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    I need a paint stripper that works

    I need to strip the factory paint of a number of spots on a Jeep frame with the body on. A wire wheel isn't going to reach everywhere. I grabbed some stripper from Lowes a couple days ago and it did fuckall to the paint. Nothing. Nada. Zero.

    I hit up Google and it seems the chemical ( methylene chloride) that used to be in paint stripper is no longer in paint stripper.

    So, is there a paint stripper that works now days? My next plan is to use fire.
    Kevin

    #2
    Aircraft stripper is what we used to use. Not sure if they changed that formula though. Has been a few years since we needed to get all the paint off a car.

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      #3
      I've used CRC brand Gasket Remover to remove small areas of paint before. I'm not suggesting it, but I'm bringing it up because I had to let it sit for a good while before I could wipe the paint away. How long did you let it sit?
      - Buck

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        #4
        +1 on that.
        last can I got in the prk still worked well.
        You gulf folks know about our govt. Here right?!
        If it works GOOD you cannot have it.
        83, 22re,w56,ultimate duals,4:10 \31" arbs.
        hopes to grow up someday

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          #5
          To clean up my daughter's jeep frame I used a HF needle scaler, Paint stripping discs on my 4.5 angle grinder, and a knotted wire wheel on another angle grinder. Seemed to do the trick.

          https://www.roarksupply.com/Pearl-4-...lstripdisc.htm

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            #6
            DOT-3 works, it's slow but it peels paint better than the bullshit "Aircraft stripper" you can buy now. I've heard that body shop suppliers can still get good shit but I haven't tried.

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              #7
              The good shit is still available. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Klean-Strip...ox!89113!US!-1

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                #8
                Originally posted by Aisin View Post

                The reviews said it will get you sick, to use a respirator, make sure you're in a well ventilated area. Sounds good to me. Ordered 2 quarts.

                Thanks for that
                Kevin

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                  #9
                  So while waiting for the good stuff to arrive, I plowed ahead with the Lowes crap. I managed to get the spots on the drivers side frame stripped (places for doublers for the sliders and cage tie-ins).....................took the whole quart and I forgot how many applications, at least 6, could have been more. Sad really. I think for the most part I just rubbed off the paint with a wire brush.
                  Kevin

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by gt1guy View Post
                    So while waiting for the good stuff to arrive, I plowed ahead with the Lowes crap. I managed to get the spots on the drivers side frame stripped (places for doublers for the sliders and cage tie-ins).....................took the whole quart and I forgot how many applications, at least 6, could have been more. Sad really. I think for the most part I just rubbed off the paint with a wire brush.
                    how long are you letting it sit on the paint before you go at it with the brush? I'd let it sit for a while, like 30 minutes minimum. Longer if it doesn't just dry out.
                    - Buck

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by dnsfailure View Post

                      how long are you letting it sit on the paint before you go at it with the brush? I'd let it sit for a while, like 30 minutes minimum. Longer if it doesn't just dry out.
                      The can says 15mins. I'd say that was my minimum. I tried 30mins, an hour, even over night. It seemed to kind of work after multiple coats with 30 or so minutes between them.

                      This is what it is:

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                      I figured if it could remove epoxy, it shouldn't suck. But the last time I had used paint stripper years ago, it was a case of brushing it on, watching it start bubbling in minutes and pretty much game over for the paint after that. The pictured is not that stuff at all. It doesn't even make retarded babies in Cali.

                      What Asin linked to should make retarded babies in Cali, that's what I want.
                      Kevin

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                        #12
                        huh. must just be garbage stripper then. haha! Or maybe some of them only work well for certain styles of paint?

                        Warnings are probably a good sign, for this type of product
                        - Buck

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                          #13
                          This shit we had in the navy would take an 1/8 inch of enamel paint off metal in a matter of minutes. It would start bubbling and the paint would literally fall off in places.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by gt1guy View Post
                            Ordered 2 quarts.
                            Arrived a couple days ago. Haven't tried it yet.

                            Did get a big ol smile when I read "Can not be made non poisonous" right on the can. It raised my hopes.
                            Kevin

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                              #15
                              Air craft stripper.




                              Pealed the paint off off an old set of Rockwells one time.
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