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Old 05-29-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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I'm stripping in the street

Finally decided to take the plunge and strip Ophelia. She's sitting at the curb with a second coat of Removall on her - and the clouds are building. Mother nature might clean her off! The first coat did a good job of taking 75% of the failed clearcoat off. It was exciting to see the shine come out --- but equally disapointing to realize that the haze at the top and roof is excessive corrosion with NO clearcoat left. It will take some work to improve this. I might just put some wax on her tomorrow and wait for another weekend to lightly polish the top/roof area. I'm not necessarily ready to commit to a high polish but I can commit to waxing every 4-6 months.

After my brake fiasco, it's nice to do something that results in something this positive!

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"She's sitting at the curb with a second coat of Removall on her - and the clouds are building. Mother nature might clean her off!"

IF!! You were in California the "Storm Water Drain Patrol" yes it does exist, would be after you. It's only a $10,000. fine to let contaminants go down the storm drain in Calif. (coastal), it kills the fishies
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" It's only a $10,000. fine to let contaminants go down the storm drain in Calif. (coastal), it kills the fishies
Probably will not be any fishes left after the oil gets here.
I hope they get it plugged soon.
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
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"She's sitting at the curb with a second coat of Removall on her - and the clouds are building. Mother nature might clean her off!"

IF!! You were in California the "Storm Water Drain Patrol" yes it does exist, would be after you. It's only a $10,000. fine to let contaminants go down the storm drain in Calif. (coastal), it kills the fishies

I'm under the impression that the substance is not caustic and safe for use in this manner ... read here on the site that it will not even damage the lawn... I used it wearing flip flops and nylon shorts. I wasn't overly clean and and ended up with splatters on my exposed skin without any *obvious* ill effects and it didn't do a thing to my shorts. That is surprising - thought it would at least discolor - or melt!

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Laura, do hope the strip job worked. Here in San Diego the only thing allowed in the storm drain is rain water, their quite strict. Yet at the southern most tip of Calif. is Mexico and raw sewage
(S**t), flows into the Pacific Ocean. yuk!
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No more stripping at this time!

So, I am about finished stripping. I had absolutely great results using the Removall 220 except at in the banana wrap area. I originally thought this area was painted silver and would never be shiny, so I was quite surprised when I saw shiny aluminum peeking though. But three coats later, I only revealed the aluminum on about 70% of banana wrap. The area untouched still looks like silver paint --- maybe a PO actually did paint it??? It looked so much different than any other surface before I started my strip job....

Any ideas what next to use on the banana wrap area?

I haven't decided what to do next with the exterior. I figure it needs to be protected with something...

I'm going to start another thread in hopes of getting some feedback on something I'm confused about (after reading for about 3 hours on this subforum) Waxing vs Polishing.

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