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Old 03-03-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Which Stripper (Clear Coat)

I bought a can of Aircraft "suppose to be good stuff", work in 10min paint remover from Wally World (Mal-Mart) the other day to start stripping my 93 Excella upper nose area, waited 10-15mins like the can said, tried scraping it off; Nothing, tried again, waited longer, nothing.
What do they use for clear coats on these things, it's awfully hard. What stripper works best.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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i've heard the Removall 220 is good, however, stuff is now produced in South Africa, just becoming available again in the US. Vintage trailer supply is expected to have some next week. Since it wasn't available I bought some DoradoStrip 3010. It is supposed to be very similar. DoradoStrip 3031 Architectural Paint Remover gal spray or brush
I am going to give it a try this weekend. We will see what happens.
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Let me know how it does. I am not going to start on mine again until the end of next week. I hope
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Let me know how it does. I am not going to start on mine again until the end of next week. I hope
Aircraft stripper, is one of the top quality strippers. We have used it for many years.

Normally, you hose it off. Scraping it off will damage the metal appearance.

Did you put a thick coat of stripper on the clear coat?

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Caltech,
I tried Citristrip on a portion of myAS It worked,but only 60 out and it dried quickly.
It did work but took 2 coats.
I have been waiting for Removall since last month so I tried this.
I bought some Aircraft Stripper by Kleen Strip to try tomorrow.This seems to work well from all the threads I have read.I tried to find Hydro Strip 502(the same formula as RemoveAll but no luck.
I will report after tomorrow.
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Hey Andy, It was in a spray can, and yes I put it on pretty thick. It took the glue off of the back of the old Wally numbers, but did not seem to touch the Clear Coat.

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Hey Andy, It was in a spray can, and yes I put it on pretty thick. It took the glue off of the back of the old Wally numbers, but did not seem to touch the Clear Coat.

Ron
I don't like the spray can stuff very much. I don't think it gets thick enough. Try some that comes in the big square can, pour it out over the surface and brush it on really thick with a brush that you don't mind sacrificing to the cause. Wear heavy chemical gloves, and face protection.

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for the interior zolatone we used Klean Strip in a metal can, it came with a refillable spray bottle from home depot. we initially went with the milder 'citri strip' but it just was a gooey mess, and only really took off a 'tint' of the color. the Klean Strip , when sprayed on heavily, got under the paint, make it look crackled, and with a PLASTIC scraper it took no effort for it to just fall off the wall.



this is what ill use on the outside too, when its warm enough here in NJ / philly area.
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for the interior zolatone we used Klean Strip in a metal can, it came with a refillable spray bottle from home depot. we initially went with the milder 'citri strip' but it just was a gooey mess, and only really took off a 'tint' of the color. the Klean Strip , when sprayed on heavily, got under the paint, make it look crackled, and with a PLASTIC scraper it took no effort for it to just fall off the wall.



this is what ill use on the outside too, when its warm enough here in NJ / philly area.
I also used the before mentioned stripper. Worked really great, you just have to have patience. If you put it on as directed in one direction thickly with a brush, wait then carefully with a plastic scraper remove the lifted clearcoat. While the surface is still damp use mineral spirits or paint thinner on a cloth or paper towel to remove the remainder of the clearcoat. You may have to apply more stripper on the stubborn spots and repeat the procedure mention before. Be sure to have a smooth edge on the scraper to prevent scratching the surface, this could be accomplished by using a very fine sandpaper to clean and smooth the edge of the scraper.
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I used Removall 220 last summer. Did the upper half of a 28' in one Saturday. Brushed it on 2 sections at a time, waited 1.5 hours used a pressure washer and done. I used less than 1 gallon
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I used the Aircraft stripper and it worked great and not that hard to use.

You paint it on and hose it off, skin has to be cool and works best when not in direct sunlight.
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I used Kleen Strip Aircraft Stripper(the blue can w/ the airplane on front) It was so much better than the Citristrip I tried earlier.I guess I could have left it on longer than 10 mins. but it did a great job with just a few small spots I redid.Just hosed off(no scraping)Tomorrow I will leave it on 20 min.
I am using gloves and a 2 stage face mask w/ safety glasses.long sleeve shirt.
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oh yea, i got one of those disposable jumpsuits @ HD. that stuff burns like a.......
anyway, don't get it on your skin.
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