Lead Based Paint

  • October 21, 2020 6:35 AM
    Message # 9317019

     I am preparing to repaint the interior of our W32. Inside some of the lockers the paint is peeling badly. Before I start scraping and sanding, I was wondering if these boats used lead based paint in their construction.



  • October 22, 2020 4:05 PM
    Reply # 9320598 on 9317019

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if lead paint was used. I was painting houses in Santa Monica California when my 1974 WS 32 "Phantom" was being built. As I recall it, lead based paint was still legal in California at that time.

    More importantly, be aware asbestos fillers were mixed with resin (the way micro balloons are now), perhaps liberally, in making putty used in the construction of the WS 32. you could Learn more about that by searching for the word "asbestos" in this forum.

    By all means, wear a Tyvek full body suit and a respirator before you start sanding.

  • October 28, 2020 3:12 PM
    Reply # 9332051 on 9317019

    I found that a good quality water based paint is ideal for the interior of the lockers.  Easy to use, no smell, and easy cleanup.

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