Stripping Paint

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JacobRutherford
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Stripping Paint

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Post by JacobRutherford » 13 Feb 2018, 12:08

My 70 Cougar's paint is starting to chip off since the previous paint job on it did not have primer under the paint and was just sprayed to the metal. I was wondering what materials I would need to start stripping the paint off and getting it ready for primer. Thanks.

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Post by BossElim69 » 13 Feb 2018, 14:27

Depends on how you want to strip the paint off? Chemical, sanding or media blast. if it's chipping off easy my suggestion first is to try a high pressure washer. You might peel a lot of it off with a washer.
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Post by DaveK » 13 Feb 2018, 14:41

Personally, I like chemical stripping. Not dust.

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Post by preaction » 13 Feb 2018, 15:28

First make a decision as to how much paint will be removed, 1 fender, 1 door or the whole car this would give you more info to make the best decision.
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Re: Stripping Paint

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Post by Midlife » 13 Feb 2018, 19:01

If it is peeling from bare metal, try a razor blade to remove most of the paint. It's non-toxic and cheap, but somewhat time-consuming. Try it first, and see how it goes.

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Post by JacobRutherford » 13 Feb 2018, 22:14

Going to start with just doing the hood first as that is where the chipping is the worst. Thanks for the replies. Any more recommendations would be appreciated.

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Post by BossElim69 » 14 Feb 2018, 06:31

Posting a picture of the peeling paint would help in guiding you in what direction to take (see link below). Make sure you use a etching or epoxy primer on bare metal as the first step before re-painting. The chipping paint could be from not using an activator in the paint causing it to chip easy.

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67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
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69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
2004 F250 diesel
2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
78 Ford F 150 Ranger
08 Cobalt SS

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