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Old 06-23-2010, 05:49 AM   #1
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Stripper Stains in the Aluminum

The Removal 220 works good. I had some spots where the first application didn't take the plasticoat. So I brushed on a second application over these spots here and there. The instructions on the container said it works best if left on overnight. It tooks off the plasticoat, but left bad stains on the aluminum. I am having a devil of a time removing the stains.

Has anyone else made this mistake of leaving the stripper on too long and had it develop stains in the aluminum?

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Old 06-23-2010, 07:37 AM   #2
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Shucks David - nothing like that on my side - though I did not leave it on overnight. My second (and third, and fourth) time with spot applications didn't sit for more than 4-5 hours at most. I finally got it all of the top coat off except at the banana wrap area. That will take some more coats and I was just too beat to finish the job earlier this month.

What are you using to tackle the stains?

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Old 06-23-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
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If I were you I would request that they not touch the trailer and me instead. I would also look for different strippers as i have never seen one that left a stain.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:58 AM   #4
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If I were you I would request that they not touch the trailer and me instead. I would also look for different strippers as i have never seen one that left a stain.
When I first stripped the 65 I used citristrip which took a couple of applications,then moved to Aircraft Stripper(I believe made by Kleen Strip) and it worked really well.($40 a gal at a body shop supply)I needed more and got the low odor one at A Zone which was a different formula and was not as good.
Took the awning off and needed to strip that area.I was out of the former and picked up Aircraft Stripper(made by Rustoleum)at A Zone.
This was the quart size(about 9 bucks).
I put this on and it bubbled immediately! I hosed off within 5 min!
The stains will polish out,I had a few.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:52 AM   #5
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I reduced the stains to acceptable levels with LOTS of F7 compounding. Bottom line, I would not leave Removall 220 on overnight. I would be very careful letting it dry out in the sun. Four hours is enough, then wash throughly.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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You will have to compound down into the alloy and that will rid you of the staining. Get some 3M super duty rubbing compound. it's in -expensive and comes in a cream paste liquid with a kerosene ingredient that keeps it wet while you polish. It will leave you will a buffed, dullish finish that you can 'polish up' with your other polishes. I know the F this and S that nuvite products are pretty good but they are out rageously $$$. When Mother aluminum polish works just as good for the lesser price.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:18 PM   #7
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Water spots

I stripped the clear coat off of my 345. The drivers side came out perfect but the curb side (which faced the sun and the clear coat broke down) has what I describe as water spots. I have tried a fine compound followed by Mothers with no success. Is there another product that might remove the "water spots?"
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:45 PM   #8
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The Removal 220 works good. I had some spots where the first application didn't take the plasticoat. So I brushed on a second application over these spots here and there. The instructions on the container said it works best if left on overnight. It tooks off the plasticoat, but left bad stains on the aluminum. I am having a devil of a time removing the stains.

Has anyone else made this mistake of leaving the stripper on too long and had it develop stains in the aluminum?

David
Yes, this happened to me a few weeks ago. Left the product on for 3 hours and left awful stains. Had to take wet sandpaper to the panel to eliminate the stains. Bottom line, don't leave it on for more than 30 minutes.
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i too left on two days and have a mess. so rubbing compound and elbow grease should bring out the base aluminum??i used restorall and left test spot three hours and loved the result. next application got left on two days and downhill
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Goes to show more is not always better. If you use Tal Strip 2, which works well, don't let on more than 30 minutes. Usually you will see bubbles right away...15 minutes is probably good. Can says 10 to 20 minutes. I left it on 30 minutes in the sun and spraying with hose would not take it all off. Used rag with mineral spirits. Pay attention to temperature and I would not recommend direct sunlight. Remember the skin on these things will get very warm in the sun...warmer than the air temperature.

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