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Stripping 35 year old paint

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  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: Tehachapi, CA
Stripping 35 year old paint
Posted by PatrickN on Monday, September 2, 2019 9:09 PM

Attached you will find a very sad example of my skills from 35 years ago. Not only did the white yellow (or maybe the clear) but it also crazed. And the paint was done by hand.

So now I want to strip, repaint and redecal this old Alfa Romeo 179C driven by Mario Andretti. My wife loves Mario so it would be very cool! I did see this car run at the first 
Las Vegas Grand Prix in 1980. It was a dog but it was there!

Any suggestions on the best way to strip this old paint job?

"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."- Groucho Marx



  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:15 AM

I used Purple Power or Super Clean (can't remember which) to strip paint off a '66 Plymouth Fury that I buils in 1966.  I worked quite well with just a little bit of toothbrushing to clean some of the indentations.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!


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