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mercuryguuy
Journeyman

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From: Cross Creek, NC
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 07-27-2001 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mercuryguuy   Click Here to Email mercuryguuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am stripping my paint on my car right now and was wondering the best way to remove the older "MAACO" repaint. I was planning on trying to use some lacker thinner to see if that may work.

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wvcat
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From: New Cumberland,WV
Registered: May 2001

posted 07-27-2001 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi.
Do yourself a favor and don't even think about the laquer thinner. Either buy paint stripper or sand it off. When I did mine I used 180 grit paper gently to get thye biggest part of it off, then followed by 320.
You just have to be careful or there will be scratches everywhere.
Good Luck

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John
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http://www.geocities.com/wvxr7cougar/wvcat_01.html?989286238390

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tempo1993
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From: CT, the home of high taxes
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 07-27-2001 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tempo1993   Click Here to Email tempo1993     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do what most of the shops here do, use some 45grit on a DA sander After the major part is gone(it's a really course grit, don't want to do too much with it) move to 80. you'll be down to the metal in no time
Least, that's what I was taght always worked well for me

~Scott~

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mercuryguuy
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From: Cross Creek, NC
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 08-02-2001 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mercuryguuy   Click Here to Email mercuryguuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I guess i am going to have to use the ole' muscles to get the paint off then. I was hoping there was a good chemical way to remove the paint.

There seems to be only two layers of paint on the thing though so it shouldn't be that bad. The top layer will come off pretty easy but it is the original factory paint that looks like it is going to be a pain to get off.

I will keep you guys updated.

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