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Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:44 pm 
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What seems to be the best method for removing paint off plastic EF bumpers?? i got a straight second hand fairmont bar, but the paint is flaky, and i want to strip it and start again..

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Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:51 pm 
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paint stripper you can get it in a 5L tin you use a brush to put it on and a scraper to take it off, its messy but the fastest way to do it.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:42 pm 
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I was reading the tins of paintstripper at autobarn, and they all said 'Not for use on plastic'
Is there a particular brand or type that is suitable for plastic??
Some one suggested brake fluid, but i dont know about that...

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Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:19 am 
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DJ_Brown wrote:
I was reading the tins of paintstripper at autobarn, and they all said 'Not for use on plastic'
Is there a particular brand or type that is suitable for plastic??
Some one suggested brake fluid, but i dont know about that...

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the stripper dissolves the plastic. are you going to do this while its on the car?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:30 pm 
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You can use a paint brush to apply the paint stripper. Have a nylon brush and some warm soapy water nearby to wash it off as soon as the paint bubbles up. If you work on small areas, the stripper won't have time to eat into the plastic. Perhaps try a small patch on the bottom of the bar first to see how the stripper reacts with the paint.

Another option is to just sand off the areas that are flaking. Dry sand the existing paint with 400 grit paper, spray the bare areas with Plastic Primer first and then the whole bumper with several coats of spray putty (with Flex Add) to even out the low spots & stone chips.

I've just finished painting my old front bumper and it was quite time consuming waiting for all the coats of different paint to dry, plus sanding.

 

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