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PostSubject: Strippping old paint   Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:19 pm

What chemicals do you guys use? - on paint - not for fun!

Its a Yamaha XT250 tank and Im going to have a crack at a bare metal finish with some detail on it.

The paint looks to be original with an extra coat some time later.

I was going to sand it all off but as Im doing bare metal I dont want those shitty circular marks like you see in shit bog jobs.

So chemicals it is as its a cheap home practice job so I dont want to pay for a blast job.

Cheers. Might even have a suitable sickle to put it on soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Strippping old paint   Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:27 am

good old paint stripper should work
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PostSubject: Re: Strippping old paint   Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:53 am

yeah I want sure mitre 10 stuff would work on automotive paints.
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PostSubject: Re: Strippping old paint   Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:22 am

It works but its still a bugger to get through that last layer. Most time they don't use primer but there's some sort of bonded metalic stuff on there. I nearly always have to sand at least some of it off.

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PostSubject: Re: Strippping old paint   Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:58 pm

Cheers
The top coat (brushed on with a cauliflower) and the original are off.
Good old polystrippa

it does have an odd finish now so Ill hand sand some bits and see how it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Strippping old paint   Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:25 pm

I've found that covering the tank in paint stripper then wrapping the whole deal in glad wrap really works well. Give it a try you'll be impressed. Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Strippping old paint   Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:26 pm

yea a mate told me about the gladwrap trick.
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