Paint stripper ?

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    Paint stripper ?

    Hi

    Is alright to use paint stripper on fibre glass ?

    Thanks
    Last edited by FettTheHunter; Apr 6, 2005 at 4:47 AM. Reason: Corrections

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    Re: Paint stripper ?

    Do not use paint stripper, it will eat the resin, and melt it. You want to rub it down with acetone and sand it with 800-1000 grit sandpaper, wetsanding it in acetone.

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    Lightly ravorblade it off coat by coat in soapy water with a flat blade then sandpaper the rough spots, this removes layers of paint easily.

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    Re: Paint stripper ?

    Thanks Cal 196 ... I thought as much
    Last edited by FettTheHunter; Apr 6, 2005 at 4:46 AM. Reason: Corrections

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    Re: Paint stripper ?

    You might want to check what kind of primer you used. It's ok to put acrylic on lacquer, but not vice versa...
    Another thing it COULD be...did you lightly sand the primed area before you laid your paint down? This stuff needs something to "grab" onto.
    Just a thought...hope it helps.

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    Re: Paint stripper ?

    Its just normal automotive primer ... acrylic based

    It worked so well on my helmet
    Last edited by FettTheHunter; Apr 6, 2005 at 4:49 AM. Reason: Spelling

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    Re: Paint stripper ?

    Sand it smooth right down to the white and reprimer it, it wont hurt it. Just dont go to deep or you will get holes in the knee's from fiberglass bubbles under the gealcoat, perfectly normal but just dont go to far, if you do bondo just over them.

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    Re: Paint stripper ?

    Thanks Cal196 ... appreciate it

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