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|Author||Topic: PEEL AWAY®|
posted 06-06-2005 08:24 AM ET (US)
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?
posted 06-06-2005 09:05 AM ET (US)
As far as I know it should be the same.
posted 06-06-2005 09:16 AM ET (US)
there are different types at Home depot, PEEL AWAY® 1,
PEEL AWAY® 6 etc
posted 06-06-2005 11:46 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-06-2005 11:02 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-06-2005 11:39 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-07-2005 04:03 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-08-2005 03:20 AM ET (US)
That's why we call West Marine Tiffany's!
posted 06-08-2005 08:14 AM ET (US)
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:
posted 06-08-2005 01:16 PM ET (US)
what # Peel Away did you use to stip your hull?
I'm using it for the same purpose.
posted 06-08-2005 06:44 PM ET (US)
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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