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So I started the ambitious project of removing the undercoating off the Scamp. It's pretty easy so far heating up the undercoating and scraping it off, just time consuming. My question is what do you guys use to finish the job. Meaning that little bits that are left need to come off, what type of cleaner do you use? Brake clean seems to work okay, but you get light headed pretty quick laying on your back. Is there any type of de-greaser that works best? Some type of wipe on, wipe off stuff?

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Brian
 

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I heated and scraped, and then used mineral spirits for the residue, takes it off pretty easy but need some ventilation for the fumes....
 

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Just did that this last weekend. Used heat gun and scraper. Cleaned the reside off with paint brush cleaner from walmart. Worked well and was cheap. Had the smell and oily feel of naptha.
 

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I was thinking of using paint thinner, I have a can of actetone I use to clean parts off before I powdercoat them. Maybe I will try that with a soft bristle brush and see how it goes. I wish I didn't scratch the paint in some areas because it is perfect, not even a speck of surface rust. Thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming!
 

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i chipped, scraped, swore a few hundred times then used a wire wheel then i am now finnishing it off with a sand blastter

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I used a propane torch and a scraper, followed up with lacquer thinner . Opened up garage doors and put a fan behind my head to blow the fumes away.
 

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TORCHED AND SCRAPED AND AS FAR A RESIDUE GOES USED SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF THINER BUT FOUND THAT A DETAILING BRISTLE BRUSH WORKED GOOD. KIND OF FELT LIKE CLEANING FLOORS WITH A TOOTH BRUSH. OH YEAH LOTS OF VENTILLATION OTHERWISE YOU THINK THE CAR STARTS TO FLOAT OFF ;D
 

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A couple of pictures of my progress. This is about 5hrs of work.

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call people you know to come over and help. lol lol lol lol lol
 

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Damn.  I wish I knew how and had the equipment to paint.  That looks awsome.
I was thinking using the eastwoods rust encapsulator and their 60-70% gloss black.    I bought some paint stripper and a sos pad, but it brought it down to bare metal too easy.  I am tring to keep the factory paint on as much as possible.  Progress is going along pretty good. The driverside is scraped and cleaned.  Half of the passengerside is done.  I wish I didn't do so many burnouts though, hitting all that rubber in the wheel wells doesn't smell to great the second time being burned.
 

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jet-taz said:
call people you know to come over and help. lol lol lol lol lol
Dont call me, thats one job i wont do for any body but myself. I did the gas tank on the Mrs. duster, that was enough of that for a while.

Whats with the color quality---its orange not butterscotch?

--chad
 
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