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Paint stripping rear spoiler?
« on: September 13, 2013, 02:37:11 AM »
I tried to research this first but couldn't come up with a conclusive answer.

Is there a recommended way of stripping the paint off of a rear spoiler without harming the gel coat?



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Re: Paint stripping rear spoiler?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 03:21:39 AM »
Dave, I posted a reply to your other thread over at TC, but I was under the impression that the factory spoilers were ABS, rather than fiberglass.
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Re: Paint stripping rear spoiler?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 04:24:54 AM »
I've used 'Captain Lees' stripper on several corvette bodies; that seems to be the solution used by most when chemical stripping.  It's quick, esp on lacquer, and cleans up with water... (although you should always follow with a solvent or special cleaner to make sure ..)'%20Strip.php

Just spray it on, NOT in a windy environment, wait a minute or so, and then use a 'cut' plastic bondo spreader to scrape off the paint layers... (onto newspapers you can toss.. don't get it on anything else)..
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