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Old 05-08-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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White paint stripping

I am having a hard time stripping the white coating on the top of the airstream. I am not removing it all just the portions that go down the side of the trailer exterior walls. The stuff is sooo thick I am having a hard time removing it with paint stripper.

My question is has anyone had their trailer blasted with a soda blaster or something like that to get this crap off and if that is done will it be able to still be polished?

Or any other advice getting this white crud off? I tried the removall replacement good stripper with poor results.

Please help
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:48 AM   #2
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Just to follow-up on this for other people's benefit. The white crud was a pain in the arse to get off. It took a lot of aircraft stripper, tools to scrape the junk off, high-speed sanders with varying grits and a lot of hard work by not only me but other folks to get it the metal back to a position so it could be polished. I would highly recommend that no-one puts more of that nasty kool-seal or comparable products in places they don't want it to come off later. Keep that junk at the very top of the trailer and avoid going down the sides vertically.

Furthermore, I also tried a small section with a soda blaster and wouldn't recommend that either to get it off. It did more damage than good.
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