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Fastback68
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posted 06-23-2001 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In preparation for ripping my dashboard out, I started thinking about restoring a dashboard I have that's in good condition but has been crudely spray-painted in black. I was wondering if paint stripper was OK, so I tested it on a non-essential part. (I have the air con set-up, so I tested it on a panel that goes in the place of the air con blower down by the passenger.) I found that pure paint stripper dissolves the plastic, but diluted stripper is OK.
Is that the best way to go? Diluted paint stripper? I don't want to sand too much because I'd lose the ripple effect in the plastic.
Thanks all!
Simon

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-23-2001 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure what plastic pars you are talking about. Plastic and stripper is a bad combination. More I think about, it's kind of an impossible situation. I have removed a finish on a dashpad with lacquer thinner.But on hard plastic parts??

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68 S-code GT
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posted 06-23-2001 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone told me to use Pine-Sol to stripe paint off of plastic and it works great but I haven?t tried it on chromed plastic yet!

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