Originally Posted by OneMoreTime
I like the stripper and a tip when using stripper is to get some cheapy plastic drop clothes and apply the stripper and then cover it with the drop cloth and let it work for a while then the paint will wash right off..Just do an area at a time..
Id start with some stripper just in a small spot,let it sit a while and try using a razor scraper insted of a putty knife to scrape the primer off. (tip
rub the fresh blade against some glass to get a burless edge like an old fashond barber does when giving a shave...This will keep the blade from catching and gouging ,change the blade often so you dont put gouges in the metal....
sometimes the stripper dont work so well and the lacquer thinner works better get 5-6 rags and soak them set them on the surface and cover them with plastic this will soften the old primer up enough to scrape it off with the scraper until the thinner evaporates so be quick keep sliding the pile of rags around and scrape whats under them, rewet the rags once in a while to keep them wet.
Once all that is done wet a scuff pad with thinner and all the rest will come right up be sure to wipe clean as you go or when the thinner drys it'll turn back to primer again...when its all off use a lot of W&G remover and wipe everything down well 2-3 times then start sanding using 80 DA or 180 DA or anything inbetween is fine,when thats done another good cleaning with W&G and its ready for epoxy primer.