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to much paint and how to get it off?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by widowmaker, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. widowmaker

    widowmaker Registered Member

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    well my motor it blown and while the truck is down and out i figured i would fix alot of stuff that needs it. well here is my problem i have owned my truck for 3 years and painted it once. well the goofs before me painted it more and i need to get it off so i can paint for the last time so i need to know what is a good way to get 4 layers of paint off. so far i know i can sand or sandblast or use a chemical which is the best let me know i would be very thankful /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Stripper on the tin , or wire brush it all with a drill. Easier when engine out but still bolted together. Then remove the tin and use a dremel and smooth all the rough cast edges of the block. Radius all the oil drain block holes . Then have the machine shop tank it. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Beware- if there is bondo , glaze putty or any other body work under the paint it will get messed up by paint stripper
    (I saw the mess it made on one guys car /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif)
     
  4. widowmaker

    widowmaker Registered Member

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    just so people understand i am talking about the paint on my truck not the motor and was wondering waht to do thanks for all the suggestions
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I strip paint with...
    #80 or #40 on a D/A sander...
    Aircraft paint stripper..

    Also...if you have the cash...
    there are bussinesses that do plastic media blasting..
    my buddy owns one here in Ohio..
     
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    I'm helping Ryan with his truck. I think we're going to try sanding it with 40 or 80 grit first, then if that doesn't help much we'll use an aircraft paint stripper. Thank you guys for the replies /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I strip paint with...
    #80 or #40 on a D/A sander...
    Aircraft paint stripper..


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    Yeah the Aircraft paint stipper is AWESOME...smells terrible but it works VERY well...

    Chris
     
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    Ditto on the aircraft paint stripper.
    This is my effort with Tal-Strip...
    [​IMG]

    And after working it with a plastic scraper...
    [​IMG]

    Just a little more work with a DA, and it was ready for primer...

    Just work one panel at a time, it will be done before ya know it...


    Byron
     
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    look into chemical stripers if you are going to remove the motor. would be WAY faster. you can strip the truck in its entire form in less than an hour if it is fully stripped of all rubber, wires and harware(thats the time taker there) and just rinse it off once its done with the right strippers.

    we do it on aircraft as required. but i dont know whats out there for auto stuff.
    Grant
     
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    I'm using what is called a wire cup on a grinder. It works great on a 4 1/2" grinder. They are only 4 bucks or so at Harbor Freight. Just pull the safety guard off and screw on the cup. It will clean the rust off your frame in no time too.
     
  11. widowmaker

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    now the question is that will the chemical leave a resdue and what can i do to get it ready for primer cause i want to spray as soon as i can so i dont get rust /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Tal-Strip directions state to flush the surface with fresh water. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    I scraped the residue off mine, rinsed it with a hose, hit it with the DA, then wiped it down with a solvent based paint prep, then a tack cloth prior to the primer coat.

    I strongly suggest using an acid etching primer, to make sure the paint will bond properly to the bare metal.

    It's been a year now, and my base/clear paint job is still stuck on very well /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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