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Old 02-08-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Removall and Vulkem?

I'm looking forward to starting polishing the Safari when the weather warms up, so I've been reading up on other's experiences,
but I have one concern,
What effect will the stripper have on the nice sealing job I did in the fall?

Will Removall affect the Vulkem? can I tape off some of the sealer and keep the stripper off the areas I don't want to touch?

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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I'm looking forward to starting polishing the Safari when the weather warms up, so I've been reading up on other's experiences,
but I have one concern,
What effect will the stripper have on the nice sealing job I did in the fall?

Will Removall affect the Vulkem? can I tape off some of the sealer and keep the stripper off the areas I don't want to touch?

Thanks in Advance!
Re-read your post, I believe the term is, " you've got the cart before the horse."
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Removall shouldn't hurt the Vulkem. If you used Aircraft Stripper, that's a lot more potent & could melt it a bit. I went in the same order as you did when I stripped my '86 Sovereign with Removall. I sealed mine before time because I didn't intend to polish it & it leaked like a sieve. I gave in to the polishing bug & did it anyhow. The Vulkem was/is fine.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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Re-read your post, I believe the term is, " you've got the cart before the horse."

The Plan of attack was
1. Leaks to protect the still solid floor,
2. Floor, Frame and running gear to make her road worthy
3. Appliances, which all worked anyway
4. Decor and polishing

The few roof and window leaks are fixed, floor and frame are in great shape, new floor covering installed, all appliances work and she made the 2,400KM trip to Nashville and back again.
Now it's time to make her shiny.
My wife's looking after the interrior design, curtains and such, and I have a new polisher awaiting spring weather.

This order allowed me to have a trailer I could use as early as possible,
while continuing the restoration/renovation process.
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That's exactly what I did with mine. My first AS, I polished the exterior & then sealed & then did the interior. With the second, I turned it around, so there would be NO leaks on all my new stuff! Your plan makes complete sense to me! My third AS has the same plan, but it will take me alot longer to get there! I've already sealed the exterior, am working on the interior, and when all finished (or mostly), I'll polish the outside.
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