Paint stripping... - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2012, 11:35 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pearl City, Hawaii
Posts: 69
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Paint stripping...

Hey guys, I was just wondering. I'm using a couple of different paint stripping methods, the 3M purple strip wheel and sandblasting. Will either of these methods give enough tooth to shoot an epoxy primer or afterwards? Or should I hit it with some 80grit on the da sander and hand sand it, after the other methods are done first? Any suggestions?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2012, 06:15 AM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 53
Posts: 6,042
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 25
Thanked 433 Times in 364 Posts
yes AND no...when you strip the factory paint off what you'll see is snooth metal with no scratches at all,its always that way so the stripping wheel alone will work and chem strip is the samewith even less molesting of the surface if done well..although I have epoxied over some cars after a good cleaning of the metal and it worked just fine ,most times I will sand with 80 or 180 it just feels rightand if its old steel you should really sand it good and clean it well Ive seen little rust specks and all kinds of stuff under paint..stripping without sanding should really only be done on newer steel...I'd say about no more than 10-12 yrs old ...give or take....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2012, 10:48 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pearl City, Hawaii
Posts: 69
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ok so, hit it with the stripper wheel, and wire wheels. Then hit it afterwards with 80grit by hand to give it a rough surface, then the epoxy paint hits the metal...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2012, 02:15 PM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 53
Posts: 6,042
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 25
Thanked 433 Times in 364 Posts
Thats what I would do with the exception of the jambs ,there I'd just use the stripper wheel then epoxy,no sanding....same with the back side of doors, trunk, etc
use a DA sander with the 80 not by hand you'll get a MUCH nicer job , faster too
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2012, 06:23 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pearl City, Hawaii
Posts: 69
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'd figure go by hand and get better tooth, with the DA it'd be shinier, would'nt it? But hey, ths DA would go helluva lot faster...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2012, 04:52 PM
Old Fool's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: spokane,wa.
Posts: 1,345
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 8
Thanked 40 Times in 34 Posts
skip the wire brush treatment, it burnishes the metal, not what you want.

SPI epoxy will go on the sandblasted panels without further surface prep. Just clean and coat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-07-2012, 05:33 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pearl City, Hawaii
Posts: 69
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm using RM's EP569 Epoxy Primer as well as there DP25 Primer Filler...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2012, 06:11 AM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 53
Posts: 6,042
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 25
Thanked 433 Times in 364 Posts
R-Ms is a good brand but I'm not familiar with there epoxy,it should be good as well...is it sandable???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2012, 08:35 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pearl City, Hawaii
Posts: 69
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Say's you can wet sand it with 400-600g or dry sand with 320-400g after it's dried for 8-10hrs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stripping old paint vettegirl Body - Exterior 12 11-15-2009 10:30 AM
Paint stripping H2O Body - Exterior 17 01-19-2008 10:12 PM
Stripping paint 57halfton Body - Exterior 2 05-21-2006 01:35 PM
Paint stripping Jackyl Body - Exterior 2 09-24-2004 04:37 PM
paint stripping fred56 Body - Exterior 2 04-23-2003 08:16 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.