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Old 10-05-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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I am going to get Aircraft Remover in the morning and use it to do the deed. I am replacing all exterior lights afterwards , do I need to protect the windows if I brush it on and low power wash it off ?
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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I got the citristrip instead and got poor results after 3 hours. Can the stronger Aircraft Remover be wash off or do you have to scrub it too ?
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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It can be washed off. It's very toxic. You need full body covered and multiple pairs of gloves.
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Windows are glass, right? Probably fine. Just don't get on plastics (ie: acrylic rock guards covering windows). I learned this the hard way.
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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!
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I put on about 7 coats of this Citristrip and the panel still has clear coat in places. I think I am going to get some mineral spirits tomorrow and call it quits. Will the mineral spirits get rid of all the gooey smears ?
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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!
How long to dry ?

Wash off ?
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I put on about 7 coats of this Citristrip and the panel still has clear coat in places. I think I am going to get some mineral spirits tomorrow and call it quits. Will the mineral spirits get rid of all the gooey smears ?
Don't call it quits, you are almost there just have a little more patience, you will succeed. Just don't expect fast results.
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My untouched panel looks better than what I've been trying to strip !
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My untouched panel looks better than what I've been trying to strip !
We have used Aircraft stripper for many decades.

Usually, but not always, is 100 percent of the old clearcoat removed.

Sometimes a second coat over a small area is needed.

Rarely, was any rubbing necessary.

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Yep, I used aircraft stripper as well. It's mighty dandy stuff, great for removing clear coat and getting rid of ugly brown spots on the back of your hands, too.

Just to make sure, by the way, I purchased a relatively soft dish brush at the grocery store, one soft enough that it wouldn't scratch aluminum. Once the stripper had set for a while, I then used the brush to scrub the stuff around on the surface of the aluminum, making sure that no little spots of clear coat remained. Then rinsed.


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We have used Aircraft stripper for many decades.

Usually, but not always, is 100 percent of the old clearcoat removed.

Sometimes a second coat over a small area is needed.

Rarely, was any rubbing necessary.

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The Aircraft Remover ?

How do you apply it ?

How long do you leave it on ?

How do you remove it ?
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That will do it.... Do not get it on you, the stuff burns in seconds. Wear very good eye protection too!
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