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Unread 01-20-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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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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Unread 01-20-2008, 09:07 PM   #2
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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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Unread 01-20-2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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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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Unread 01-21-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
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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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Unread 01-26-2008, 10:23 PM   #5
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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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