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Postby hbr341 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:55 pm

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Iam taking all the paint off my HB SL for full bare metal respray i did the same with the GT 10years ago any tips on removing the red oxide primer paint stripper dont touch it .

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Re: paint removal

Postby 1972nail » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:27 pm

You may find that a different paint stripper will remove it. Failing that it's a bit of work with an orbital sander with fairly coarse discs. Remember that you are working down to steel so you can be fairly brutal.

Also remember that the red oxide primer will probably include lead so wearing a dust mask and cleaning up the mess and binning it instead of washing it into the drains are sensible precautions.
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Re: paint removal

Postby droopsnoot » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:04 pm

What kind of paint stripper are you using? A lot of commercial brands have suffered from the decrease in dichoromethane and don't perform anywhere near as well as they used to. I bought some "Starchem" and it's working quite well, several motor factors stock it now, and car paint suppliers.
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Re: paint removal

Postby rizzo » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:16 pm

1972nail wrote:You may find that a different paint stripper will remove it. Failing that it's a bit of work with an orbital sander with fairly coarse discs. Remember that you are working down to steel so you can be fairly brutal.

Also remember that the red oxide primer will probably include lead so wearing a dust mask and cleaning up the mess and binning it instead of washing it into the drains are sensible precautions.

Just to add to this, keep you sander moving as not to overheat the panels as you may generate enough heat to buckled the panel.
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Re: paint removal

Postby jpsmit » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:48 am

Haven't used it personally but, pretty much any forum I follow, the people are using this instead of sanding

https://www.amazon.ca/3M-Paint-Rust-Str ... 0pmolb56_e

(you can buy in bulk on ebay)

I am midway through refinishing wheels for the Midget - one paint stripper didn't tough the finish while the next took it right off - so, might be worth trying different brands
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Re: paint removal

Postby 1972nail » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:32 am

I forgot about those, They are great and well worth the cost. There are cheaper alternatives than 3M that work just as well but wear a bit quicker.
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Re: paint removal

Postby droopsnoot » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:26 am

Yes, they're very good too, I've used similar in my angle grinder though probably not 3M versions. The only trouble with them is the stuff goes everywhere, as it does with pretty much any rotary method.
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Re: paint removal

Postby hbr341 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi All
Thanks for all your advice i bought the rust stripper wheel works very well took 20mins to strip boot lid back to shinny steel i used final systems paint stripper first that takes all the top coats off very well then ground off that red primer thanks,

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