1964 Lyman Sleeper – How To Strip Bottom Paint with Infrared

There is a new old Lyman sleeper in Vermont! And she’s being prepped for Lake Champlain at Snake Mountain Boatworks.

This barn queen has been “resting” for “several” years. Here RJ and I are using the infrared “Silent Stripper,” which allows us to remove paint down to the wood in one pass without exceeding 600 F. As such, we are protected from any lead vaporization. In fact, as you will see on the floor beneath the boat, the scrapings are dry and in virtual powder form when they release from the wood.

Follow us as we bring Eleanora back to life…