Many GelPlane customers have asked whether our gelcoat peeler is suitable for removing only the anti fouling/bottom paint. Although it will do the job, as the paint thickness varies, inevitably some underlying gelcoat will be damaged and it is perhaps too expensive to be viable for this application. It was these enquiries that prompted us to design the 'ProScraper'.
The worst part of removing anti fouling is the mess that is made and the risk to the individual of breathing in the toxic dust. The control of this dust was therefore given priority in the design. The first attempts were crude, however, with the help of computer aided design, prototyping with stereo lithography and extensive testing the shape was refined. The resulting form is aesthetic, comfortable and extremely effective for removing anti fouling with no airborne dust.
The hollow scraper is manufactured from heat resistant engineering nylon. This quality tool is therefore durable and with its tungsten carbide blade capable of long service.
The 'ProScraper' is designed to fit on to a standard 32mm vacuum hose and is provided with a rubber connector for when a male to male coupling is required.
The design principle of the 'ProScraper' is protected by a worldwide patent.