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Old 03-06-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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Question Can't find stripper?

Hi all,newbie to this site.I'm going to strip our Excella and since Removall went out of business,the PPG stripper vintage airstream recommends can only be bought in drums now,not gallons.I called PPG today and that's what they told me.Any help on another stripper that'll do the job?I'm a professional painter,so I'm used to working with chemical strippers alot.I'd rather not use the nasties I use occasionally at work to do a 31 ft. trailer.The nasties (as I call them) aren't very user friendly,even on small jobs.What do you all think could be an alternative?I'd hate to start with something wrong and wish I'd had a little info first.Thanks all,Dan

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Old 03-06-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Aircraft stripper works very well.You can usually find it at Auto Zone. Brush it on, wait a while and wash it and the clear coat off. Jet stream from water hose worked for me. Good luck with your polishing.

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Old 03-06-2014, 07:14 PM   #3
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I'm using a product called smart strip from the HomeDepot, I've only tried it out on the batter and fridge compartment doors but it seems to work good and is "safe" but kind of expensive at $60/gal
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:05 PM   #4
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Can't find stripper?

Aircraft remover comes in two flavors, regular and low odor.

In my experience the low odor stuff works about the same as the stuff at Home Depot, the regular works better.

I know it sucks dealing with the nasty stuff (I.e. Regular Aircraft remover), but there is advantage in being closer to being done with one application. (Over and done).

My guess is it will take about 6 gallons to cover a 31 footer once.
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

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Old 03-08-2014, 04:33 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone,I'll weigh my options and let you know what I decided and how well it goes.Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:58 AM   #6
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Now that you have your answer, I'll say when I saw the title of this thread I wondered "have you checked at the local gentlemen's club"?

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