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Old 12-01-05, 08:06PM   #1
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It's time to paint my bird. I need to strip off the two coats of paint. I can't see sending $1,000 to have it blasted off. Is there a good chemical striper out there? I remember the old stuff in the 70's. It was great stuff but I think the EPA outlawed it. Need some input.
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Old 12-01-05, 10:10PM   #2
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How about MEK thats some nasty stuff though
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Old 12-01-05, 11:08PM   #3
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What Fireball said. I stripped my 2 quarters and trunk on my tempest in about 1.5 hrs with the razor blades. Best of all no smell and it's easy to clean up.

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razor blades work
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Old 12-02-05, 06:38AM   #5
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I'm with the razor blade crowd. I took most of the paint off my 75 with blades. Faster, easier and cheaper than stripper or blasting. Also the only clean - up is sweeping the paint off the floor.
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Old 12-02-05, 04:50PM   #6
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To some people the razor blade thing may not be such a good idea. When they start scraping away and find out the car is a bodo bucket they will want to slit open there wrists.
just kidding......
i used the razor blade trick when i worked in a bodyshop for a bit and was surprised how well it worked.
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Old 12-02-05, 04:58PM   #7
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Doesn't work too well on some vehicles, but does on most. Some cars and trucks have too many shapely areas for it to be really effective. You can still get most of it off though.
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I tried the razor blade method on my 68 which had the original paint and it worked out about as well as a priest convention with no altar-boys. So I wound up using aircraft stripper and it made it so much easier. It was a lil messy, but was ideal for a LAZY mfer like me!!!
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CDJr i see you are the few that held back from slitting your wrists
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No, he's trying to burn his eyes out with the aircraft stripper. lol!
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Old 12-03-05, 07:46PM   #11
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I like the aircraft stripper. A neat trick I learned is to take a hack saw blade and hold it on each end. Pull it across the paint to score the paint. It helps the stripper get under the paint better.
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Old 12-04-05, 08:58PM   #12
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You can set the paint on fire and burn it off. LOL Your panels might be warped, but the paint will be gone.
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Or you can put the car out in a 100mph sandstorm and have the same results
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Aircraft stripper + cheap respirator = Buzz enhancer
(Besides, wifey wont let me have any sharp objects)
And that is a GREAT trick, Chuck...wish Id known that a couple of months ago [cheers]
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Old 12-06-05, 06:56PM   #15
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I tried the razor blade and it s@#%&*. I went to Ace hardware and found some "ZIP STRIP" and it is working preaty good. I am going to try the hack saw blade trick and see how it works.
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