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Old 04-19-2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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1965 17' Caravel
Lufkin , Texas
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Clearcoat Removal

I just completed 85% of the clearcoat removal on my 1965 Caravel. I used AutoStrip and Aircraft Remover in spray cans from KleanStrip purchased at Walmart. I worked the areas in 12" x 18" sections at the most and after three minutes, removed the clearcoat with a 3" wide plastic putty knife and paper towels.
All the residue was collected in plastic bags.
I rinsed the trailer down using a sponge and brush with clear water and then scrubbed it down with a 1:5 ratio of muratic acid and water. Thoroughly rinsed the acid off and diluted the runoff.
The surface has a significant shine to it and a sample polish area gives me great encouragement.

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Old 04-24-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Well now you've encouraged me. I just started (maybe 10%) clear coat removal using the Removall 502 that folks have talked about. Actually the stuff I got is the 501 replacement. The front of mine is pitted from towing so I'll have to do some heavy polishing to knock down the edges of the craters.

Good luck to you. I'll be looking for your progress reports to see whats in store for me.
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