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BACK TO NATURE Aqua Strip Paint Stripper

Formulated to remove up to 10 thick layers of marine antifouling paint, Aqua Strip is a heavy-duty yet environmentally safer alternative to caustic and methylene chloride strippers and other noxious compounds. It stays wet for extended periods of time to penetrate and lift multiple layers of paint—making it possible to strip large areas at one time. Effective for removing most types of marine paint, including antifouling paints, varnishes, polyurethanes, urethanes and enamels. It’s odor-free and easily cleans up with water. As a paste it clings to vertical surfaces and can be applied by brush, spray or roller.

  • Removes up to 10 thick layers of marine antifouling paint, plus varnish, polyurethanes, urethanes and enamels
  • Heavy-duty yet environmentally safer alternative to caustic strippers
  • Odor-free and easily cleans up with water
  • Can be applied by brush, spray or roller
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Aqua Strip, Quart 4563060 65032
In stock online.

$24.99

Aqua Strip, Gallon 4563136 650G1
In stock online.

$69.99

Aqua Strip, 5 Gallons 16247298 650G5
In stock online.

$259.99

Product Description

Formulated to remove up to 10 thick layers of marine antifouling paint, Aqua Strip is a heavy-duty yet environmentally safer alternative to caustic and methylene chloride strippers and other noxious compounds. It stays wet for extended periods of time to penetrate and lift multiple layers of paint—making it possible to strip large areas at one time. Effective for removing most types of marine paint, including antifouling paints, varnishes, polyurethanes, urethanes and enamels. It’s odor-free and easily cleans up with water. As a paste it clings to vertical surfaces and can be applied by brush, spray or roller.

  • Removes up to 10 thick layers of marine antifouling paint, plus varnish, polyurethanes, urethanes and enamels
  • Heavy-duty yet environmentally safer alternative to caustic strippers
  • Odor-free and easily cleans up with water
  • Can be applied by brush, spray or roller

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Back To NatureAqua Strip Paint Stripper
 
3.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Works good

By Rich

from Wayne nj

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Aqua Strip Paint Stripper:

      Worked good. stayed active for a long time. Didn't dry out

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Pretty good

      By Mike

      from Missippi Gulf Coast

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor

        Comments about Aqua Strip Paint Stripper:

        Pretty thick, stir some to ease application. I used putty knife to slice some gel from the 1 gal can and cheap brush to smear on. Since I worked spring/ summer on Gulf Coast, I had to be aware of temperature above 80 degrees. Either evening or morning. Never saw the color change (beige in the can and the color of paint on the hull) I guessed/experimented to get about 2 hours at 80 degrees. Lifted Petit Vivid over Trinidad, over some blue stuff, then a bit of grey barrier coat. Depends on how one defines layer, but I imagine it was 5ish layers. Barrier coat stays if you watch it. Instructions are accurate, but until you apply it the tricks are not obvious. After scraping with putty knife, be sure to have a stiff brush in a bucket of water. Use damp brush or scotch brite to prevent re-hardening of leftovers. This leaves nice smooth finish. Work in small batches or have partner come after with brush. This is a very important step.

        Does not work exactly as advertised, but still pretty effective. Do not leave on until dry. Monitor and test scrape with putty knife. If about to dry out, brush water on outer layer and scrape. Two coats might be needed. Just remember that removing bottom paint is a crummy job. This stuff makes it a bit less crummy.

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        1.0

        DO NOT BUY!!!

        By Mcamatt2

        from Jacksonville fl

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to Use
          • Ineffective
          • Messy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Aqua Strip Paint Stripper:

            I bought this at west marine and got it home to find a big solid block of gel that was so hard I couldn't get it out of the container, I took it back to the store because the instructions say it's easy to brush or spray on so clearly this one was defective. We went to their stock and of the 4 containers in stock 3 were also bad and only was was still good because it had just been delivered. I have used other brands with no problems and used this brand once to remove some topside paint and even though this product says it will not harm gelcoat in multiple places it does! I used this product only once and the first time I used it it ate right through my gelcoat and ruined it in multiple places! I called the manufacturer and they argued with me saying that I was lying to them because what happened to my boat they said was impossible, yet I have the pictures to prove it and they said we can't help you. Now I'm left with a couple holes in my gelcoat from the damage, luckily west marine customer service was actually helpful and made it right but do not buy this if you value your boat.

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            1.0

            Aqua..... what?

            By sailingsoon

            from Anderson SC

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor

              Comments about Aqua Strip Paint Stripper:

              This product dries up with no result whatsoever.... very frustrating.
              Many bad comments on line regarding such. Everyone of them the same, dries up. No results.

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              5.0

              Good stuff

              By sx

              from Las Vegas, NV

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Back TO Nature Aqua Strip, Quart:

                  very usefull, it works good.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Cut through layers of paint

                  By TRBWhaler

                  from Bradenton, FL

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Back TO Nature Aqua Strip, Quart:

                      I am very pleased with Aqua Strip! I was able to take off at least 3 coats of marine paint easily and completely with one application. I did reapply another coat in a couple of the hard to get to areas of the hull and transom of my 51 year old Boston Whaler. I applied a nice coat of marine paint after removing all of the old paint and preparing for the new finish. Thanks for a great product!

                      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      its junk

                      By Tom Skipper

                      from Kelowna BC Canada

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to Use
                        • Ineffective

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Back TO Nature Aqua Strip, Quart:

                          i thought there was something wrong with my pail of it,so i took it back,they opened 2 others same thing.you can't even stick a brush in it.it sorta rolls away eventualy i used a putty knife to apply it.after 6 hours it had loosened very little paint.i'll never buy this stuff again!!

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