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Old 03-27-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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Paint Stripper for Plastic Parts?

I have some plastic parts (R1100GS beak/rear fender) that I need to strip and repaint. I know some chemicals will melt/soften certain types of plastic and I'd like to avoid that particular issue. What chemical strippers are safe for use on these plastics?

Thanks for any info.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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I wouldn't use chemicals, they can leach into the plastics and cause problems. If the paint on it now isn't lifting or any other problem there is no need to strip it just sand it for adhesion. I'm in auto body and you don't strip old paint unless there's a problem with it. If the paint is sticking good then its a good base to paint from and will be less chance of lifting then if you strip it to bare plastic.
If your going to seal it then base coat scuff the old paint down with 320grit or there abouts and if your going to spray base coat strait onto it sand it with 500grt, biggest thing is to sand any shiny paint till dull so the new paint has small scratches to adhere to.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:05 AM   #3
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I agree with RiverRat280, don't remove the paint unless it's failing. Scuff the old paint up with 320 grit until it's dull. Then I like to shoot a coat of epoxy primer, mainly because it sticks like crazy to anything and gives a strong chemical bond with the following paint without further sanding needed. Then I either shoot base/clear or I might shoot some high build 2k primer if the surface needs sanding/leveling first.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:44 AM   #4
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I appreciate the advice, but this paint needs to come off. It's bubbled, flaking and peeling. No amount of sanding will work unless I wanted to wear out my elbow and sand it all down to the plastic. I'm trying to skip that step if possible.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:56 AM   #5
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Not a painter or body guy, but like you I'am going to try to be. If you have new factory decals with clear coat, is it o.k. to sand litely with out removing and spay?
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Walnut shell blasting. Seriously. The shells wont's hurt it as long as you move it around.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:43 PM   #7
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plastic stripper

They have a plastic/soft parts paint stripper...think automotive bumpers. Here is a product link.

http://www.kleanstripauto.com/autocatalog.pdf
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:06 AM   #8
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They have a plastic/soft parts paint stripper...think automotive bumpers. Here is a product link.

http://www.kleanstripauto.com/autocatalog.pdf
+1 ...Beat me to it. I have a can I was going to take a pic of
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