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Old 07-05-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Stripping without water?

I would like to start polishing my '86 soverign, but here in Texas we are in a drought! Does anyone know of a stripper that I can use that does not need washed off? We are under strict water restrictions so washing at home is a big no-no.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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I sure don't know any that are "rinse free".

Have you considered using an environmentally friendly stripper (Citri-Strip) at a DIY car wash? That would be tough...but it could work.

Only other option would be to relocate the trailer while stripping to someplace that doesn't have the water restrictions.

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Old 07-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #3
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I just finished stripping ours here in NM, where water is also short. You don't really need much water to do the job. Once the stripper had done its job (just a few minutes), I used a soft dish brush to work the stripper while running a small amount of water over it, always running the faucet on trickle, just enough to carry away the gook. Per session, I'd guestimate maybe two or three gallons for a 4X4 section.


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I thought about the car wash, but I was afraid I might mess up the finish on the tow vehicle.

It is so bad here that a hose in your yard can cost some major $$$$$ in fines!! I might have to wait a few years until the water ban is lifted (if ever). That will give the sun more time to loosen the plasticoat for me! 😄
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I thought about the car wash, but I was afraid I might mess up the finish on the tow vehicle.
Good of you to think ahead on that one...but that's an easy fix...pull the trailer in, disconnect and pull the tow vehicle out far enough away to be safe ~

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