To add to my ongoing series about painting the narrowboat.
Today, I was using a Needlegun to strip paint from the more difficult to access areas which can’t be stripped with traditional tools.
The needlegun works on compressed air to fire a series of steel ‘needles’.
Ours looked exactly like this.
Those ‘needles’ at the end fire out into the surrounding metal, shocking any paint off. It’s a noisy bit of kit, expect to be using PPE for your eyes and ears.
We used it to strip.
- The bow around the watertank
- The bow door under the eves
- The stern tiller area
It took probably between an hour and an hour and a half to do these areas.
It’s not a hard tool to work with.
The video shows what you can expect.
It’s a specialised bit of kit which can be hired in addition to the compressor from any decent hire shop.Click here for reuse options!
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