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Old 01-08-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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Try this out - oven cleaner vs clearcoat!

ok. This may be old news to some, but I have been struggling with stripping the 66 A/S when a old wise man told me to try "oven cleaner". I was willing to try anything,and so I did. It worked like a dream on removing the clear coat. spray it on,wait 2 mins wipe off. works great. I just wish I would have tried it about 10 hrs sooner.

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Old 01-08-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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Wipe it off quickly because the cleaner's active ingredient, lye, will dissolve aluminum.

Back in my fast-food days, we used to clean aluminum biscuit pans by soaking them in a vat of lye for a little while. Ever so often someone would forget about leaving some in the vat. The next morning there would be a ton of foam on the canwash floor & nothing but the pans' rolled edges left in the vat.


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Old 01-08-2007, 04:09 PM   #3
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Yikes Tom!!!

JP - try Kleen Strip Aircraft Stripper. It works well and it's what it's made for - stripping paint. Clearcoat is just a clear paint...

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Old 01-08-2007, 04:16 PM   #4
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I had great luck using Poe Strip, I'll use it on the next project, spray on squeegee off
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:22 AM   #5
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1996 excella coating

my just purchased excella has a few spots where coating has peeled of,, can just small areas be touched up?

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