One of the large
projects many home hobbyists tackle is stripping paint. Paint can be
stripped by mechanical methods (sanding), chemicals, or media blasting.
Removing paint allows you to see what is hiding beneath the skin, and
my general rule is that if the paint is not original and not in sound
shape, I strip the vehicle to bare metal.
Throughout my various
projects, I've used chemical paint removers, media blasting, and sanding
with my angle grinder. My preference for removing paint on large panels
Cleaning and Stripping Disc System. This system allows you to quickly
remove multiple layers of paint and clean off rust. The cleaning disc
is more aggressive and leaves an 80-grit finish on metal, while the
stripping disc leaves a less-aggressive 320-grit finish.
This VW deck lid had original paint and a re-spray that was not in the
best of shape. To get it down to bare metal, I used the 4.5" system.
This allowed me to strip the outside of the deck lid to bare metal in
about 20 minutes. To protect the bare metal, I like to give a quick
rinse with Eastwood
Metal Wash which will help prevent flash rust for up to three weeks,
giving me time to put the piece in Eastwood
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