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#12630662 - 02/16/18 06:20 AM removing roll on bed liner
doc606 Offline

Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 257
Loc: hillsboro,tx
Got a nice solid older 12ft seaking semiv boat late last year. Previous owner rolled on black bed liner on bottom of hull. Few times i was able to take it out, noticed I've got some leaking rivets. I bought some epoxy sticks you sweat around the head of the rivet with a torch. Want to fix the leaks before i take it out again. What's the best least most labor intensive way to remove it? Grinder with wire brush? Also read about aircraft paint striper, but wondering if this will hurt the aluminum? Also read to heat it with torch until it bubbles and scrape it off. Any members have any experience removing bed liner?

#12630765 - 02/16/18 07:30 AM Re: removing roll on bed liner [Re: doc606]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 7833
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I would try the torch, then a rag, and finally the wire brush.

#12632716 - 02/17/18 09:33 AM Re: removing roll on bed liner [Re: doc606]
IslandJim Offline

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 304
Loc: Rockport, TX
If it's only a few rivets, I'd use my mini-grinder and a wire wheel. When my tinny leaks, I put the trailer and boat on a dry concrete driveway, fill it with about two inches of water and wait for the wet spots to appear on the driveway. I mark them, empty the boat, flip it over and apply JB Weld around the leakers, after cleaning around them first. No need to use heat or chemicals, either of which might cause further grief.

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#12633667 - 02/18/18 05:00 AM Re: removing roll on bed liner [Re: doc606]
doc606 Offline

Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 257
Loc: hillsboro,tx
Appreciate gentlemen. The bed liner looks great, but didnt stop his leaks. Looks like i got a project this week during the rain.


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