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    Default Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    It's 20 years old. Really trying to avoid this job - previous threads are not encouraging. I'm wondering if I should just clean and paint - but what with?

    So, anyone had luck with removal from GRP?

    Cheers!
    Last edited by ChasB; 12-06-19 at 11:45.

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    Default Re: Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChasB View Post
    It's 20 years old. Really trying to avoid this job - previous threads are not encouraging. I'm wondering if I should just clean and paint - but what with?

    So, anyone had luck with removal from GRP?


    Cheers!
    42 ft boat covered in the stuff , old chipped and stuck down with super glue
    Some ways of doing this , with a chisel type hand held or the multi tool with the scrapper (both did not work for me )
    I went drastic and used an angle grinder and took 99% of with this , as usual be careful , moslty I took it down to the glue level and sanded flat , then I Kiwi Griped it all
    Flying birds have no master

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    Default Re: Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    How long did that take...?

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    Default Re: Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    Removed old treadmaster from the cockpit seats using a wide wood chisel. Lots of filling and fairing afterwards before laying new (smooth) treadmaster. If it's properly stuck down it's almost integral with the GRP so very difficult to remove. I believe Treadmaster sell a paint intended to freshen the colour (Treadcoat?).

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    Default Re: Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    "I believe Treadmaster sell a paint intended to freshen the colour (Treadcoat?)."

    https://www.treadmaster.co.uk/collec...nt=13851246151

    £72/litre! There must be something cheaper!

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    Default Re: Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChasB View Post
    How long did that take...?
    2 whole days
    And is very dusty it is like sanding hard cardboard, I used 40 grit and went through the pads quickly , but I wathced a utuber doing it with a chisel and hammer and there were 2 of them took weeks and the poor souls were on the verge on jumping into the water
    finished version
    https://ibb.co/17vQ59r

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    Default Re: Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingGoose View Post
    finished version
    https://ibb.co/17vQ59r
    Neat job.
    " Brexit is like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

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    Default Re: Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    Facing the same issue, but have decided to duck it - planning on using a rotating fibre 'brush' on a drill to remove growth, paint, etc from the treadmaster and then to paint it. I know International Interdeck has been recommended here before - I'm not sure if it is necessary to use pre-kote to enhance adhesion?

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    Default Re: Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    Absolute cow of a job! I did my cockpit floor 2m x 1m took me 2 full weekends.
    I used a 2" chisel, kept very sharp, a multi-tool thingy, a Linbide scraper, belt sander and power plane. None were very sucessful but changing tools means you can use a different set of muscles and avoid [some] blisters and cramps.
    Last edited by Dan Tribe; 12-06-19 at 13:53.

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    Default Re: Who's had any luck removing treadmaster from a GRP deck?

    Nasty stuff. I stripped the decks of an old fishing boat and it has heavily covered throughout the aft cockpit.... wrong product for the job. NASTY STUFF!!

    I used a fein cutter blade which I ground the teeth off to form a chisel/scraper type affair. Pulled it off in strips, in seconds.40 grit sand up then 2 coats of rough commercial deck paint over epoxy primer. Done.
    Electrician In Ipswich & Southwold Yard
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