HI all, I am doing a resto on my 72 HQ coupe and the ID tags are painted. I am afraid to use paint stripper as it would probably eat the aluminum. I tried fine emery, but it would wear the details off before the paint. About ten years ago an old machinery resto bloke told me if you soak parts in bread and water it will remove paint. Tried that, didn't work. I can't remember the exact date he told me this, but I'm sure it was in April. Could a heat gun do it?
Hi Colin. Heat & aluminium don`t go hand in hand. So steel wool & cutting compound or soft copper wire brush.Clears the paint off & gives it a nice shine. Or paint thinners as is most common & your steel wool to finish off. gordon
Queenstown Tasmania. 1948/52 Mercury Teardrop. 1959 Phase III Vanguard Vignale.
Hi , at your industrial paint store you can purchase paint stripper that does not eat alloy . it is used on aircraft etc ,i did a whole caravan ,an old Valiant , a few years ago . sorry i cannot recall the name of the product .
Its hot up here. 1960 Pontiac Catalina wagon 1960 Pontiac Bonneville sports coupe 1965 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible 1963 Sunliner
The product the gents are alluding to is PPG Aerospace Eldorado PR-5044 Peroxide-Activated Stripper which you can get from PPG in Tullamarine in VIC. Comes in 5 gal containers - will take anything off and is used for stripping clear coat off aircraft, but is also widely used in Airstream circles as a stripper before polishing.
The Blue Flyer - 1951 Homemade Bondwood
Chryssi - 1966 VC Valiant Safari
The Seeshell - 1969 Olympic Riviera (deceased)