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Old 02-21-2004, 11:08 AM
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Would appreciate any recommendations, or suggestions for a product that will strip paint off plastic? Came across instrument cluster where the plastic bezel was painted black. Thought would check see if anyone had success w/ a particular brand, or alternative solution.

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Old 02-21-2004, 01:01 PM
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Even teh plastic only stippers generally cause problems w/ paint adhesion. I would go to a place where they sell reconditioned bumpers, like Veng or Keystone and see if they will strip it for you. You could try laquer thinner, but if you aren't carefull you will ruin the piece. You could also do it the long way and use 220/320 grit sand paper and take it off that way. Anything coarser than 220 may leave scratches in the plastic.
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Old 02-24-2004, 11:35 PM
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Thank you for the input,

Have a flex shaft set-up that i made up sometime ago. Ordered some mild stripping disc./wheels for plastic. Thought i would test on a scrap 65/66 cluster i have laying around.

Would not have thought of using mild abrasive. Looking forward to see how it works.

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I only suggested sandpaper because you wanted to remove all the paint from the piece, you still have to be careful to avoid putting scratches that you will see in the piece. I figure you can use sandpaper on bumper covers, why not an instrument cluster. Just be careful, if you push too hard you will leave an impression in the plastic that may not come out.
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Old 02-26-2004, 12:51 AM
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I have sandpaper to #3000 grit. Also felt bobs, and facer buffs. Ordered the compound for polishing plastic. Intend to try out on the damaged cluster. The flex shaft works great because of size not incline to apply excess pressure. If unable to find the right combination will not risk damaging the dash I intend to use. Thanks for word of caution.
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