Stripping Paint from an Optimist?
I am starting to restore an older wooden Optimist (sailing pram).
It has been sitting unused for years, and the paint that's on it right now (inside and outside of hull) is flaking off.
I have started to strip off the old paint.
I put on a chemical stripper and have managed to get most of the layers off, but there is still some old paint.
In order to save time (and sweat!) I was going to just do some hand sanding and put the new primer on without getting those last patches of old paint off.
I've got it to the point where the old paint is not flaking, and it's smooth now that I've started to sand it, so.....can I go ahead and start putting on the primer, or do I need to get every last bit of the old paint off???
Thank so much!
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