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GTRocks
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posted 07-13-2001 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am thinking of getting a small sandblaster to redo the interior of my '66. Can a normal sandblaster take other media. I was reading elsewhere on M&M about using baking soda?! I'm looking for some advice on both the sandblaster and the method of removing the old paint. I'll be redoing the dash and doors (interior only). Anybody done this, and have some recommendations?

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-13-2001 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For just doing the dash and inside of doors, I would use paint stripper. Cheaper, and in the long run,faster.Just make sure to cover areas around- I've done it and used aluminum foil to protect surrounding areas.Wear gloves and use a coarse steelwool.Neutralize with soapy water, rinse and dry. You want to get primer on fast' I like to blow dry the area with a hair dryer and prime.

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John Z
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posted 07-13-2001 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep that sand blaster away form the textured areas of the doors! I agree this is an area for "aircraft" paint stripper. Most parts stores have it for ~$20/gal. Mask carefully and neuralize after the paint is gone.
Good luck.

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GTRocks
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posted 07-13-2001 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That certainly would be a cheaper route. Thanks, guys!!

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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
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posted 07-13-2001 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm still looking for a solution to stripping the chromed / painted plastic parts of the dash. I've tried diluted paint stripper with success on some unwanted parts, but I'm nervous about using it on the good parts 'cos a strong mixture melts the plastic. Any ideas?

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine Toys: '70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150
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posted 07-13-2001 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try PineSol! It lifts the paint and doesn't attack the plastic.

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sigtauenus
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posted 07-15-2001 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm glad you guys gave some options to get away from sandblasting the interior. Although its great for frame and suspension parts, it tears up the surface too much to do a dash or door panel.

Also, you'll have sand shaking out of the interior for the next 20 years, no matter how much you try to seal everything up ahead of time or vacuum up afterwards.

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-15-2001 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For sure!!

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Greenstang
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posted 07-16-2001 04:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used Jasco paint stripper on my doors, it worked decently, I would have liked a better stripping job, but what can you expect for three coats. in a hurry...
They came out better than before, so I was satisfied... I also used the version that cleaned up with water; so if my skin was burning from applying it or taking it off, I was able to just dip it in water...

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