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Old 04-02-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Hi there ,I have a 50s bubble that was white in color orginally.It still has about 20% of the paint left on it and 80% aluminium.How should I strip the paint and which product or process should i use . Cheers Dave
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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Hi there ,I have a 50s bubble that was white in color orginally.It still has about 20% of the paint left on it and 80% aluminium.How should I strip the paint and which product or process should i use . Cheers Dave
Use Aircraft stripper.

Keep it off of all plastics and yourself.

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Old 04-02-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome.

I used a product called Jasco paint stripper to remove the interior paint. All you have to do is paint it on, leave for a few minutes and scrape it off. I know there are other products out there that you can spray on, leave for a few minutes and was off. Of course the paint would have to be on the outside. Good luck

Oh by the way any pics of your Bubble?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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Hmmm...painted white exterior?

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Hi there ,I have a 50s bubble that was white in color orginally.
Is it a Bubble or Cruisette? Cruisettes had the white exterior, Bubbles were typically unpainted "originally". Another tell-tale way of knowing (besides a tag VIN number) is the Cruisettes only have an exterior skin on the end caps - no interior skin. Regardless, post pics when you can ~

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BTW, we used Kleen Strip Aircraft stripper for all our tough stripping tasks - both inside & out on both our trailers - as needed.

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:36 PM   #5
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Its a 57 bubble sold as shell for a job site trailer.Cheers
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Could be a 56 as it has teardrop california wheel arches and a dutchmans hat.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:52 PM   #7
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Pictures, pictures, please! We love pictures! Bubbles are sweet!
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Hi guys Im buying some aircraft paint stripper this week and would like to know that the methylene chloride in it wont damage the aluminium on my 57 bubble.Just making sure as I dont want to make a mistake .Cheers Dave
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We used Kleen Strip Aircraft Stripper...it has methylene chloride - no problem! But read all the warning labels and wear gloves, this stuff burns on contact with your skin. If you are really concerned about the methylene chloride, they do have a non-methylene chloride formula available too. The last can I bought was the low odor formula - it didn't seem to work as quickly, and it still burns your skin.

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Hi guys Im buying some aircraft paint stripper this week and would like to know that the methylene chloride in it wont damage the aluminium on my 57 bubble.Just making sure as I dont want to make a mistake .Cheers Dave
We have used it for 20 years, without it causing any aluminum problems.

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Old 04-07-2009, 04:43 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information guys, I will be paint stripping the inside first as im going for the polished look inside and out .Under what section should I post pictures and start my thread of the van.Is there an easy way to upload photos.Cheers Dave from the other side of the world.
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