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Old 05-14-2002, 09:16 AM
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OK, the PO sprayed some black paint over practically all the chrome on my Wag and man that stuff is stuck. The only way I know that there's chrome under there is the black has peeled off in a few places. Now my question is: How can I get this black paint off without totally screwing up the chrome? I'm also not looking to buy a bunch of special tools or spend a lot of money in doing this So what do you suggest? -Zach

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Old 05-14-2002, 09:37 AM
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Paint stripper should be ok to use.
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Old 05-14-2002, 09:42 AM
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Any specific kind/brand?
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Any of the paint removers made by Kleen-Strip will work.
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Old 05-14-2002, 12:20 PM
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The slickest paint remover I've used is the orange citrus stuff. It stays wet for a long long time so you can scrap it off and reuse it (money saver). The last time I used it I was removing an under water friendly paint and it came right off. Another good part about it is that it's water cleanup and totally environmentally safe. Will not hurt your hands or lungs. Got mine at Wal-Mart but also seen it at K-Mart yesturday.

Oh almost forgot. I used it to clean black overspray off of a set of fog light crome housings. Worked great there also.
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Old 05-14-2002, 01:59 PM
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IS THE CHROME YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, IS IT ON YOUR FSJ NOW IF YOU DON'T WATCH,YOU'LL BE TAKING THE PAINT OFF THE BODY, IF YOU USE STRIPER NOW OVER SPRAY,YOU CAN USE STEEL WOOL,BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE YOUR TIME!.. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-14-2002, 03:17 PM
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You'd have to use an awfully awfully fine steel wool, though. I used one of the green Scotchbrite plastic pads to get bugs off the bumper once, and the chrome looked like A** ever after

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Old 05-14-2002, 04:13 PM
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I havve used some stuff called "Goof Off"--really. Works like a charm and easy, too. Got it in the paint department at Sears.
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Old 05-14-2002, 04:25 PM
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try brake fluid for a cheap-o stripper. I found out by accident it'll take paint right off.
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Old 05-15-2002, 04:26 AM
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The chrome is around the windshield and door windows. I'm not really worried about stripping the paint off the body considering it's primer gray I'm just worried about messing up the chrome. Any more ideas? -Zach
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Old 05-15-2002, 05:58 AM
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Sorry, no ideas. I just thought that a primered truck with lots of chrome would look sweet!
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Old 05-15-2002, 07:02 AM
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I THINK THE WINDSHEILD IS STAINLESS...AND THE OTHER IS ALUMINUM..STEEL WOOL WITH THINNER ...OR 24 GRIT ON AN AIR GRINDER WILL DO IT!!!!!!!!!!! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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brakleen or any brake cleaner might work i have also used aluminum foil crumpled up to get of minor overspray the foil is softer than the crome and didnt scratch it
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Old 05-15-2002, 08:17 AM
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ONE OTHER THING THE STEEEL WOOL I'M TALKING ABOUT,WOULD BE #00 STEEL WOOL!! NOT SOS PADS!!! [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-15-2002, 09:06 AM
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1. Orange stripper. (Hint: Water soluable)
2. 2" wide masking tape.
3. 1" paint brush.
4. Water hose.

The crome around all the windows is made of stainless steal or plated metal.

Mask area off, brush on stripper in shaded area, let stand for half hour, hose off. Done

Steel wool = elbow grease, wouldn't use it.
Break fluid = oily residue, wouldn't use it.
Goof Off = nasty smell+oil, wouldn't use it.

You done yet.
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Old 05-15-2002, 09:55 AM
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MAY BEEE DUCK TAPE WOULD WORK BETTER????...USES GUYS JUST DON'T LIKE MY STEEL WOOL IDEA!!! YOU COULD BE RIGHT!!! CAS I NEVER GET PAINT ON CHROME,CAS I REMOVE ALL CHROMEE BEFORE I PAINT!!
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Old 05-15-2002, 11:27 AM
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SO IF YOU WERE A "PO" THERE GEM YOU WOULDN'T OVER SPRAY EVERYTHING B4 YOU SOLD IT. THAT'S THE "PO" THING TO DO THESE DAYS.

"CHINGERED" = MESSING THE THREADS UP SO BAD THAT THEY CAN'T BE USED ANY LONGER. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 05-15-2002, 01:04 PM
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I think I'll give the Orange stuff a try sometime soon. Thanks for the input.. -Zach
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Old 05-16-2002, 09:03 AM
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Hey irbob, is the stuff you used called Citristrip? I was looking at Wally World today after school and that's the only orange stuff I found. Let me know, hopefully I'm going to be bringing out some chrome this weekend! Thanks -Zach
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Old 05-16-2002, 02:56 PM
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Yea that's the stuff. I just checked my shed to make sure b4 saying that. Here are some of the things listed on the lable:

-Industrial strength
-All purpose stripper that's easy to use
-No methylene chloride
-Stripes multiple layers
-Stays active for 24 hours
-For indoor use
-Originally developed for removing paint in auto industry paint booths
-Use chemical gloves not latex (oops didn't read that the first time) LOL
-Thick enough for virtical surfaces

If your going to hose it off I would use lots of water and wet the hole vehicle first so you don't strip anything that don't need stripping. It would probly be less messy if you used paper towels to wipe it off and finish up with a soapy bath. Not you...your rig. Happy stripping.
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