really want any exposed wood!! :D :D
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Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Post by billy c » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:39 am

Peter the deck seams are tinted epoxy and have held up perfect. I do have to get the failed LPU out of the seam and then should be back to a solid surface.

Carl yes fresh is nice. Been doing lots of testing as I go to make sure the surface will take stain evenly again. it is addictive having the bright work. The 2 part clear coats do well with maintenance intervals. Yours will be beautiful trimmed out bright. :D
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Post by billy c » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:07 am

Been sanding the seams as the edges of the grooves still held finish that would block the new stain from taking evenly. I found that as the finish got thinner in the grooves, the System Three LPU would peel off the bottom of the groove like scotch tape :( Well guess it is better to see it now rather than 3 or 4 years own the road when my new finish started to pull up. Much more work but a week of cleanup at this stage is better than later.
So here it is coming off. May devise a metal scraping tool in addition to the sandpaper.
Anyone with other ideas that may aid in getting the finish out of the grooves please chime in!
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Post by billy c » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:09 am

On another note...
Glory Days is featured on the cover of the 2018 Lake Winnipesaukee Boating Directory. :D
Caught us making an icecream run.
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Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Post by Jimbob » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:52 am

Anyone with other ideas that may aid in getting the finish out of the grooves please chime in!
How bout a straight router bit with a base on the router that would keep the router on track. Dremel makes a router base that fits their tool, and small straight bits.
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Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Post by TomB » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:32 am

Billy,

Great cover! Power tools make me nervous that close to finish work...maybe a Dremel with a small burr so any wandering is below the surface...I would give a grout rake a try.

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Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Post by Bill Edmundson » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:59 am

Billy

At least you're making me feel better about what I'm facing.

I know that's no help!
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Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Post by PeterG » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:55 pm

Billy, maybe a hair dryer or heat gun on low to help remove the LPU? Though that might be a bit too risky? Just a thought.
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