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#1 2012-11-19 5:19pm

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Removing Powdercoat

What products do you suggest to use on powdercoat? I know I read it here somewhere, but I can't find it.

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#2 2012-11-19 5:22pm

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Re: Removing Powdercoat

Wouldn't it be paint remover?


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#3 2012-11-19 5:24pm

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Re: Removing Powdercoat

Aircraft stripper.
Paint remover will work eventually, but it's a beeeeeotch

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#4 2012-11-19 5:25pm

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Re: Removing Powdercoat

anything that will work fairly easily?

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#5 2012-11-19 5:28pm

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Re: Removing Powdercoat

DEADREAPER649 wrote:

anything that will work fairly easily?

vms answered your question.
aircraft stripper . it is the easiest to obtain and probably the cheapest route.
or pay some one to sand blast it. or ultra expensive powdercoat stripper.

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#6 2012-11-19 5:30pm

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Re: Removing Powdercoat

i heard spray on gasket remover works but never tried it

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#7 2012-11-19 5:38pm

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VMS Motorsports wrote:

Aircraft stripper.
Paint remover will work eventually, but it's a beeeeeotch

any particular brand of aircraft stripper?

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#8 2012-11-19 5:54pm

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That is the brand. It is called aircraft stripper

http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/klean-s … Qgod1nIAFg

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#9 2012-11-19 5:55pm

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I had a frame that I tried all that stuff- gasket remover was the best -  but I ended up taking it to a local powder coater-  he dipped in B17  and that was it-  20 dollars later my frame did not have  any paint or primer -   well worth the money and the headache


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#10 2012-11-19 6:26pm

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#11 2012-11-19 7:34pm

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The old gasket remover was banned but worked perfectly. Any paint stripper will work. Powder is really noting but powdered paint. It's a dried, powder material that is baked on, paint is the same material suspended in solvents. Once dried, its the same material, just way thicker. Thats my basic, non-scientific understanding of it. I stripped an entire frame with aircraft stripped in my basement. It came right off. Is wrinkled up like pig skin and fell off in sheets.


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#12 2012-11-19 10:26pm

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Tip for people hunting for aircraft stripper, check Auto Zone. I struck out looking at the normal places and after giving up, found it at Auto Zone and the Advance Auto Parts, too.


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#13 2012-11-20 5:00am

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If your using Klean-Strip Aircraft Remover just make sure you are using it in the recommended temp range, I tried it outside on a day when it was about 45F and it did not go well @ all.  http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=465062

Cold day, aircraft stripper and thick paint equals this.....
http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb452/duganc1717/IMAG0761.jpg



http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/images/Product/large/12814.jpg

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#14 2012-11-20 11:09am

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i tried the spray-on stripper and t wouldn't touch the powder. the gooey stuff in the tin worked well.


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#15 2012-11-20 3:44pm

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Re: Removing Powdercoat

butlerglc wrote:

That is the brand. It is called aircraft stripper

http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/klean-s … Qgod1nIAFg

There are different brands of Aircraft Stripper.
I used this stuff, and it worked, but was a lot of work.

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/mohara1212/Skyway010-1.jpg


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#16 2012-11-21 12:49pm

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Dont get me wrong. I like to use a good stripper once in a while (haha) but Why not just use an angle grinder with a wire wheel to remove powder coat.  It seems like it would be faster and less dangerous than using a chemical stripper.

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#17 2012-11-21 2:34pm

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Re: Removing Powdercoat

if its abrasive enough to remove the power it may take some detail out of the welds or scratch the metal

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#18 2012-11-21 2:58pm

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angle GRINDER?? neutral Use stripper! smile


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#19 2012-11-21 4:33pm

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I just restored a 1960' s tablesaw that had a lot of rust, chipped paint,  and scratch marks.  I used an angle grinder and a metal wire wheel to remove the paint to bare metal.  It did not chip the welds of the cabinet.  It left some light abrasive marks and swirls but after I primed and painted it, the tablesaw cabinet looked brand new (not trying to toot my own Horn but beep beep).
I'm thinking the same process will work for a bike.
I'm going to Try this process on my bike because those chemical strippers are very dangerous. I don't trust them.

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#20 2012-11-21 5:31pm

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Yeah, stripper is the way to go.

Flying paint from a wire wheel sounds far more dangerous. Do you think stirper will explode? Just use some thin rubber gloves and you'll be golden.  I actually stripped my powder coated frame on my basement carpet simply on a big piece of cardboard. The carpet was expensive and I an anal about that sort of thing. Stripper is so easy and so safe...

and I had it down to bare metal in under an hour with zero sanding. I just wiped it down with laquer thinner when done. I used the spray on type. Put it on heavily. I used to use gasket remover but you can't find it any more.

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#21 2012-11-21 6:07pm

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No,  i know it wont explode........Did you ever read the warning on the back of a can of paint stripper? The entire back of a can is a warning label...use in ventilated area, .......breathing can cause cancer, .......may burn skin wash immediately if get on skin.
I don't know using this stuff in general makes me a little nervous. I don't know about using this stuff indoors. That seems a little crraaazzzy.

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#22 2012-11-21 7:32pm

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Re: Removing Powdercoat

jstawz1 wrote:

No,  i know it wont explode........Did you ever read the warning on the back of a can of paint stripper? The entire back of a can is a warning label...use in ventilated area, .......breathing can cause cancer, .......may burn skin wash immediately if get on skin.
I don't know using this stuff in general makes me a little nervous. I don't know about using this stuff indoors. That seems a little crraaazzzy.

Yep, it's completely crazy. DO NOT ever use paint stripper. Everything is known to cause Cancer...."in California". roll

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#23 2012-12-02 6:55pm

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I have a blast cabinet that i blast all my parts in takes the powder right off and doesnt take any metal off. I use crushed glass to blast with. I stay away from the strippers to many chemicals in them and messy.

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#24 2012-12-02 6:59pm

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#25 2013-04-25 7:13pm

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Yup, I just tried to remove the powder coat from my Dia Compe brake parts and the spray on aircraft stripper and it did not work at all.  The powder coat just laughed at it!  Actually I think it even gave it a shine!  I think I'm just gona take it to a local body shop and have it blasted.  By-pass the hassle.


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