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Unread 04-27-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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aircraft stripper

I have a 75 CJ 5 and I am trying to get it down to bare metal. I have bought two different types of stripper, one being the aircraft stripper and the other one was another aircraft stripper but made by a different company. NONE of these worked, so I'm trying to figure out if they made some kind of super paint and primer back in the 70s that won't come off. I have done the angle grinder with a wire cup brush but you can't get in all the places. I'm planning on using POR 15 and you have to get it down to the metal for it to really work. I'm down to my last option and that's to get it sand blasted, but I'd rather not do that. Anybody out there every have these kinds of problems, also what can I do to get this paint and primer off this jeep???

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Unread 04-27-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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I used a disc sander on mine, stripped all the way to bare metal, hand sanded where I couldn't get the disc in.. it takes a while, but you get a better job by doing it the hard way.. even sanded the hard top smooth, got all the bumps off of it..
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Unread 04-27-2013, 08:27 AM   #3
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i have and 80 gritt sand disk ill give it a shot lol
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Unread 04-27-2013, 08:46 AM   #4
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I used aircraft stripper on much of my sheetmetal and it worker perfect. You have to use it as instructed though and if you're doing it outside where the wind can hit it it'll dry too quick. Sometimes to take care of that apply the stripper then put newspaper on top of that, makes it really soak in. After the stripper I sandblasted too in order to get into places you just can't scrape out. Sandblasting has a bad reputation for warping body panels but I have zero issues, even on the hood.
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Unread 04-27-2013, 08:49 AM   #5
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I used aircraft stripper on much of my sheetmetal and it worker perfect. You have to use it as instructed though and if you're doing it outside where the wind can hit it it'll dry too quick. Sometimes to take care of that apply the stripper then put newspaper on top of that, makes it really soak in. After the stripper I sandblasted too in order to get into places you just can't scrape out. Sandblasting has a bad reputation for warping body panels but I have zero issues, even on the hood.
could use soda blasting.. or glass bead being careful..
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Unread 04-27-2013, 10:04 AM   #6
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do i realy need to get this thing down to bare metal for por15 to stick or will it stick to this factory paint if i scuff it up realy good
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are you painting body outside or inside?
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A buddy of mine scraps it with a razor blade scraper. He does old pick up trucks. A jeep place in Jacksonville, Fl dips them. I gave a place $75 and they blasted it. Then I Ospho'd it. florida sucks for rust, so you have to fight it instantly.
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Unread 04-27-2013, 04:48 PM   #9
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could use soda blasting.. or glass bead being careful..
I used silica sand on mine. It cuts about as fast as anything. Keep it out of your lungs though, it is very fine glass. The thing with sandblasting is to not get the metal heated up. You have to keep the tip moving and at about a 45 degree angle to the surface you're blasting. I had absolutely no problem with mine. I have heard of people warping panels but it sure didn't happen to any of mine.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:03 AM   #10
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im going to be doing inside and out . i called a guy from texas thats not to far from me and he wanted 900 bucks if i took it to him (ouch) so i went back with the sanding disk and the wire cup brush
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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:21 AM   #11
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Don't use the wire cup type wheel. Go with the straight wire wheel with the braided strands. They tear through anything with ease. Including leather gloves and flesh.
Found that out the hard way.

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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #12
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yeah me to ! it got me on the wrist now i have the side handle on it
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