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Offline GizmoDuck

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Stripping Side Covers
« on: May 31, 2015, 10:59:07 am »
Is there a chemical method to stripping the side covers that wont ruin the plastic?  Or do I just need sand paper and a lot of free time?

Offline Vinhead1957

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Re: Stripping Side Covers
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 05:35:20 pm »
I too have not found a chemical safe for the plastic. I used a small paint scraper the last time.  The paint is brittle and scrapes pretty easy but you need to be careful with the scrape ends to avoid digging in.

Offline knochgoon24

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Re: Stripping Side Covers
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015, 06:14:00 pm »
If you're just repainting, I would scuff and respray. If you're going to put nice paint on it, I'd get some reproduction ones and start there.
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Online calj737

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Re: Stripping Side Covers
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2015, 06:30:32 pm »
No chems. Just start with 80-120 grit and go from there.
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