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Old 04-25-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Stripping paint from interior panels

I have looked around here but with no luck. Anyone have tips on stripping 63 years worth of paint from the original aluminum interior panels of a '52? I would love to have the interior of my Cruisette be polished aluminum.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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Stripping paint from interior panels

I think if it was my trailer and I wanted the inside polished, I would highly consider using new aluminum, especially if there are multiple coats of paint.

Aircraft Remover by KleenStrip will get MOST paint off. Multiple coats may require multiple applications.

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Hi there, I've been working on my '59 Tradewind's cabinets and woodwork and have been using Citristrip. I've found it's taking the paint off of the aluminum too when I slop some on where the woodwork meets the walls or ceiling. You might give it a try. It's not as toxic as most chemical based strippers. Good luck! Let us know if it works for you!
Citristrip 1/2-gal. Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel-HCG73803T - The Home Depot
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