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Old 05-19-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Removed Vinyl from Door!

Took a chance, while stripping clearcoat with Airscraft Stripper, tried removing the vinyl off of the door. So, when it's open it looks nice against the polished Aluminum....Worked great!!!! Makes me wish I would have removed all of the vinyl instead of using aluminum veneer inside!!! But everyone said that it's a birch.....

Here's a pic after I polished the top half with perfect polish. It's not the mirror finish, but still looks darn good. and the lower half is only dull because of mineral spirits smeared all over.

Thought you all might take interest....

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Old 05-19-2004, 01:23 PM   #2
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looks good! Makes me want to do mine.
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Old 05-19-2004, 01:29 PM   #3
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The way I see it

The interior is always covered by a screen anyway, so it might as well match the exterior.....
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Looking good Ron. Good place for one of those Stick On US Maps!
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Exclamation Be careful....

...you may run into the same problem we have. We polished our inner door on Maxwell...it looks great!

The problem is, we don't have an awning (yet!) and when the door is left open, the concave "mirror reflection" actually melts the nylon carpet we lay down in front of the trailer for our "happy hour" area!

We got a new 15"x1-1/2" melted strip this last weekend where the reflection acts as a magnifying glass...and the temperatures were only in the 70's...for our VAC Rally this summer, I'm going to fry an egg in the reflection!

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Gives new meaning to "Cooking in Airstreams".
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Old 05-19-2004, 02:53 PM   #7
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Funny

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...you may run into the same problem we have. We polished our inner door on Maxwell...it looks great!

The problem is, we don't have an awning (yet!) and when the door is left open, the concave "mirror reflection" actually melts the nylon carpet we lay down in front of the trailer for our "happy hour" area!

We got a new 15"x1-1/2" melted strip this last weekend where the reflection acts as a magnifying glass...and the temperatures were only in the 70's...for our VAC Rally this summer, I'm going to fry an egg in the reflection!

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OK, that's something I never would have thought of......Oh Well, it's the one we're not keeping....LOL
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I really wish this stuff wasn't so toxic. I think I'll do my door. The v is bad enough inside but I really hate it on the door.
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Old 05-19-2004, 04:44 PM   #9
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I really wish this stuff wasn't so toxic.

I have worked with a LOT of different types of stippers in the past. I even tried two others before Dave the Polishing King made me go buy the Aircraft Stipper, that I should have bought in the first place, because Inside out, and everyone else swear by it....

I found that this stuff doesn't take it's time setting in to burn, like other strippers. It 'singes' the skin the moment it hits.... BUT...the good news is, if you're man enough (or woman enough) to handle the first minute or two....the burn goes away...!!!!!
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Thats just cause you've killed off the nerve endings! Seriously - were gloves when you are using this stuff.

I just used it to remove the woodgrain decal from the engine access hood. Took it off in no time. Then I followed it up with Adhesive Remover to scrape of all of the glue.
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Pics????

Did you take pictures??? I'd love to see...

And, yes, I wore gloves..... they just didn't cover my fore-arms....or my legs....this stuff flings everywhere.....

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I'll have to check to see if I got a shot of that...if not, I can take one this weekend @ home or next outing...it's pretty amazing!

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You're doing a beautiful job. The shine looks great! I like the way the door looks without vinyl too.
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:43 PM   #14
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I'll have to check to see if I got a shot of that...if not, I can take one this weekend @ home or next outing...it's pretty amazing!

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Shari, Your Avatar is FABULOUS!!!

What a great picture....I'd say one of the best on the forum.

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