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Old 12-12-2018, 04:32 PM
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Fiberglass paint stripper and paint

I'm stripping a snowmobile cowling that the PO used rattle can clear on, it's a mess. Hand sanding clogs the paper in a big way.

Is there a paint stripper that is fiberglass friendly? I used heavy duty strippers on my Nova and wouldn't dare put it on thin fiberglass.

I was told to use CitriStrip, but it says on the label not to use on fiberglass. I put it on a small section, let is sit for half an hour, it didn't even start to remove paint.

What are my options other than elbow grease?

I may use a rattle can paint, is Krylon Fusion about the best for my application?

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If its rattle can clear, try lacquer thinner to wipe that off. Test small area first. I've only used DC rattle can, not impressed by it. If you want a better looking longer lasting shine, I hear catalyzed "2K" aerosols are a realistic thing now. Cost more but not like bodyshop paint because you don't get much.
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Kleen Strip makes a fiberglass paint remover. They also make aircraft stripper DO NOT use the aircraft stripper on fiberglass Eklers corvette probably has it
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I do not trust the chemical fiberglass strippers, others may have had luck with them, I haven't. Most fiberglass layups are not perfect and the chemicals can creep into porosity/dry lay-up and cause problems.

If it's spay bomb the lacquer thinner suggested should take it off.

I normally da with 80g until I'm close to the original gel coat and finish out with 180g then re-gel coat or polyester primer. No goofy chemicals on glass for me. They can make one hella mess of things.

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