MS Suzi-Q

by Bobby Farwell
(Rutherfordton, NC)

I have two major issues with the boat.

I want to take it down to the bare mahogany and that means sanding or using Strip-Ease.

I have to assume that the white paint contains lead, and wonder if instead of sanding would Strip-Ease damage the mahogany?

The windshield is cracked, can this be repaired or should I look for a replacement and if so where do I start?

I am looking forward to starting this restoration and having someone to advise me is a godsend.

Thanks for what you do and you can follow this project on Facebook, I have put a few pics on and will add more as I progress.

Thanks again,

Bobby Farwell

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Apr 26, 2012
Stripping Old Paint
by: Ben

Personally I have found that the easiest quickest way to remove paint is with a blow torch and scraper.

If you are worried about the led content just do it in a well-ventilated area and stay up-wind.

Those chemical strippers are not only dangerous, with all those nasty chemicals but who knows how they react with the led?

There are some ideas about stripping paint here.

Apr 24, 2012
Facebook Pics
by: Mike

Hi Bobby,

Can you give us a link to those Facebook photos so we can have a look see.

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