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cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« on: December 15, 2013, 05:24:30 AM »
hi guys, i have a 1969 z28. i want to try to clean some paint off my firewall that is covering my PBT stamp. also there seems to be a #4 maybe in chalk ? any ideas would be appreciated, thanks.
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Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 06:53:54 AM »
Enamel reducer is what I used, this whole engine compartment had been rattlecanned during the 70's, Figuring it to be enamel I tried enamel reducer VIOLA....

FYI this is TEDIOUS AND NASTY work and must be done in a well ventilated area. IT TOOK 20 HOURS PLUS, however the original phosphates etc were beautiful, the car was certified survivor at the 07 Camaro Nationals. 







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Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 01:12:11 AM »
Good work very nice
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Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 07:50:12 AM »
Wow that looks great James.
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Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 02:59:42 PM »
James,
It does look great.  Any helpful hints as to how you got the rattle can paint off without "erasing" stamps or chalk marks?
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Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 03:18:17 PM »
Enamel reducer is what I used, this whole engine compartment had been rattlecanned during the 70's, Figuring it to be enamel I tried enamel reducer VIOLA....

FYI this is TEDIOUS AND NASTY work and must be done in a well ventilated area. IT TOOK 20 HOURS PLUS, however the original phosphates etc were beautiful, the car was certified survivor at the 07 Camaro Nationals. 









It seems like yesterday we were Vintage Certifying that car. Wow 7 years in June. BTW you did an amazing job cleaning and detailing the car while preserving the original finishes and stampings.
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Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 05:56:15 PM »
I will tell you that if it is on fasteners they need to be removed to be cleaned correctly. I removed the engine compartment fasteners one at a time and soaked it in lacquer thinner then in cosmoline then re-installation into the EXACT PLACE IT WAS REMOVED. I DO NOT THINK THAT YOU CAN POSITIVELY REINSTALL IN THE EXACT LOCATION ANY OTHER WAY.
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Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 01:28:30 AM »
Enamel reducer is what I used, this whole engine compartment had been rattlecanned during the 70's, Figuring it to be enamel I tried enamel reducer VIOLA....

FYI this is TEDIOUS AND NASTY work and must be done in a well ventilated area. IT TOOK 20 HOURS PLUS, however the original phosphates etc were beautiful, the car was certified survivor at the 07 Camaro Nationals.  


It seems like yesterday we were Vintage Certifying that car. Wow 7 years in June. BTW you did an amazing job cleaning and detailing the car while preserving the original finishes and stampings.

Enamel reducer is what I used, this whole engine compartment had been rattlecanned during the 70's, Figuring it to be enamel I tried enamel reducer VIOLA....

FYI this is TEDIOUS AND NASTY work and must be done in a well ventilated area. IT TOOK 20 HOURS PLUS, however the original phosphates etc were beautiful, the car was certified survivor at the 07 Camaro Nationals.  

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It seems like yesterday we were Vintage Certifying that car. Wow 7 years in June. BTW you did an amazing job cleaning and detailing the car while preserving the original finishes and stampings.

Yes, James did some very nice work to preserve and revive the car while under some pressure to restore it which I'm pleased he and William resisted.  The preservation work has continued.


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Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 04:51:01 AM »
I will tell you that if it is on fasteners they need to be removed to be cleaned correctly. I removed the engine compartment fasteners one at a time and soaked it in lacquer thinner then in cosmoline then re-installation into the EXACT PLACE IT WAS REMOVED. I DO NOT THINK THAT YOU CAN POSITIVELY REINSTALL IN THE EXACT LOCATION ANY OTHER WAY.
James, I knew you were good but dude I'm impressed.  Impressive work on the panels while preserving the markings. Good on ya!
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Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 07:30:39 AM »
Wow Lloyd. Your cars has come a long way. I have never seen those old pictures of your car before. Amazing progress and maintaining originality & correctness.
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