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Old 12-07-2010, 09:33 AM
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I would rather get as much of the excess paint off to get down to the clear before wetsanding. If I just went out the with 1500 grit- would be there all day on those flames...not to mention right now its about 26 degrees lol. (Yes I know I would have to do it inside lol) I'm picking up easy-off today, so I'll try that first.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:44 AM
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I would rather get as much of the excess paint off to get down to the clear before wetsanding. If I just went out the with 1500 grit- would be there all day on those flames...not to mention right now its about 26 degrees lol. (Yes I know I would have to do it inside lol) I'm picking up easy-off today, so I'll try that first.
you got that right, doesn't take a genius to figure that out, lol...
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:42 AM
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Ok, I have the easy-off. Do I just spray it on and wait the 30sec-1min like the can says? and wipe it off? Then after finished rinse? Thats how I would go about it. Then after I get the majority off then Ill wet sand...

I just thought of something... If you were unable to wetsand inside, could you mix some rubbing alcohol into the water? I dont think it would evaporate too quickly with the lower temps?

*update: I sprayed the easy-off just on the flames, let it sit for a little while. I took a sponge to them (corse but not enough to damage paint) and s few spots came up around the edges. I will end up going after it with something else. As for right now, easy off didn't work for me...thanks guys, I will keep you posted if I can get them off...
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:50 PM
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Ok, I have the easy-off. Do I just spray it on and wait the 30sec-1min like the can says? and wipe it off? Then after finished rinse? Thats how I would go about it. Then after I get the majority off then Ill wet sand...

I just thought of something... If you were unable to wetsand inside, could you mix some rubbing alcohol into the water? I dont think it would evaporate too quickly with the lower temps?

*update: I sprayed the easy-off just on the flames, let it sit for a little while. I took a sponge to them (corse but not enough to damage paint) and s few spots came up around the edges. I will end up going after it with something else. As for right now, easy off didn't work for me...thanks guys, I will keep you posted if I can get them off...
you didnt let it sit long enough, I'm assuming. try again.. let it sit for a long period, give it time to soften the paint and crawl under it. .it really does work.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:15 PM
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if you do decide to spray bomb your truck use krylon rust tough semi-flat black ,semi-flat because it looks better then flat trust me its what i used on my truck and its lasted over 7 months with only one little chip
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:35 PM
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Tell u something I used for overspray on my truck...its called Goof Off. Shit will remove ANY spray paint in a matter of seconds, but didnt take any of the OE paint/clear off.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:57 PM
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Terry- I let it sit until almost all evaporated, it was about 15-20 mins.

More Cowbell- Happen to have any pics??

brinker- Would that be similar to the Goo Gone stuff?
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:33 PM
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first pic i have on hand here


and its tough too it didnt even flake when i totaled my truck before i fixed it again
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:42 PM
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lol that looks great! And if you do need to touch it up, you dont need to worry about clearing and matching! Thanks for the pic!
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:22 PM
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no problem and to prove how tough this stuff is heres a pic of the truck after the wreck


as you can see the stuff is still on there and my advice if you where to paint it is to do the tops first like the roof and hood and use fresh cans, switch to a new can when it starts to not spray evenly then use those cans to do the sides
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:41 AM
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I beleive its made by the same company?(dont hold me to that though)
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:23 AM
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Thanks cowbell! Never completely rattle canned a vehicle before, thats some solid advice! I wont be able to do anything untill spring though... just too cold right now. Thanks again!
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:39 AM
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oh and paint dont paint it in direct sunlight
heres what i did to prep my truck i got some of those medium sanding sponges and went over all the paint then i cleaned it with some acetone and painted it
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:47 AM
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A friend of mine spray bombed the cab roof of his black Chevy truck which it is now fading again. It lasted about six years and he's ready to spray it again.

Years ago my brother purchased a 1950 Ford two door that was painted blue with a paint brush. It didn't look half bad either! Lol!
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:19 AM
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hahaha thats awesome! Like I said before, I am not goping to enter this for shows, I just want it to look good.
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