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Old 05-17-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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What is the best Clearcoat stripper? I used some Aircraft stripper I bought at walley world(Wall-Mart), it took off the glue on the back of the vinyl numbers and that was about it. I let it sit on the finish the recommended time the first time, longer the second time and even longer the third time, and still did not take off the clear coat, and yes I put it on thick.
Recommendations on strippers and what to do with windows Ect.

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Old 05-17-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:59 AM   #5
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ClearCoat Removal

Am using CitriStrip from Home Depot. Just 30 minutes before it's ready to spray off with water. Takes only one application. Just be sure to apply when outside temp. is below 85 as recommended. One day I didn't and it was hard to remove. Otherwise it's been very easy.
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We are pretty happy with this method.
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What is the best Clearcoat stripper? I used some Aircraft stripper I bought at walley world(Wall-Mart), it took off the glue on the back of the vinyl numbers and that was about it. I let it sit on the finish the recommended time the first time, longer the second time and even longer the third time, and still did not take off the clear coat, and yes I put it on thick.
Recommendations on strippers and what to do with windows Ect.

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The Aircraft stripper that works has a blue can with an airplane on it.The one you get at Auto Zone says "low odor"and not as effective.This one is a different formula.I got mine at a body shop supply house.There is a difference.
I tried Citristrip and it worked ok,but dried out pretty quick.
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Thanks for all the info everyone, when I get started I will post pics to show you how it looks before and after. Thanks again.
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Hi Ron & Margie ---
I'm in T-ville too. And I just finished stripping my trailer a couple weeks ago. I used the RemovAll 220. My first application removed about 80%. Took me several spot-applications to get it all off. It came off in sheets - reminded me of peeling after a bad sunburn. I wish I had taken Before & After and During pics but my camera was out of service. She is really much better looking now. I did a lazy-girls application of wax (spray on wax) to hold until I figure out what to do next. I can't even imagine a full polish job in this heat. But I have some bad oxidation at the top and would like to just get that off ASAP. I'm thinking about my options. Even bought a small bottle of GoJo pumice after reading about anothers' positive findings with oxidation removal.
Hope you have some good results with your stripping.
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The Aircraft stripper that works has a blue can with an airplane on it.The one you get at Auto Zone says "low odor"and not as effective.This one is a different formula.I got mine at a body shop supply house.There is a difference.
I tried Citristrip and it worked ok,but dried out pretty quick.
Just used a new product Rustoleum Airceaft Stripper.Left on 5 min. and it ate through clearcoat and I hosed off.Faster than anything I have used so far.
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In the heat, I found a good method...several coats of citristrip in rapid succession...stir with a semi soft brush until the clearcoat/stripper is a gooey mess, then rinse it off. Takes about 15 minutes to strip a section, which is about all ya wanna do in 90+ degree heat
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