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01-08-2011 03:57 PM
OneMoreTime Mar hyde makes one. Sem has stripper in its line and I have used Jasco brand as well. main thing is lots of hot water and dawn dish soap and xcrub that puppy real well like you are going to eat off of it to get any residue off before sending it to the painter..You may need to sand it to get an anchor pattern before painting..

01-08-2011 12:05 PM
CosmikDebris Is there a certain stripper for the aluminum?
01-08-2011 11:50 AM
OneMoreTime On a job like that and you are going to repaint anyway then a good paint stripper is in order..just make sure it is all is to lay on the stripper and then cover it with those cheapy plastic thro away drop clothes. all the paint should just wash off with soap and water..

just my idea..

01-08-2011 11:48 AM
alittle1 If the under lying paint is adhered to the aluminum and isn't flaky, I would scuff it, shoot a coat of sealer and paint the top coat.

If the one shot letter paint is flaking off or is raised, a orbital sander and some 80 grit, followed with steps of grit to 400, should smooth the way to a coat of sealer/paint.
01-08-2011 11:08 AM
CosmikDebris Paint and body work is all greek to me.
I planned to strip the lettering etc. and send it out for a plain Jane white paint job. I have friend of mine who was/is a 1st class sign painter and just about have him talked out of retirement to do the new graphics, he's 74 now and a dying breed.
01-08-2011 10:56 AM
shine if easyoff lifts the color you cant paint over it anyway. anything you tried to shoot would lift it.
01-08-2011 10:48 AM
AntnyL If you're repainting the entire body, can't you simply sand the paint/graphics and shoot over it? Why try to remove them?
01-08-2011 10:46 AM
CosmikDebris Yes alittle1 thats the plan, strip the lettering and re-paint white
01-08-2011 10:29 AM
alittle1 You could try stripping the paint graphics with a hard back razor blade.

Are you trying to just strip the graphics, scuff the paint and then re-coat?
01-08-2011 10:22 AM
shine it will take it off pretty quick even on a rag. like i said try a spot low on the body color. put it on a rag and rub on it. it the color comes off you may have a problem. just be sure the color is clean and not oxidized . but i doubt it will touch the body color.
01-08-2011 10:18 AM
CosmikDebris Thanks Shine, I will try the oven cleaner.
Should I spray it on the car or on a rag
01-08-2011 10:12 AM
shine doubtful. unhardened enamel would last about 30 sec around race fuel . like i said try a spot low and see. but i have used it on race cars painted in the 60's.
01-08-2011 09:57 AM
MARTINSR How about if the enamel had no hardener added? I know I shot plenty of Acrylic Enamel back in the seventies without hardener! Hell, that was another 10 or 12 bucks as I remember. I remember when I painted my truck in 77 the paint was about 28 bucks for the gallon (PPG Acr Ena). I did add hardener to that but damn that was my pride and joy so blowing a wad of cash ($40 ) was worth it.

01-08-2011 09:39 AM
shine no . we have used this to remove lettering from race cars for years. try it down low somewhere. but i have never had it touch anything else but the air dry enamel .
01-08-2011 09:05 AM
CosmikDebris Will that effect the paint underneath
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