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Old 02-02-2006, 01:46 PM
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How to remove undercoating

I want to have the cab of my 55 chevy truck blasted this spring..The local blaster doesn't want and undercoating on it...If it comes in with undercoating he'll take it off but you'll pay extra..he doesn't blast it off.

Damn I tried a number of paint removers an it justlaughed at them..
Whats left? Burn it off?

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Some folks use a Propane torch and scrape it off (you have to be very careful with the heat though-)
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remove undercoating

Try heating it with a torch and scraping off with a putty knife. Seems to work pretty good, however a little messy.
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If we are talking tar style undercoating, I have used a heat gun, and a putty knife, works well, takes a few days but then the blaster can take it off easy.

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soaking with kerosene and scraping with a putty knife worked for me. Still a messy job no matter what you do.
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The ancient undercoating on my Mustang was a nightmare to remove at first until I used a wire cup wheel on an electric grinder to remove the heavy stuff then cleaned the remainder with kerosene, worked pretty good.
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i dont know the right way to do it but i do know all the cuss words and it take quite a bit of cold beer to getrdone.
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Shine, I think I made up a few new cuss words while trying to strip that stang underside.
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old red, you gotta get you one of these ! i can set on a stool and scrape away. no crap in my eyes anymore.
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Thanks guys..guess there's no silver bullet.

Just hard work..I'll try torch/scrap with a final chemical
clean up..

As I mentioned ..my local blaster will not blast undercoating..
I don't have much..what I have I put on after making a repair to the cowl..
Spray can stuff I believe.

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try a test with Easy Off Oven Cleaner....50/50 chance that it will work great because it is lye based....works the same as "old time" engine block lye tank cleaning...also is an excellent enamel or lacquer paint stripper
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Well I was going to do this in the spring..but couldn't resist going out in the garage to try it. I used a propane torch and it came off easier than expected..Liquified the light coating of undercoating so it could be scraped..actually looked like some could be wiped away with an old towel.

BTW..I had a fire extiguisher near by..and I had to use it..The undercoat didn't catch fire..but leaves and such inside panels did.

Looks like I could finish up with rag soaked with some type of solvent in combination with steel wool or brillo..not bad

Easy off is an interesting Idea..I might have some too..

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