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Old 11-07-2019, 05:28 PM
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Wood grain removal

I just bought an old Mercury Marquis with decent paint but the wood grain needs replaced or eliminated. Is there a way of removal without taking the paint off with it?

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3M offers a pair of expensive aerosols, #8907 and 8908, specifically for that.

Other than that, there are "stripe removal wheel"s made by several manufacturers, that go on a die grinder, drill, or special tool for that.

I am not aware of any cheap easy alternatives but am not a hobbyist. Some paint damage should be expected.
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couldnt say for sure

I would try a heat gun and lots of patience first.


When I worked at the truck dealership( in the 70's), we used easy off oven cleaner to remove company graphics that were painted on the doors and hoods. It would soften the artwork without harming the base paint. I have since used it to remove graffiti and gang tagging on heavy equipment.



you might try a small area as a test.


You may find that under the plastic, the maker opted to cheap out on the paint.
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