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Old 07-15-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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Question paint removal

Yikes, finally my airstream dream came true. But wait... it has been painted with lead paint...some chipping and peeling lead paint. Not worried about my husband or myself (we're allready ) but for our kids. Anybody out there have some suggestions? Will auto body primmer work with minimal sanding? or should I strip the real rough spots? Also, does anyone have an idea of the interior color choices for the 51 Cruiser? I would like to math it as close as possible. Mine seems to be a soft orange.. is it what they called desert sand? THANK YOU THANK YOU

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:50 PM   #2
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I've got a similar problem. My exterior walls and ceilings have been painted pink and medium blue!!! Yuck. Check out my pick below.

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Old 07-21-2004, 10:19 AM   #3
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hi
I cannot seem to acess your photos mello mike. I am anxious to see them tho.

I am now trying to find a product from ICI Devoe called Hydrostrip also sold as Removall. Very excited about the product because of its low/no odor and enviromental friendliness. But alas, I am in Montana and it is proving to be a bit hard.
So more phone calls I guess. Have you heard of this product?

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Old 07-22-2004, 12:26 PM   #4
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I found RemovALL at my local PPG Industries paint store. Best stuff I ever used for removing paint.

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Old 07-22-2004, 02:12 PM   #5
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Yikes, finally my airstream dream came true. But wait... it has been painted with lead paint...some chipping and peeling lead paint. Not worried about my husband or myself (we're allready ) but for our kids. Anybody out there have some suggestions? Will auto body primmer work with minimal sanding? or should I strip the real rough spots? Also, does anyone have an idea of the interior color choices for the 51 Cruiser? I would like to math it as close as possible. Mine seems to be a soft orange.. is it what they called desert sand? THANK YOU THANK YOU

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The Cruiser was the forerunner of the Overlander. I would definitely recommend stripping any exterior paint. If the interior walls have been painted, there's not nuch you can do except repaint with the color of your choice.
Refer to VintageAirstream photo archives for ideas.
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Yikes, finally my airstream dream came true. But wait... it has been painted with lead paint...some chipping and peeling lead paint.
Are you sure it's lead-based? Not all paint contained lead in 1951. If you haven't checked it yet, you might use a lead testing kit to verify whether you have a lead hazard or not. You can probably get such a kit at Home Depot or a paint store.

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Old 07-23-2004, 09:11 PM   #7
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Thank you all

Thank you all for your responses. Yep, it is lead paint over factory paint.
I found a ICI paint store in Spokane WA that carries the removall. Wish I was taking the camper, Eddy( wait my husband says I can't name it yet) with us there next weekend.

Now... what kind of paint?

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