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fina posted 06-06-2005 08:24 AM ET (US)   Profile for fina   Send Email to fina  
I've been paying $65/gallon for PEEL AWAY® at West Marine.

I just saw a 5 gallon bucket of PEEL AWAY® at Home Depot for $99.

Is it the same stuff?

Can it be used to strip polyurethane?

jeffs22outrage posted 06-06-2005 09:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
As far as I know it should be the same.
fina posted 06-06-2005 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for fina  Send Email to fina     
there are different types at Home depot, PEEL AWAY® 1,

PEEL AWAY® 6 etc

rustamon posted 06-06-2005 11:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for rustamon  Send Email to rustamon     
One observation, one question. Observation - Never buy anything at West that you think might be available at HD or anywhere else. A can of acetone gets a 300% premium at West. Abrasives are even worse. The most egregious example is stainless steel hardware. At West Marine, you'd think you were buying platinum. A size 12 2" oval head screw is almost a buck at WM, Sports Authority (yes, Sports Authority - back in the boat section) virtually sells 'em by the pound.

Question - What in the world can one person do with 5 gallons of stripper? I think that puts you over the lifetime quota. Go mechanical - you won't regret it. Maybe you were buying it for a stripper party? Better to bring 5 gallons of beer.

acassidy posted 06-06-2005 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for acassidy  Send Email to acassidy     
Yes I would look into what they actually carry because PEEL AWAY® has many different paint removers series. They make basic stuff to marine environmentally safe to industrial grade paint removers. What West Marine sells may not be the same as Home Depot.
Lucky Duck posted 06-06-2005 11:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lucky Duck  Send Email to Lucky Duck     
The PEEL AWAY® at Home Depot should be the same, just make sure it's from Dumond Chemical. Sherwin-Williams usually has pretty good prices on it too. I think it's the Peel-Away 7 that works best on polyurethane. You might also try Ready-Strip from Back-to-Nature, which is similar and less expensive. You can get that at paint stores or online through Jamestown Distributors. West Marine marks up everything obscenely.
Speedo66 posted 06-07-2005 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Speedo66  Send Email to Speedo66     
I bought the same stuff at Home Depot and then called the company that makes it. They said it will work fine and be safe with the gelcoat. I used 2 gal. on a smirkless 16´7" boat.

It worked pretty well, just be VERY carefull. I still have scars from the chemical burns from that stuff. Rubber gloves taped to long sleeves is the way to go. Don´t leave your wrists exposed.


roughneck posted 06-08-2005 03:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for roughneck  Send Email to roughneck     
That's why we call West Marine Tiffany's!
jimh posted 06-08-2005 08:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Corrected spelling of Peel Away, a registered name of Dumond Chemicals, Inc. The notation on a product's name that it is a registered name implies that this product is not a generic product. If another manufacturer is selling a product with the name Peel Away on it, they are probably infringing on Dumond Chemicals name.

For more information about the Peel Away paint removal system, see:

fina posted 06-08-2005 01:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for fina  Send Email to fina     

what # Peel Away did you use to stip your hull?

I'm using it for the same purpose.

Speedo66 posted 06-08-2005 06:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Speedo66  Send Email to Speedo66     
I´m away now and wont´be home to check until the 15th. The only thing I remember is it was about US 30 dollars per gallon or so at Home Depot.

Hope that helps, Steve

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