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Old June 17th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Paint Removal from Galvanized Trim

Anybody have any recommendations/suggestions for paint removal(old NATO and various paints) on original galvanized body cappings? I want to do a brush job on a truck but don't want to the cappings painted and don't want to remove them to re-galvanize since they still look good where the paint has flaked off. I also don't want to go back over them with silver paint or anything terrible like that.

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Old June 17th, 2013, 08:48 AM
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I took the NATO paint off of the 109 trim years ago with some cheap paint stripper that I found at the local Tru-Value hardware.

I did small sections, it was warm out, covered with a plastic garbage bag so it wouldn't dry out too quickly.

It didn't effect the galvy bits and took almost all the paint off in a jiffy

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Old June 17th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Soda blast it off.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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I had good results with Aircraft Stripper in a spray can. Worked great on painted galv, not that great on aluminum.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by javelinadave View Post
Soda blast it off.
Yep. Wire brush the big stuff by hand first, then soda blast, then chem-strip anything that is left along the inside corners if you want/need to.
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