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Old 09-04-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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How many gallons of Aircraft Stripper?

I am getting ready to strip the clearcoat off my trailer and am wondering how many gallons of aircraft stripper to purchase. 29' worth. Any suggestions?
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I am getting ready to strip the clearcoat off my trailer and am wondering how many gallons of aircraft stripper to purchase. 29' worth. Any suggestions?
It averaged out to about 5 gallons, plus or minus, depending if you have to do an area over again, for a 29-31 foot Airstream.

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Remove all the exterior plastic parts, before you start.

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I used just over 2 gal on my 31ft.

Bought cheap pain brushes and painted it on wait 15/20 min and hose it off a few areas had to be done twice or they would not polish.

X2 on the Andy's caution Aircraft stripper is very powerful stuff and I strongly recommend you use eye protection, long sleeve shirts and good gloves.
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I used just over 2 gal on my 31ft.

Bought cheap pain brushes and painted it on wait 15/20 min and hose it off a few areas had to be done twice or they would not polish.

X2 on the Andy's caution Aircraft stripper is very powerful stuff and I strongly recommend you use eye protection, long sleeve shirts and good gloves.
Brushing the stripper on, will take less material.

We always sprayed it on. Saved us time.

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Best way to put the stripper on your AS?... Hire a couple of local kids. Preferably the ones who egged and TP'd your house last Halloween.
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I would go with this, 2 gal's should work. Just brush on and hose off.........

RemovALL™ 220 is a brushable water-based paint and plasticoat remover that is biodegradable, non-toxic, user-friendly and environmentally safe. It is made in Australia and difficult to find, but worth it.

RemovALL™ 220 is effective in removing tough industrial coatings like epoxies and urethanes from non-porous surfaces like metal, concrete, masonry and brick. We sell it because vintage Airstream owners have found it to be the best product for removing plasticoat from their trailers before polishing.

RemovAll 220

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Andy and Frank both nailed it. I bought 4 gallons, rolled it on, and only used 2.5 gallons. HA! I ended up with Rustoleum Aircraft Remover because I could get it at AutoZone locally. It was around $30 a gallon. It WORKED big time. I mean in just seconds. Tastes minty .

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