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Grill paint removal?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kenaik5, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. kenaik5

    kenaik5 Registered Member

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    I just purchased a used grill for my 72 k5. I couldn't see spending hundreds of dollars on a new one because it's not a show truck, but the one that i bought has flat black painted around the headlamps and all the way around the grill outer. the one that is on the truck currently has no black on it, and i really like the look. Has anyone ever stripped this flat black off? If so with what? I was thinking of using citristrip,but i don't know if it would be string enough. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks kenai
     
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    i would just sand it a little to ruff it up whip it down with some acceton or alchohol to get dirt and oil off and repaint it.
     
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    Thank you for the suggestion, but i really want it clean without any paint. Thanks
     
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    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

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    oh its on the chrome part right . have you tried any paint thinner yet ? my brothers was painted took forever to rub it all off but we got it. is that what your talking about?
     
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    It is the factory flat black that is painted around the headlamps and around the border of the entire grill. I would like to remove this to give it a cleaner look. Thanks
     
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    Parts stores sell some spray type paint removers. The one that I have used is the "aircraft paint remover" worked well for me. Just read the directions and see if its safe for trome.
     

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