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Old 08-21-2021, 04:28 PM   #1
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Removing paint on outside

What is the best way to remove a bad job of spray paint from the outer shell? Stripper solvent or sanding or other options?
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Old 08-21-2021, 04:56 PM   #2
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Depends on the type of paint. Start with the cheapest, easiest method and work your way towards harder. Don't sand blast, that will permanently damage gel coat.

Mentioned elsewhere I try acetone first. It will remove cheap spray paint. Test a small area out of the way, "start small, win big, start big, lose big."

Paint stripper is nasty stuff!
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Old 08-21-2021, 05:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, I felt the stripper was too harsh as well. Just using my fingernail or putty knife scrapes it off.
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Old 08-21-2021, 06:30 PM   #4
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Some successfully use green pad with soap and water.

I recently used some old citristrip on a small area. It worked in a few minutes and then I had to remove and clean the surface.
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MEK (Methy Ethyl Chloride) is a good paint stripper that won't hurt gelcoat, but don't get it on anything plastic as it's a fine solvent for that. Home Depot, etc.



Also not good on asphalt or lawns.........it's going to be a messy job. When I stripped a trailer I got a whole bunch of cardboard boxes to put under it. Wear throwaway shoes.
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Thanks

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MEK (Methy Ethyl Chloride) is a good paint stripper that won't hurt gelcoat, but don't get it on anything plastic as it's a fine solvent for that. Home Depot, etc.

Also not good on asphalt or lawns.........it's going to be a messy job. When I stripped a trailer I got a whole bunch of cardboard boxes to put under it. Wear throwaway shoes.
This could help us, we have a painted flower to remove
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