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Old 01-17-2008, 08:08 AM
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I have been slowly stripping the paint from my chevy pickup, (about 1/2 way there), but I have the Lemans next and It has 2 maybe 3 coats on it. Anyone tried Soy Gel Paint and Urethane Remover? Like most advertisements, they make some pretty outrageous claims
I have been plugging away with aircraft paint remover, but was hoping there was something that worked better. Short of dipping, any suggestions?
Thx, John
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:56 AM
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I find it goes much faster with a air rotary grinder
useing 60 or 80 grit paper.

Like this by National Detroit, The DCQ series

http://www.nationaldetroit.com/tools...aspx?model=DCQ
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I've been using an electic orbital sander after the stripper, with 80 grit...should I invest in an air sander?
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try a razor blade,it's like removing a sticker from a piece of glass.

SOMETIMES it's really easy and fast and CLEAN.

Yes, use a holder...
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what paint stripper are use using? I use the aircraft stripper that i got from walmart in the automotive section and a thin metal flexible blade scaper. After the stripper and the metal scaper i then use 80 or 100 grit aluminum oxide paper on my air drill or (electric drill will work but not as fast). Also have used my 4" angle grinder with a flap disk same grit as above. If you try the aircraft stripper deffantly use rubber gloves because that stuff is rough on the skin.
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I've been using an electic orbital sander after the stripper, with 80 grit...should I invest in an air sander?
If you want the power for fast paint removal-YES!
But you need a pretty good compressor to feed them.
They are air-hogs.

(No 110 volt electric sander can match the power of a good air sander)

And there are lot's of different types of air sanders.
Don't confuse a DA with the "grinder" I mentioned,
there's a big difference when it comes to paint removal
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What is "DA"?
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http://www.nextag.com/dual-action-sander/search-html


DA= Dual Action
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Appreciate all the help. Not sure I will go for the DA at this time, better wait till I get a bigger air compressor
thx again all
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Make sure to wash the surface after the chemical surface to nuetralize any remaining stripper or it may come back to haunt you. Stripper also works better if you apply a really thick coat then cover with a light plastic to keep it from drying out-sometimes I can lift 4+ paint jobs in one stripper application this way.
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Send it out to be soda blasted. Money well spent. I had my truck done and put in epoxey primer so it dident rust before I got around to the work.
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If there are more than one coat of paint I use a very sharp stiff putty knife that i have rounded the corners off and start by holding the blade at 90 ' and adjust the angle to get it peeling... an old furniture refinisher's trick I have copied .. i use minimuf of liquid chemicals then da the metal It doesn't make as much mess is almost as fast and cost less. sometimes i use my 3500 psi presure washer to blast off the chemical residue in areas the blade won't fit.
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I have been slowly stripping the paint from my chevy pickup, (about 1/2 way there), but I have the Lemans next and It has 2 maybe 3 coats on it. Anyone tried Soy Gel Paint and Urethane Remover? Like most advertisements, they make some pretty outrageous claims
I have been plugging away with aircraft paint remover, but was hoping there was something that worked better. Short of dipping, any suggestions?
Thx, John
Aircraft stripper is about as nasty as it gets. Unless you want to have you car media blasted. Its not real expensive and only takes a few hours.
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Send it out to be soda blasted. Money well spent. I had my truck done and put in epoxey primer so it dident rust before I got around to the work.
Be careful using soda, many paint companies are now voiding warranty's when soda blasting is used. Soda contaminates the surface of the metal and unless you know how to properly clean and prep the surface for primer you'll have some big time adhesion problems down the road.

Remember, epoxy primer requires a clean and properly textured surface for adhesion.
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My was done by a reputable (sp) local guy here that that is all he does is blasting. After blasting he washes the surface with a TSP mixture, then plain H2O and finally a wax and grease remover then paint it. I have seen several things that have stood the test of time in the weather and they still look good. He garentees his work.

But yes you are correct, what ever kinda striping you use (chemical or blasting) the surface will have to be properly cleaned before paint or the paint will peal from underneath.
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