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Old 12-06-05, 06:04PM   #16
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Im not familiar with Zip Strip, Rick, I use Aircraft Remover by Klean-Strip and you can probably get it at some auto parts stores or at body supply shop. Im sure theyre probably pretty similar.
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Old 12-09-05, 12:36PM   #17
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razor blades work, but you have to be careful about gouging the metal,kleen strip makes a good wet stripper, i had bought the dry stripper, it was suppose to dry overnight than you could brush it off. that was a $25 mistake, it may work on CC or Enamels, but isn't worth a **** for laquer. than there is the old mechanical method with a DA sander, but it is very dusty. i prefer using a razor, and than the paint stripper and a squeege(did i spell that right) squuueeeeeegeeeee.
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Old 12-09-05, 01:48PM   #18
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I spell it "SKWEEJEE" [cheers]
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Old 12-09-05, 04:19PM   #19
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WHat's the best way to get the paint off of the plastic parts, like the front and rear bumper covers? Just curious, I would think that some of thos chemical strippers would eat them up with the paint??
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Old 12-09-05, 05:30PM   #20
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i have used the aircraft stripper and also the cheaper strippers and the aircraft stripper works much better than the rest, scoring the paint works faster and also if you use car cover plastic over the stripper while it sets for about a half hour it holds the chemical on the paint better and makes it easier to strip with less coats of stripper.also there is a fiberglass formula stripper for fiberglass and plastic parts out there i have used that works decent maybe also fron kleen-strip
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Old 12-24-05, 02:11PM   #21
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You cannot go wrong with razor blades. it may take you a little while to develop your own technique but end results are good. I personally use aircraft stripper. It's drawbacks are bondo buggies, odor, and the cleanup mess. Good luck
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Old 12-24-05, 11:22PM   #22
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If you use stripper to take of paint what grit of sandpaper do you use to get the primer to hold on?
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Old 12-25-05, 02:37AM   #23
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220 wet or dry.
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Old 12-26-05, 08:00PM   #24
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Another vote for razor blades here too........once you get an area started it actually goes pretty quick.
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Wish I read this thread before I bought my D/A sander!!!
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Old 01-31-06, 10:53AM   #26
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My 55 was baked to remove everything, then DA'ed with 80 grit. You could also look at some thing like media blasting with walnut shell. But if you already have a DA then 80 grit and a lot of time and patcience is what is needed
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