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Marine Paint Remover

An environmentally safer alternative to caustic or methylene chloride paint removers, West Marine marine paint remover is formulated to remove up to five layers of marine antifouling, topside paints and varnishes in one application. The process is simplified by its blue color which turns white or light blue when paint is ready to be removed. Biodegradable, non-flammable, odor-free and it easily cleans up with water. As a paste, it clings to vertical surfaces and can be applied by brush, spray or roller.
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Marine Paint Remover, Quart 4506713 66132
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$19.99

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Marine Paint Remover, Gallon 10209260 661G1
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$59.99

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Marine Paint Remover, 32 oz. Spray 11212321 66332M
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$13.99

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Product Description

An environmentally safer alternative to caustic or methylene chloride paint removers, West Marine marine paint remover is formulated to remove up to five layers of marine antifouling, topside paints and varnishes in one application. The process is simplified by its blue color which turns white or light blue when paint is ready to be removed. Biodegradable, non-flammable, odor-free and it easily cleans up with water. As a paste, it clings to vertical surfaces and can be applied by brush, spray or roller.

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3.1

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Satisfied User

We used this product on our Aphrodite 101 sloop to remove Micron bottom paint which had been building up for over ten years. The bottom paint was in good condition and the race boat...Read complete review

We used this product on our Aphrodite 101 sloop to remove Micron bottom paint which had been building up for over ten years. The bottom paint was in good condition and the race boat bottom was brushed clean once or twice a week during the season. The build up was significant but not severe.

We tried a couple of other similar "green" brands from big box stores prior to using the West product. The West product was easier to use, worked better, and has a lower total cost of use. The color change is a major advantage. My most common mistake was to not apply enough material when rolling it onto the bottom. The color of the "thin" areas was different from the color of the thick sections so I would apply a second layer and that would do it. Generally, two applications were needed before sanding the bottom clean.

On the interior, our deck is lined with a fuzzy material we call mouse fur. I am removing that now with the West product. It works fairly well. One application removes most of the fur. The second application removes the adhesive.

A consideration with rolling is that the paint remover also removes the roller cover adhesive. Typical latex paint roller covers only lasted about an hour, which I was OK with.

This is not my first use of paint remover for bottom paint. I have used the really toxic stuff and the peel-away stuff. It is always a hard job. The West product is effective and not too messy. Patience is required. I checked with a soda blaster who said I should use remover as he would be way too expensive (partly due to travel to Cape Cod).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as expected

This remover only took off one layer of paint at a time, not the 5 layers it was supposed to. I would not recomend it if you have multiple (more than 1) layers...Read complete review

This remover only took off one layer of paint at a time, not the 5 layers it was supposed to. I would not recomend it if you have multiple (more than 1) layers of bottom paint to remove.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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1.0

Would probably not buy again

By X

from Chesapeake

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

      Did not work that well; only had three coats of ablative bottom paint. It did not soften the paint all that well, and took a lot of effort to scrape the paint off. Not impressed based on it's descriptive abilities.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      just did not work that well had to apply it multiple times

      By charlie

      from morehead city nc

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor

        Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

        not good with varnish on teak

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Satisfied User

        By Norm Averisera

        from Cape Cod, MA

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor
          • Outdoor

          Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

          We used this product on our Aphrodite 101 sloop to remove Micron bottom paint which had been building up for over ten years. The bottom paint was in good condition and the race boat bottom was brushed clean once or twice a week during the season. The build up was significant but not severe.

          We tried a couple of other similar "green" brands from big box stores prior to using the West product. The West product was easier to use, worked better, and has a lower total cost of use. The color change is a major advantage. My most common mistake was to not apply enough material when rolling it onto the bottom. The color of the "thin" areas was different from the color of the thick sections so I would apply a second layer and that would do it. Generally, two applications were needed before sanding the bottom clean.

          On the interior, our deck is lined with a fuzzy material we call mouse fur. I am removing that now with the West product. It works fairly well. One application removes most of the fur. The second application removes the adhesive.

          A consideration with rolling is that the paint remover also removes the roller cover adhesive. Typical latex paint roller covers only lasted about an hour, which I was OK with.

          This is not my first use of paint remover for bottom paint. I have used the really toxic stuff and the peel-away stuff. It is always a hard job. The West product is effective and not too messy. Patience is required. I checked with a soda blaster who said I should use remover as he would be way too expensive (partly due to travel to Cape Cod).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          West Marine Paint Remover

          By Richard

          from Chester, Va.

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor
          • Quick Fix

          Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

          Used to strip many years of anti-foulig paint from a Macgregor 19.Brushed on 1 quart at 10:30 in the morning,by about 1:00 that afternoon the color had changed,proceeded to peel off the paint with a sharp putty knife (1 inch wide). The quart covered about 1/4 of the bottom so I ordered another gallon to finish the job. No strong odour,does'nt burn if you get a little on you and soap and water clean up. Great stuff!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Never use this product.

          By Deesse

          from Chicago.

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Difficult to Use
          • Ineffective
          • WILL eat gel coat

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

          My GELCOAT is now permanently damaged from this product. It dissolved the top layer of GELCOAT in many places and didn't touch the paint in other places. I have used this before on gelcoat. It isn't the most effective product at easily removing paint. This time is destroyed my gel coat.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Patience required

          By Ollie

          from Michigan

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor

              Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

              Used it to remove a new and old layer of bottom paint next to freshly painted out drives just before launch. Required repeated applications and elbow grease but didn't harm the freshly painted outdrives that were taped off. Doesn't appear to be as caustic when accidentally coming in contact with skin and thus user friendly.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Paint Remover Success

              By D

              from Sac

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Protects Well
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

                  N/A

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Marine paint remover

                  By B.C

                  from F0NTANA CALIFORNIA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

                      worked just as advertised very easy to use and was easy to remove

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Paint Remover

                      By Butchito

                      from Clarkston, MI

                      About Me Beginner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

                          Lid was difficult to pry open

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Easy to apply with better than average results

                          By H2O MD

                          from Baton Rouge La

                          About Me Beginner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Messy

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor

                          Comments about Marine Paint Remover:

                          Messy but easy to use
                          Wear rubber gloves and cover boat trailer

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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