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#1 1314cc

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 04:32 PM

a fair bit of my block paint has easily scrapped off but still plenty of stubborn bits.
Anyone recommend a good paint stripper that's up to the job?!!

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#2 beardylondon

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 04:41 PM

I asked in Mini Chat what paint code colour the red engine paint and no one has replied yet, I was just googling it and found this, and it's telling that they say:

 

"The original paint is impossible to remove even in hot caustic engine washes"

 

http://www.retromini...roducts_id=1068


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:40 PM

I used some Halfords heat paint a couple of years ago, I want to remove this.
Anything left of the original factory colour I guess be a good base to paint on?

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:47 PM

Oxy torch, burn it off.



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:17 PM

wire brush in drill ... most of my block paint came off in bath at machinists ... but the rest succumbed to wire brushes ...

#6 beardylondon

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:36 PM

yeah as long as its roughed up and not flaky.

 

I used some Halfords heat paint a couple of years ago, I want to remove this.
Anything left of the original factory colour I guess be a good base to paint on?



#7 blacktulip

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 08:52 PM

Just some good old elbow grease is fine

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:56 PM

Best paint stripper I have found that is easy to get hold of is paint panther , used it on a lot of cast iron radiators and works great, there is better stuff out there but not sold to the general public .

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:20 AM

Oxy torch, burn it off.


Doesn't work with a MIG :-)




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