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post #1 of 5 Old 01-20-2008, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Paint stripper on aluminum?

I just bought a small early 70's fishing boat.The aluminum on this thing is suprisingly thick.Many years of paint needs to come off this thing though.The guy I bought it from said he used house paint.It has lots of flaking so I figured a good pressure washing will take care of some of it.What I want to know is,will certain kinds of paint stripper damage aluminum and the rivets in the ribbing? Personally I would like to get it back to natural aluminum look and maybe clear coat it for protection from corrosion. Any ideas are appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-20-2008, 08:07 PM
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I'm a welder/fabricator and I wipe aluminum down with acetone all the time to remove any impurities before welding, so I think you'll be fine.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-20-2008, 08:50 PM
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Use aircraft stripper by KleanStrip...available at auto body supply houses...designed obviously for aluminum or ferrous metals...very, very effective...also, very very painful if ya get any onya...
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-21-2008, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys,I have seen the Kleanstrip at Walmart I think.Just wanted to make sure.Didn't want to make any weak spots in the metal.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-26-2008, 09:23 PM
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X2! On the aircraft stripper. Works awesome and comes in an aerosol and they have it at Wally World.

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