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Paint Stripper ???? #1250667
06/14/12 02:34 AM
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I am using "Circa 1850" to strip paint off the outside of the front fenders and doors on my '69 Road Runner. It does not seem to be working very well and even after 4 applications and waiting 20 minutes before scrapping I am not down to bare metal. Has anyone heard of "Aircraft Paint Stripper" and would it do a better job?? Your comments and help would certainly be appreciated. TseTse Runner.

Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: TseTse Runner] #1250668
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Aircraft Stripper use to be very good stuff... In some areas (hopefully where you live) it's still good stuff... Here it's had it's effective ingredients banned....


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Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: 1_WILD_RT] #1250669
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Are there any issues with needing to wash the parts off with hot soapy water?

Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: TseTse Runner] #1250670
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Be sure to keep the stripper away from the seems and the edges so it doesn't bleed thru later. But the air craft stripper is good stuff when used correctly.


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Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: moparpollack] #1250671
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Jasco Epoxy paint stripper is almost the same as aircraft stripper & much cheaper, buy it at Home Depot.



Used both em both, this is pretty good stuff. A trick is to brush it on then cover it in saran wrap plastic, it keeps the stripper from flashing off & allows it to work into the paint better plus a lot of it comes off with the plastic when you pull it up. As someone said dont get down into the seams as you dont want it affecting the new paint later. I rinse off the panel really well outside then scrub with Dawn & warm water then rinse again, worked great.

If it doesn't all come off in the first coat scrape it & recoat w/more plastic & do it again.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your comments however I have a couple of more questions if you do not mind. How do you keep it out of the seams? If you're going to take all of the paint off won't the stripper go up to the seam edge? Doesn't it get into the seams when you wash it out?

Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: TseTse Runner] #1250673
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Back when I could get good stripper I would strip the car before I took it apart, I would focus on one panel at a time, use duct tape to tape off the door, trunk & hood jambs, the saran wrap trick helps, putty knife & coarse steel wool... After removing as much as the stripper will do grab a D/A sander & some 80 grit... The edges will clean up pretty quickly....


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Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: TseTse Runner] #1250674
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Aircraft Stripper, Tal-Strip and most others need to be applied pretty generously and left to sit and do work. I've had really good luck with both, even removed powdercoat on some pieces I had coated and didnt like the color. Generally I use these products only if I'm doing smaller pieces that may have been overlooked (side marker lighs, rear valence support brackets, . . . )

My opinion is if you have larger panels, and several of them, nothing beats blasting. Just be sure to use a good reputable blaster to avoid panel damage.

Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: AAR#2] #1250675
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The active ingrediant in aircraft remover is methelene chloride, now the hot stripper is a peroxide based stripper. Tim

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Quote:

now the hot stripper is a peroxide based stripper. Tim




I don't think it's the peroxide.... Silicone maybe.....


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Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: 1_WILD_RT] #1250677
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Quote:

Quote:

now the hot stripper is a peroxide based stripper. Tim




I don't think it's the peroxide.... Silicone maybe.....




That took me a few minutes....

Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: 1_WILD_RT] #1250678
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Thank you very much. I will use the duct tape idea and not take it off until after the washing with hot soapy water. Thanks again. I feel much better proceeding with the duct tape to address the other concerns. John.

Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: TseTse Runner] #1250679
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I did a lot of my panels off the car, doors, hood, fenders, trunk, etc... but I did use it on the roof as well. Just dont pour the stripper down the body joint lines, you can clean those outer edges off w/80 grit on a DA easily later.

The trick to stripper is washing the panel afterwards extremely well, make sure its all gone then by the time you've gone over it w/80 grit, wiped w/wax & grease remover a few times it should be fine. Dawn dish soap is an excellent de-greaser & if any got in the panel gaps I'd scrub them out with a that first.panels off the car is easier though you may not have that option.

One other thought, if your going for an overall repaint I checked w/a media blaster co. once on an AMX I looked at buying & they wanted about $800 to give me back a completely stripped shell - not a bad deal.

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Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: edp] #1250680
06/18/12 04:31 AM
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It's best to scuff the paint first before the stripper so it works faster. I have found out that the stuff they sell now isn't near as effective. I used to feel like I was burning all over using it, now I can get it on me and it takes a while to even notice.


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Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: Silver70] #1250681
06/18/12 06:53 AM
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i`ve been using a lot of paint stripper lately-we use a product called turcon here in west oz and it is better than most other paint strippers i`ve used but...it`s still just shower gel on your skin.

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The "good reputable blaster" is me.

Re: Paint Stripper ???? [Re: TseTse Runner] #1250683
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I'm all for blasting insides of stuff, trunks, engine bay, jambs, etc... but I won't blast roofs and other large panels. Eastwood sells stripping discs I like, but still best to use paint strip first to avoid too much heat build up.

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Rustoleum makes what they call "aircraft stripper". I had good results and bought it at autozone.







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