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Old 10-05-2010, 09:27 AM
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Paint Stripper For Urethane Parts

I need to strip some urethane parts such as a nose cone for a 70 firebird and a set of honeycomb wheels. I know normal strippers will cause problems down the road but i'm sure there must be products these days that are safe for such parts considering all the plastics on cars these days. If anyone has any ideas where i can get something on line would really appreciate it because i have searched and cant seen to find anything. Thanks in advance.

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The only thing I use on that material is lots of wetsanding starting with 80 grit. It sucks and is time consuming but I don't trust stripper on the urethane panels.
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That nose should be fiberglass,there is a fiberglass stripper but I wouldnt use it. I would carefully sand it off ...or buy new pieces .regular stripper will melt urathane parts and really mess up fiberglass
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Its not fiberglass, its from a 70 i think 70 to 73 were urethane. It is very heavy defenately not fiberglass. I will try sanding and see what happens there is a lot of paint on this one. Thanks
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I have had very good results sandblasting the paint off of 68/69 GTO bumpers and I think they are the same material as your 70 Firebird Bumper.

Takes all of the paint off without any damage to the bumper material. Might not want to use a heavy duty industrial blaster, but I have had no issues using a medium size blaster.
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I have had very good results sandblasting the paint off of 68/69 GTO bumpers and I think they are the same material as your 70 Firebird Bumper.

Takes all of the paint off without any damage to the bumper material. Might not want to use a heavy duty industrial blaster, but I have had no issues using a medium size blaster.
what type of abrasive did you use i thought about it but really dont want to use the black beauty sand i use for metal.
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I used Black Beauty with good results and have also had good results with regular sand.
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Blasting them does sound like a good idea to me..
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