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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 02:42 PM
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[QUOTE=ggoat!!!;4268967]This is the best paint remover I've used. It isn't environmentally friendly...which is why it works. I think it has methanol in it. It'll remove your skin if you let it.

I used to joke that it should be called "face remover" because if you sprayed an assailant in the face you'd stop them in their tracks and their face would melt off hahahaha. It's cheap and I got it at Wal-Mart. I've used it for decades. Not on people's faces, BTW.


How many cans of stripper did you use? Great work, Bill

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I was told by a fellow SSR Fanatic that if I took a rag saturated with acetone that the grey will wipe off of my chrome rims and I could have all chrome rims. I tried it on a small area, and he was correct. I thought that by the time that I got the grey off of all four rims I would be too old to drive.
I removed the UGLY GRAY paint that covered the inside of my "Silver Satin" OEM wheels. I used "Aircraft Aluminum paint stripper. This is NOT a wipe on wipe off process. It took several applications to remove ALL the factory gray paint. After removing the paint the back side of my rims was NOT smooth aluminum finish. These rims were machined and there are groves on the entire inner rim. I was able to machine buff to a bright finish BUT this took time and patience. Sorry don't have any photos.

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I got Klean Strip at Home Depot.

It is a spray on bottle (attached) not aerosol.

$45 dollars for a gallon.

I have done 2 back wheels and 1 front, I think that I used almost half of it.

It works great, but it does take several applications to get all of the paint in the nooks and crannies.


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I didn't use Aircraft stripper. I've never found it to be as effective.

With the brush-on KleenStrip you have to make sure to not break open the "membrane" that it forms or it will stop working. If you brush over an area you have just applied you can reduce the effectiveness.

That's why I used the aerosol version. I just used 3 cans. I sprayed it on heavily and didn't disturb it while it did its work. After about 20 minutes I hosed them with high pressure and all the gray lifted right off. No scrubbing or handwork. You just have to let the stripper properly do its job.
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Well that cinches it for Me, now going too grab some Stripper and pull the Shoes off Tar Baby and soak them down. Hopefully I wont find any surprises.
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