Clear coat, that is. I'm in the process of stripping my AS, got most of one side done, I think, but there are still some areas that look odd. There's some discoloration in several places, but additional coats of stripper don't make any difference. I'm using Citri Strip, per the package instructions, so after I scrape off the stripper, I'm following up with 4/0 steel wool dipped in mineral spirits to get the last of it. After that, a wipe down with an old t-shirt. The t-shirt is turning black, so I'm assuming that's a good indication that I'm down to bare metal, but some doubt still remains
. My polishing supplies are in transit, will the polishing get any last little bits of clear-coat left, or will it just refuse to move, forcing me to back up and re-strip?
Other than the discoloration, pitting, and filiform, it looks really nice with the splotchy clear-coat gone, and the panels feel much smoother than the un-stripped ones. Since the trailer is still gutted, I'm removing just about everything attached to the exterior, with the exception of the main awning and the A/C unit. It's making the stripping easier, and that has to carry over to the polishing. More later.