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Old 03-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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recaulking or stripping clear coat... which comes first?

Dipping our toes into the world of the elite. Wanda and I purchase a '73 23' Safari. We've read alot about stripping the peeling clearcoat and caulking the trailer. Our question is.... will the "Aircraft remover" we're going to try mess-up the sikaflex 221 / acryl-r we put on to seal the trailer. Hope our first post makes sense to you.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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Dipping our toes into the world of the elite. Wanda and I purchase a '73 23' Safari. We've read alot about stripping the peeling clearcoat and caulking the trailer. Our question is.... will the "Aircraft remover" we're going to try mess-up the sikaflex 221 / acryl-r we put on to seal the trailer. Hope our first post makes sense to you.
Yes, the aircraft stripper will attack the sealer as well.

But, that is a good thing, because it will only remove what's on the surface and not within a seam.

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Thanks for the reply. So stopping the water leaks prior to stripping would be in good sequence.
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How did the stuff you used to seal it work?
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sorry.... no progress on the stripping & re-sealing project. Wanda and I cleared out room in the barn for covered storage so re-sealing took back burner to rear bathroom floor repair. Enjoy the journey!
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sorry.... no progress on the stripping & re-sealing project. Wanda and I cleared out room in the barn for covered storage so re-sealing took back burner to rear bathroom floor repair. Enjoy the journey!
Resealing is always before a new clearcoat.

In that way, the clearcoat keeps the sealer looking very nice.

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