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Old 12-28-2010, 07:23 AM
nauss85 nauss85 is offline
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Default Re: Clean OLD spray paint off

You know the "vibrating sanders they have (also have attachments to cut and grind)? The body of it is like and angle grinder...I got one for xmas, and it came with a 60 and a 90 grit. I think they are too course to take the flames off and leave the oem paint underneathe. what grit do you guys recommend to take off the painted flames and leave the paint under it? can it be done?
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: Clean OLD spray paint off

I know this is an old thread but ive used Brakleen brake cleaner in the past on stuff and it will take off spray paint like nobodys business with out ruining the paint.
I buy it at Autozone and make sure you get the green can and not the red.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:06 PM
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Since the truck only cost you $150, I recommend 1 grit sand paper:

Seriously, if it were my truck, I would just sand the whole thing down (not caring about the clear coat or OEM paint) and rattle can it. There's no sense in trying to save the OEM under the painted flames.
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