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stripping a corvette

#1
stripping corvettes became big in the 70's. by then most corvettes had been repainted at least once if not more. kemstrip aircraft stripper was the rage. used widely around the country. later in the 80's we started noticing the bonding seams were showing and cars that looked good would have bubbles along the seam . old age and just normal many of us thought.
what i feel was happening was the stripper was attacking the bonding agents and causing this. i also found that any paint / primers/ fillers left on the car would cause a multitude of problems later on. solvents in the stripper would penetrate the fillers or primer just as it was designed to do . problem was there was no way to get it out of the filler. cleaning the surface did nothing for the solvents trapped in the filler. welcome to the world of bubble .
i have not used it since the late 70's . many still do and that is fine . but think about this. brake fluid or a/c oil will migrate all the way through the glass. it is porous and will soak up anything. not like gel coat there is no barrier.

this is just food for thought and worth just what you paid for it.
 
#5
i have a blasting set up but a razor blade and heat gun works fine. i blast the older vettes to get to good glass.
 
#6
i just recently spent some time watching youtube videos on stripping a corvette . god what a nightmare . they need an editing function . i saw more ways to NOT do it than correct ways. especially with a razor blade. few blasting horror shows but some really bad blade work .