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Old 02-08-2010, 05:29 PM   #253
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Bix

I used BIX that I bought at Home Depot for my 1976. It worked fine.

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Old 02-08-2010, 11:21 PM   #254
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since napier is no longer available I read on the forums about ICI hydrostrip so I went to my local ICI dealer and guess what.....they did not have it nor could they get it anymore.....so now what? do I have to resort to usinging Citrus strip....I quess I should have become addicted to aluminum sooner......
Aircraft stripper, is readily available and does an outstanding job.

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Old 03-27-2010, 11:27 AM   #255
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Can anyone point me to how to do a frame up restoration?
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:57 AM   #256
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urb2165, since this is a thread devoted to stripping and polishing, you might have better luck getting responses by starting a new thread.

I assume you've already used the search feature in the bar on the left to find the longer restoration threads like Doing the Full Monte. Those could keep you reading for days.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:49 AM   #257
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My 1959 28' Ambassador is really realy dirty after sitting under a tree these past many years. I think I will go with the brush on and wash off stripper on my 1959 28' Ambassador. I do have a power sprayer I can us to wash it off. How soon after stripping should I wait before beginning to polish her up?
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:07 AM   #258
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Vintage Airstream has Removall again..... Ordered some 2 weeks....Works great so far.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:14 PM   #259
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My 1959 28' Ambassador is really realy dirty after sitting under a tree these past many years. I think I will go with the brush on and wash off stripper on my 1959 28' Ambassador. I do have a power sprayer I can us to wash it off. How soon after stripping should I wait before beginning to polish her up?
you can start as soon as you wash off all the stripper and get it clean. Take it slow, a panel at a time though. This way you can perfect your technique.
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Thanks everyone for the great advice. Now I need to buy the: buffing, ploishing tools, paint brushes, the stripper and polish. Home Depot here I come.
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Now that Removall is again on the market, you might consider using it. It works great and is not harmful to your plants, and less harmful to you.
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Removall sources

Does anyone have a link/contact to an in-stock retailer of Removall?
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Have you tried Wal Mart , Home Depot or Lowe's?
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:05 AM   #264
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Google removall 220. Several sites have it, Vintage Trailer seems to be the cheapest.
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I did and you are correct Vintage Trailer is the lowest priced. Thanks
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Hello everyone. I just got to the end of this entire thread. Thanks to all of you. I started on my 66 Tradewind a few months ago and have been trying a bunch of techniques. I would say that the Aircraft stripper is good stuff, but you have to find the original formula. Oreily's still carries the original formula. One way to differenciate between the two is in the color. The brand that A-zone carries is clear. I read the ingredients and it has MEK in it, so you really don't want it on your skin. Don't get me wrong, it does the job, but the other one is a peach colored goo. I used this when I used to restore cars, and it doesn't mess around. The big downfall to it is I can imagine it is also not that friendly to the environment or yourself. Also, while you are buffing, I suggest using a respirator since some of the compounds have a great ability to booger you up. I have been using a variable speed buffer w/ a wool pad and 3m medium grade sompound and have been getting decent results. I just need more time to get back on it. BTW, don't pressure wash the stripper ANYWHERE near anything you care to have paint on. The stuff will spray all over you & around you. I personally have been extra carefull, but have seen a nicely painted car get a free paint job when someone at the resto shop tried a power washer to take off the paint. I wish I had found this thread when I started! I appreciate all of the great photos you all have posted on the progress of your rigs. I gets me motivated to neglect my other projects and jump on the AS. I am one of those attention deficit taskers.
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