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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:09 pm 
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Ill be starting to prepare my car for its respray soon. The car has been sprayed in the past so it has the stock paint then the aftermarket paint, and i want to take it back to metal so i wont have problems in the future due to the layers of paint. I have been considering paint stripper as i know its very effective but also very messy. Jus wondering what other people reccomend.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:23 pm 
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I would go with paint stripper if you have it setup good.

May i ask how much its costin ya to get respray?
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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:27 pm 
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you think about getting the car Bead Blastered / sand blastered
easy way to get bare metal

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:36 pm 
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paint stripper is the way to go its far more kind on the wallet than getting the car sand blastered, just be sure to mask everything up and u wont have any problems. another sugestion is to take the panels off the car and paint strip them.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:40 pm 
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I have always avoided stripper as if you miss getting a bit off it creates all sorts of problems.

I have been using special non abrasive sanding pads on a drill or angle grinder, very effective. They kind of look like a scotch brite scouring pad, but come in various grades, and leave the metal underbeath smooth.

I have pruchased mine from K Mart but i am sure many other places have them
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:39 am 
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i was thinking of sanding it back as i know it is a lot easier/ cleaner then strippers, but i have the current coat+ the standard coat on there and i think it will just take too long/ use too many pads. I have had experiances with both forms and i dont like either of them!! sanding blasting ive heard is very good and effective, but i dont think my wallet can stretch that far. as for the cost of the spray job, i have some connections in the business, so im not sure yet, i am doing all the prep work myself, so basically it will be a stripped car both inside and out, with an undercoat ready to whack some paint on it, then its all the fun putting it all back together again.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:45 pm 
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try to sand blast it. i got one the other day. hooks up to a compressor it cost me $18.

 

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