Originally Posted by ALANSD
I am getting cloe to repainting the grey bottom area....have any of you stripped this with aircraft stripper or ? Some of it is plastic at the bumpers, but the rest is painted aluminum. The doors to the storage boxes included. I would love to leave it clear aluminum, but repainting will probably work out better.
Alan, I used a waterbase stripper to remove the paint from the plastic parts. Any other stripper will eat the plastic in no time. Any paint store or Home Depot carries the waterbase stripper.
Dont' leave it on too long, have a waterhose close by to rinse it off. Then I used a lacquer automotive primer, which after several coats and sanding between coats left me with a good surface for the finish coats.
Any stripper will work for the aluminum parts. If u decide to leave it aluminum, be prepared to find some rough spots that will require sanding before proceeding with the polishing steps.