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Old 10-06-2014, 06:33 PM   #15
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The Aircraft Remover ?

How do you apply it ?

How long do you leave it on ?

How do you remove it ?
We sprayed it on.

You can easily paint it on with a roller.

Always, always, start on the roof , when that's done then a window panel, etc. and work down. Then attack the front and rear.

In that way, some of the remover will work on the lower panels, before you even get there.

Make SUPER SURE all the exterior plastic has been removed. If not, you will have to replace it, as that stripper wastes no time in attacking. Cover the holes with duct tape or a plug.

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Old 10-06-2014, 06:55 PM   #16
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I used Klean Strip from Lowes, works great. $18 + quart. Worked great, put it wait till it just starts to dry, scrape with a plastic scraper. Reapply in areas where needed. Remove residue with soft cloth damp with paint thinner. I am only stripping and polishing from the roof to the upper rub rail, since the lower area is in excellent condition. Power washing is not an option in my case. I therefore used masking tape and a protective cover from the upper rub rail,down. I am very happy with the results!
Did you reapply clear coat or just polish ? I would like to do the same as you did . Pictures ?
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:19 AM   #17
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How long to dry ?

Wash off ?
Just before the Klean Stripper drys, remover it wet. Reapply the stripper to the areas where the clearcoat did not loosen. Those areas will be far a few between. Drying time depends on a lot of factors. Heat, humidity, in the shade and not the sun. Soft cloth with paint remover will remove residual stripper and loosened clearcoat. You could wash the stripped area with any good cleaning agent. In prep to apply a polish of your choice. I used Flitz Polish with the buffing ball, (1100 rpm for best results) WOW, good stuff. Also removed oxidation on a 35 years old red Mercedes 380 SL, good stuff!
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:12 AM   #18
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The Aircraft Remover ?

How do you apply it ?

How long do you leave it on ?

How do you remove it ?
A. You can do it with a brush or roller.

I find it best to work in a small area so I can get it on and off before it dries out, but this is a warm climate and I was working in the summer (early in the morning).

B. Until you see the clear coat bubble up.

Remember that in some areas the clear coat will have been destroyed by the sun. If the stripper does not cause visible bubbles in 20 minutes or so (temperature dependent) you may be in an area where there's no clear coat left. Oxidized aluminum and old clear coat are almost the same color.

C. Fresh water, and lots of it.

I used a soft car-wash brush to make sure I got it all out of the seams, etc.

Protect yourself! This stuff hurts when a drop of it gets on the skin, and I don't want to think what it would do to the eyes.

Suit up. Coveralls worked for me.

Goggle up. Be really sure of this one. The stuff can splash.

Glove up. Overlap the long sleeves with long gloves.

Have a water hose with a nozzle, water faucet turned on, readily available so that when (not if) it gets on your skin you can rinse it off immediately.

Keep bystanders at a distance.

Good luck with your project!
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:51 PM   #19
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It works !
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Wow - that looks really good…

Great. Now I've got another project to add to the list.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:42 PM   #21
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Clearcoat

Still have the tail end and 4 feet on the other side to go. Gonna hold off till tomorrow , will the air conditioner run down marks buff out ? They are low between the windows. Oh , and don't worry , I am putting all new lights on when done. Got some new hub caps too !
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Up front corner , what caused this ? Will it buff out ?
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Could it be something gummy? Glue residue, for example?
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Nope , the stripper won't even get it. Looks deeper , it is not , it is smooth with the cleaned skin.


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Its most likely where the clear has baked off and thats what bare aluminum looks like with no protection.

You can polish that out but it will take more effort than the rest.
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Up front corner , what caused this ? Will it buff out ?
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Looks like the cladding is gone .. if so, it will not buff out . I have a couple of spots like that on mine. It will polish but it won't shine as much as the rest . Call it character . Lol
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Looks like the cladding is gone .. if so, it will not buff out . I have a couple of spots like that on mine. It will polish but it won't shine as much as the rest . Call it character . Lol

Kinda like a birthmark ?


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That spot is simple corrosion, caused by the clearcoat falling off some time ago.

It will buff out, but only with extra effort.

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