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Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by BigBlock73, Feb 5, 2021.
This product has been discontinued.
Aircraft stripper still works here in NY, it’s slower tho than previous version. Da it smooth with180,prime and paint. Don’t have to dig down to the base.
I used a stripper (the kind in a can, ha!) back in 1976 that gently removed paint and re-paint down to the fiberglass without leaving sand scratches. Used plastic scraper and steel wool. Took time but was effective.
NO STRIPPER ON SPOILER!
When I had my car repainted years ago they used a chemical stripper....within a couple of months the paint bubbled up in a few areas....I never had it fixed, just lived with it but it WILL bubble on you.....
You can go coarser than 220 (180 or 150) to start and get the first couple of layers off, then switch to 220 before primer. It will go quicker but if you are worried it will go too fast just stick with the 220......
Different opinions from different people....
But I can say for certain- I stripped several spoilers in my years doing this. 3 or 4 stripped with the nasty nasty gel stripper that lights you up if a spec gets on your wrist. Never a problem hurting the fiberglass and never a paint problem later. The 1 I sanded off you could see ghost image of the stripes later. My advice is get stripper
always my advice too...wait, what were we talking about?
I did this 100's of times, never an issue, seen cars that were painted 20+ years later.
Unfortunately, fiberglass or composite fiber sometimes have micro air pockets just under the surface, really need to pay attention and must be careful in neutralizing the stripper as I mentioned. And being the "old" cars prior to the late 80's clean up real nice on the last layer(s)with a good scrub with quality lacquer thinner as most were painted with lacquer or water based enamel, anybody remember liquid feather edge!!!
Many cases it comes down to use. If you put a strong stripper on fiberglass and leave it, yes it will eat it.
Thanks for all the advice.
I've started wet sanding and it's going slow but getting it done. If I had to do more than the center section I would try stripper.
It's to cold to wet sand outside so the project is on hold for now