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Fastback68
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posted 12-06-2002 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I now know how to strip paint from everything from metal to plastic to fiberglass, and now I'm looking at the rubber bumper on my '72. Does standard paint stripper and rags, followed by 400 grain sandpaper sound good?
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73trials
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posted 12-06-2002 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mustang Monthly july 2000 had an article on that, they used a DA with 80-grit sandpaper to remove the paint. That's how I plan on doing mine, not sure if paint stripper will harm the rubber.

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Fastback68
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posted 12-06-2002 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Woops, brain not working ... DA surely does not mean District Attorney, does it???

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73trials
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posted 12-06-2002 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastback68:
Woops, brain not working ... DA surely does not mean District Attorney, does it???

Hehehe... Sorry! DA= dual-action sander.
Of course, if you can get a district attorney to do it for you, all the better!

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Erwin
'73 convertible 351c 2V C-6, hopefully will be done someday...

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soaring
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posted 12-07-2002 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for soaring   Click Here to Email soaring     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My caution is that you should not put any chemical on plastic surfaces you wish to refurbish.

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Fastback68
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posted 12-07-2002 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, there was me trying to figure out the result of stripper + rubber = ???
And now I learn the bumper isn't covered in rubber at all, but polyurethane!
Urethane is highly resistant to all sorts of nasty stuff, but I agree -- paint stripper's not a good idea.

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