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Complete Paint Strip - Rotissorie Resto

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Hey friends I just mounted my car on the rotisserie and want to strip it completely and get it in epoxy. When I say completely, I'm talking undercarriage, interior, engine bay etc. I had originally thought to take the car to a reputable media blaster in the Tulsa area, but they apparently have gone out of business. The more I read though, the more I'm thinking I don't want the body panels media blasted. I've read things here regarding stripping body paint with a heat gun and a razor blade, which I am going to try. If that fails, I may use aircraft stripper. These are body panels only. The undercarriage, interior, and engine bay may media blast with a friends cheap blaster. I guess what I'm looking for is a comprehensive guide to stripping the car, which would include specifics on addressing the metals after they have been stripped, as I will be taking the car to someone to apply the epoxy. I've looked here and am not finding any such thing, but suspect I may have overlooked it, as I find a similar thing for painting. Thanks!!!

BTW, this car was repainted years ago in lacquer.
 

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Barry

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I would never try to do inside and out with paint stripper, i could not began to guess how many hours you would have in this cleaning every square inch.
Me it would be blasted or dipped and i bet it would be cheaper and better than using stripper.
 
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I would never try to do inside and out with paint stripper, i could not began to guess how many hours you would have in this cleaning every square inch.
Me it would be blasted or dipped and i bet it would be cheaper and better than using stripper.
Yes, agree. I spoke with an individual yesterday whom will likely be blasting the car for me using plastic media. As to the aircraft stripper, was thinking exterior body panels only. Barry, are you the same Barry from SPI? If so, I have spoken with you a couple of times, not just via the forums but also the phone. Thank you for the many contributions you have made here and elsewhere (autobody 101 forums).

If I may, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have the car media blasted. I will then turn it over to my painter to prime it with SPI epoxy. It may be a week before I get it to him to prime. What do you recommend be done to the metal prior to spraying epoxy? I note only an 80 grit sanding with a DA, but don't see anything in regards to cleaning the metal. Advise and comments appreciated.

Thanks,

John Lindsay
 
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