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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 14 Dec 2015 14:22 #55112

FishbonzWV wrote: Hi Carey, I admire your moxie for taking on this project, good for you!
That paint looks like it may just blow off with a pressure washer so try that first, then get some stripper to remove the rest. If you can't find Dad's, Klean Strip works well too.
Rob, 5 gallons? Really? She's not stripping the Titanic.
I went through 1 gal. stripping two layers inside and outside on the Ranger.


LOL. Never know. I might just find all kinds of stuff that needs paint stripping.

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 14 Dec 2015 13:42 #55108

Hi Carey, I admire your moxie for taking on this project, good for you!
That paint looks like it may just blow off with a pressure washer so try that first, then get some stripper to remove the rest. If you can't find Dad's, Klean Strip works well too.
Rob, 5 gallons? Really? She's not stripping the Titanic.
I went through 1 gal. stripping two layers inside and outside on the Ranger.
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 14 Dec 2015 13:39 #55107

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Good sign that you've contracted rivet-itis: getting up to check the site before work ;)

Have a great week.
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 14 Dec 2015 13:25 #55106

Attack from INSIDE the boat? Yes sir! Wonder why THAT never crossed my mind. Learning to think like an FCter!

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 14 Dec 2015 12:58 #55104

Dad's is the way to go. Buy a 5 gallon jug to start. I brushed it on, let it set up a bit, then pressure washed it off. Took 2 applications, then just some spot removal for three layers of paint.
PB Blaster may not work if the bolts are really rusted together, but worth applying. If you end up having to cut them off, try a sharp chisel under the nut and give them several whacks. If you don't have enough space to get the chisel flat and room to swing the hammer, use a dremal or grinder to remove the nut. Be careful not to touch the aluminum AND always attack from INSIDE the boat if possible.
You can do it Carey !!
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 14 Dec 2015 00:17 #55085

The fact that it is flaking off is a good sign. I have used Dad's and it is, like Jennings (Bikecop1) told you, wicked stuff. Works incredibly well. I had the paint blistering within 5 seconds. I used PLASTIC putty knives to remove the bulk of paint. I was dealing with at least 4 layers of paint with the top layer I believe was put on with their bare hands! I would recommend Dad's, just be careful with it. It will not affect the blue anodized finish either, BTW.

For those stubborn iron bolts, try getting a good penetrating oil like PB Blaster, Kroil, for example and go out and give each bolt a squirt every other day during the week, it will help break them free after a few applications.
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 13 Dec 2015 23:59 #55083

Oh Boy! That sounds like a fun weekend activity to get some eyes rolling. May have to schedule it and send everyone away for no interruptions.

Yes I would like to see it in its original blue anodized color. There are a few spots where the white paint has already flaked off and it is beautiful shining through.

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 13 Dec 2015 23:09 #55078

Carey, to get the paint off i have found that Dad's stripper, available from ace hardware, really gets the job done. It sprays as a liquid but gels up and attacks the paint. Let it sit for about10 minutes then hit it with a pressure washer. For stubborn areas you can spray it on and scrub it with a scotch brite pad. HERE IS THE WARNING. THIS IS SOME WICKED STUFF. DONT USE IT WHEN THE WIND IS BLOWING. WEAR PANTS AND A LONG SLEVE SHIRT. USE CHEMICAL GLOVES IF SCRUBBING. WEAR PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR. IT BURNS IF YOU GET IT ON YOU. BUT IT REALLY WORKS GOOD.
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That^^^ is assuming you want to leave the blue anodizing. If you want shiny or bare aluminum process is different

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Pressure washer
Paint Stripper
Pressure washer
3M scrub pads and stripper
Pressure washer

Repeat as necessary

Sanding can scar the aluminum, so can wire wheels (stainless or brass, NOT steel)
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