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  • #13705

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Looking to strip the paint from a chassis.  Is this possible without taking it to a shop to do?  Just want the frame down to the bare metal.

    #13725

    tony zambos
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    Many years ago, used a chemical paint stripper designed to remove paint form aircraft purchased from an auto parts store.  Many not be able to buy anything that strong any more.  If I would do it now, would take it somewhere and have some sort of media blaster remove the paint.

     

    #13848

    Tim Koyen
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    Aircraft stripper is the best thing to use for removing powdercoat yourself.  Use outdoors and wear gloves.

    #13973

    Chris Reinhardt
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    Keith, if you’re going to get it powder coated, they’ll have to sandblast it anyway.  Talk to the powder coat guy and ask if he can blast the frame or send to where they have it done…

    BTW Plug here, Anthony Bros. in New your do a great job on powder coating and are very reasonable…..

    CR

    #14066

    Keith Bridgeman
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    I don’t plan on repainting it.  I want the bare metal look.  Its a Trackmagic frame and its just going on the wall.

    #14289

    Larry Andrews
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    If you want to see the original metal surfaces/ weld HAZ then you probably want to avoid media blasting and also avoid using anything besides white scotchbrite to loosen the coating.  (yes, this will be frustrating)  Also might be a good idea to throw down some good 2-part clearcoat once you get the frame cleaned off so the steel doesn’t rust too quickly.

    -la  (metal finishing guy way back when…)

    #14355

    Chris Reinhardt
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    Delete, quote button still not working……

    #14356

    Chris Reinhardt
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    I saw an Anderson chassis that was clear powder coated, you could see all the brazing and welds, it looked cool. That’s the way I would go….

    BTW If it’s painted now, then I would assume it’s been already media blasted…..

    CR

    OK I give up on trying to quote somebody!!!!!!

    #14607

    Steve O’Hara
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    Mar-Hyde Tal-Strip II Aircraft Coating Remover is the best stuff you’ll find for stripping paint from a kart frame if you can find it. I used to buy it from Kragen Auto Parts. May not be able to get it from an auto parts store these days… it is nasty stuff!  Aircraft Spruce might be a source.

    The aerosol can version is fantastic but be very careful to use in a well ventilated area with no breeze and wear gloves and clothing that cover all skin. I used the stuff to strip a Tony chassis and it lifted the factory coating off with ease.

    Steve O’Hara

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