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Old 07-03-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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Clear coat stripping photos


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Here is an "environmentally safe" product from Home Depot that seemed to work pretty well in removing clear coat. I rolled it on with mini roller, kept it moist with a pump sprayer every hour or so, left it on for six hours, and then pressure washed it off. Will post more info later.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:18 PM   #2
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This product from Home Depot did a pretty fair job of stripping clear coat. I am following up on patch areas that clear coat remains on with this spray on aircraft peeler from Airstream Supply.
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:38 PM   #3
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anyone else having problems seeing pics?
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:35 AM   #4
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sorry must be my phone. can see from home. Are these photos showing a whole side or 1/2 done with home depot product?
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:19 AM   #5
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The first few photos show the stripper on the trailer as it was being washed off. The last picture shows the whole side stripped.


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they don't enlarge when clicked on
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:04 PM   #7
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They did for me, but I had to try it several times.
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:48 PM   #8
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Not sure what P&S Trailer Service are using these days but that is essentially how they strip a trailer before re-coating. They mask off anything that isn't to be stripped, then spray the whole unit from top down. Wait 30 minutes then Power-wash the residue off.

Good to hear about the availability from Home Depot. I heard the polishing guys are using something really exotic with peroxide content.
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We recently visited P&S to see about having our 360 Classic stripped and waxed. Their finished results are stellar. However, let's just say it's going to be a while before we can afford that. RBSteeg, what are you finishing yours with?
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I'm new to this polishing thing and this will continue to be an experiment I suppose. I started polishing our 1947 Spartan Manor last year. It did not have the clear coat to deal with, although the aluminum got pretty rough from weather exposure. On the airstream I will be starting with a power buffer and liquid polish. (Post pictures of polish later)
When I finally get all the clear coat removed, I think polishing will go fine. Medium and finish. Aluminum looks in good shape on this rig.


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Here is a shot of the Spartan in progress of polishing. Future coffeehouse trailer


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Nice.. shore am glad our 1999 is made of aluminum which won't polish THAT nice...
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I got a question for everyone.
Just took delivery of a new 2015 Flying Cloud, on Sat. last. I'm told that the aluminum is coated with a clear coat' at the factory.
Has anyone ever tried using silicone spray, or WD-40 on the skin to protect it from water? It seems to me that doing so would cause the rainwater to bead off.
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I got a question for everyone.
Just took delivery of a new 2015 Flying Cloud, on Sat. last. I'm told that the aluminum is coated with a clear coat' at the factory.
Has anyone ever tried using silicone spray, or WD-40 on the skin to protect it from water? It seems to me that doing so would cause the rainwater to bead off.
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congrats on the new 'crib'! keep a good wax on it... AS sells a good one.. many other threads here...

Waxing... when water repellancy is low, is important!
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