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Originally Posted by Gary E
Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
Gary.......I probably just missed it but how in the world do you get that BEFORE look? Vapor or some type of media blasting? I have a soda/media set up but mine wouldn't get those bits looking THAT good.

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I utilize 80 grit glass bead blasting medium in the blast cabinet. It works well, but some parts like the brake drums where the original black paint has been baked on can be very stubborn and slow to remove. I use it to clean aluminum parts before the polishing process, and also to clean and remove paint from fiberglass parts. If the blast gun is not held in one place it works fine on gel coated parts. Epoxy paints are stubborn to remove, as are powder coated parts.

Absolute amazing results. Thank you for sharing that. I've used sand and soda. The bits came out clean but still mottled (bad description?) 80 grit glass is what I'll try next time.

Thanks again, Gordon

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I find methylenechloride based paint stripper removed powder coat even quicker than it does "normal" (wet) paint. its otherwise a pain to remove.

I had some new harris (powder coated) foot pegs, I started off using the powder as a base for the dove grey and primer but it didn't like the etch prime much, so removed it with the m.c. stripper and it came off almost in one piece.


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Originally Posted by Allan G
I find methylenechloride based paint stripper removed powder coat even quicker than it does "normal" (wet) paint. its otherwise a pain to remove.

I had some new harris (powder coated) foot pegs, I started off using the powder as a base for the dove grey and primer but it didn't like the etch prime much, so removed it with the m.c. stripper and it came off almost in one piece.
I usually burn the powder coat with the ac torch, then it comes off in the blast cabinet.


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Originally Posted by Gary E
Originally Posted by Allan G
I find methylenechloride based paint stripper removed powder coat even quicker than it does "normal" (wet) paint. its otherwise a pain to remove.

I had some new harris (powder coated) foot pegs, I started off using the powder as a base for the dove grey and primer but it didn't like the etch prime much, so removed it with the m.c. stripper and it came off almost in one piece.
I usually burn the powder coat with the ac torch, then it comes off in the blast cabinet.

Certainly cheaper that way, and fewer problems with trying to dispose of the remains.


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I let my powder coater handle the whole job. She also uses a primer coat prior to top coat.

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Third batch of parts picked up from the powder coat shop for the '65 Spitfire Hornet restoration.

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'65 Spitfire Hornet is coming along nicely.

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