Our original plan was to strip and polish our AS, Betty, next spring. She was going to sit in the yard by our home all winter. Plans change.
We own a small business that requires about 500 square feet of storage space for portable equipment. At the end of October we found out we had to find a new space. So, we found a new, larger storage space that will allow Betty to spend the winter inside!! Her new axles and polish job should be finished early enough so we don't miss any of the camping season next year.
With cooler weather coming I had a very short time to strip off the clear coat. Ordered Removall from VTS and it arrived Tuesday at 3:30 pm. I power washed her on Monday, covered the top with Removall Tues. afternoon and coated the rest of the skin yesterday morning. At 3:30 yesterday afternoon I used the power washer to remove the stripper and underlying clear coat. Both days, the temps were in the 60's. The Removall sat for a minimum of about three hours.
We did tape and cover the blue stripe. I didn't remove or cover the lenses and the Removall had no effect on them. Eventually we'll remove the awning prior to polishing.
Here are pictures before, during and after. There are some places where the clear coat wasn't completely removed. I'll either spot remove them with Removall and a scraper after she's inside or maybe the compound polish will remove them. As can be seen in the fourth picture, stripping and polishing were the only cosmetic option. She had been parked in a campground under the pine trees for six year, thus the deterioration of the clear coat and resultant oxidation.
Lew TAC #WI-6
Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.