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Stripping Paint from Urethane/Plastic Rear Wing

How would you guys recommend I strip paint from a urethane/plastic rear wing?

The original paint was painted over once already, so I am going to be stripping multiple coats of clear/base/epoxy

Will aircarft stripper damage the plastic?

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I would use the stripper but take it off of the car first then strip it..you may need to use an adhesion promotor depending on what kind of plastic it is..

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The wing is off of the car already....I blotched the previous repaint so I would like to start from scratch instead of adding more BC/CC.

I will use the aircraft stripper and maybe wrap the entire wing in plastic wrap so I get good and even penetration. I will monitor it closely so I don't end up warping the plastic.
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I would put some stripper on a test piece of similar plastic before you do this. I had a unfortunate encounter with aircraft stripper and my rubber bumper on my 71 Mustang, it ate a hole in it. I was stripping the hood and some went over the edge and got on the bumper. By the time I noticed, the stripper ate through the paint and about 1/8" down into the bumper.
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Either have it plastic media blasted, or do it the old school way, sandpaper.
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Keep paint stripper away from urethane parts, they'll swell up like a sponge and you'll have adhesion problems down the road.
Like Old Fool suggested-media blasting and sanding are your two best options. Follow that up with a thorough scrubbing with a grey scotchbrite/water/Ajax cleanser and a good rinse, then waterborne wax and grease romover and it will be ready for any 2K primer. SPI's epoxy really works will on these flexible urethane parts.
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