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Old 09-10-2009, 05:23 AM   #1
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Masking Windows/Plastic when Stripping?

Just ordered 2 gallons of Removal 220 and getting ready to strip our 78 Ambassador. Will this stuff affect the plastics/caulking on the outside of the trailer? Should I tape anything off or just brush it on and hose it off with pressure washer...or just use garden hose? Thanks!


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Old 09-10-2009, 06:16 AM   #2
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I really messed up my rock guard cover even though I covered it with paper somehow some stripper went through the paper got on the plastic and instant melting.

I used a garden hose no need for a power washer.

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Old 09-10-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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I scarred my kitchen window. I had it papered and a little bled through. A permanent reminder of all that work! lol

I just hosed it off and it did fine. I didn't see any effects on the caulking at all.
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Aircraft painters use aluminum foil to cover plexiglas windows when stripping an airplane. I've read a suggestion of using black electrical tape around the edges of windows to keep the stripper from getting under the foil. They usually tape masking paper over the foil. Stripper does really bad things to plastic.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:59 PM   #5
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Open the window and wrap it in a leaf bag, tape the open end and then close the window. works good
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I agree all this masking is absolutely required with Aircraft Stripper...however, the RemovAll is a whole different animal. I would still remove plastic parts - mostly so you can get to all the clearcoated areas under them, but there isn't the need to be nearly as fastidious as with Aircraft Stripper.

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When I stripped ours, I used Jasco paint remover which is pretty strong stuff and instantly removed the clear coat (5-10 seconds) and I could wipe it off. It also melts plastic instantly. I used blue painters tape on the plastic parts and window seals that I couldn't remove which worked fine. Everything I could remove like the lights, I did. The paint remover didn't seem to affect the blue painters tape but I was also not leaving it on more than 10-20 seconds maximum. With removall 220, don't you have to let it sit for hours?

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