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Old 06-30-2009, 04:41 PM   #15
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Use you head

I'll help...
Going along with this theam of chemicals...
I found a way to get the sticky film off the interior walls.
Cheap 'brake cleaner', from Wal Mart.
Took about 6 cans, but at last it is smooth and nice to touch.
It has been a few weeks, and is still smooth.
Careful around any lables as it will remove them in one wipe.

Just in time for this weekend...

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:53 PM   #16
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hang in there. I just finish the first cut of polish today. It is not prefect but I realy like how it turned out. Next step painting the caps.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:33 AM   #17
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Critter I think she looks great! You're a step ahead of me! I went to my propane tanks first to try my hand at the polishes and my new toy the cyclopolisher. OMG it's amazing! Rain today here up north so I'll have to work inside and leave the skin for Friday. I may get too tired this year for perfection and save it for the Spring. Thanks so much klatu for the tip on the sticky ceiling! Have been wondering for years how to get rid of that. I only wonder now what I'll use for bug control? Hah!
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:10 AM   #18
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Good thread..I'm looking for the European equivalent of removeall if anyone has a tip? Cheers up
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #19
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Apparently, we can't get Removall anymore in the states. We just ordered the stuff VTS is now selling as a replacement: has good reviews on their website. We tried an experiment with several different environmentally friendly strippers and this is what we found: Soy based stripper from Rockler worked well but took awhile (hour or so) and is somewhat labor intensive in that you have to scrape and scrub it off. Readystrip from Menards works even slower and not nearly as well. Dries up easily on the trailer and has to be re-wet to scrape off. More labor intensive. Another citris based stripper from Menards, Magic Strip citrus-Action was about the same but stayed wet longer. Citristrip, which we've read good reviews on the forums about, was about the same as the others. We want something quicker and easier! SO, we're going with the brush-on airplane style stripper. Chris had a small spray can and the clearcoat we tried it on wrinkled off in about 5 minutes.
So maybe you could try a few different ones you can access there, Uppla, to experiment with.

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Old 04-30-2015, 02:10 PM   #20
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Saw the mention of Molecular Tech Canada's EFS-2500 in this thread, but no others dealing with removing clear coat.

Seems like a comparable alternative to removall / now PPG AEROSPACE PR-5044 PEROXIDE-ACTIVATED STRIPPER, although it doesn't look like it's peroxide-based.

Wondering if anyone has tried this stuff? CAD 280/5 gallons (~230 USD) + shipping makes it a little cheaper than PR-5044, pretty reassuring safety data and looks to be safe for aluminum.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:13 AM   #21
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Nick6930 Your Argosy badging just looks like vinyl lettering. I would recommend doing a tracing to get a sign shop to cut you new letters and removing the ones you have and that background paint. The vinyl on yours looks like Avery brand A9 Medium blue.

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