Author Topic: Fastback Interior Panel Paint Removal and Restoration  (Read 1608 times)

Offline DKutz

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Re: Fastback Interior Panel Paint Removal and Restoration
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2017, 10:01:58 PM »
The easy off worked ok for me on the none factory paint, but didn't remove the factory stuff.  I heard about citristrip from HD.  That did the trick and didn't take as long.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Citristrip-1-qt-Safer-Paint-and-Varnish-Stripping-Gel-QCG73801T/100208204?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1_rr-_-203112323-_-100208204-_-N
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Re: Fastback Interior Panel Paint Removal and Restoration
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2017, 01:08:56 PM »
Yeah, when I get pizza tonight (Pizza and a Movie Night!) I'm going to buy some Citristrip.

I could have built an engine in the time it takes to strip even one panel -- and I don't think it worked that well.
Bill
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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Fastback Interior Panel Paint Removal and Restoration
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2017, 04:15:00 PM »
Yeah, when I get pizza tonight (Pizza and a Movie Night!) I'm going to buy some Citristrip.

I could have built an engine in the time it takes to strip even one panel -- and I don't think it worked that well.
You will have to let us know how it works out in comparison. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Fastback Interior Panel Paint Removal and Restoration
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 10:30:54 PM »
I cannot tell a Lye (yup -- humor).

The Easy-Off yellow can w/lye, although slow, took off the incorrect semi-flat black that had been layered onto a previously blue, fastback side panel. I think the PO that painted my floors black also replaced these panels. Possibly due to speaker holes?
Anyway, the lye worked but it was fairly slow. Same with removing most of the original factory blue paint. Slow, had to do it multiple times, very stinky, but it worked ok in that I'm left with mostly a stained blue panel with excellent detail.

Then today, in an area I had previously stripped of the incorrect black,  I slathered on the Citristrip and covered it with plastic; then tried without. Then with heat; then without.
Finally let it sit for 6 hrs under plastic with a constant 95+ Deg worth of heat.

The Citristrip had previously removed all traces of the non-factory paint -- quickly. But it didn't touch, soften or do anything to the factory paint.  It made it really clean, but it removed nothing.

The pics, are in order. the original area, gooped and then after. And no, the final pic is not just a re-print of the first.

No lie, I'm back to Easy Off.

« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 10:34:03 PM by Bossbill »
Bill
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Offline DKutz

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Re: Fastback Interior Panel Paint Removal and Restoration
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2017, 11:40:09 PM »
Sorry, it worked for me...
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Re: Fastback Interior Panel Paint Removal and Restoration
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2017, 12:16:13 AM »
That's ok!

I can use it to remove the first layer as it works much better and faster than Easy Off.
I've got enough of both products to strip all of my remaining parts.
I've read that the early cars use a different paint type/process/glass than later cars.

Bob wanted me to report back, so these are only reporting MY findings as they apply to my situation and year.
Bill
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Offline DKutz

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Re: Fastback Interior Panel Paint Removal and Restoration
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2017, 12:37:47 PM »
the other option is a automotive stripper that is safe for bumpers.  I think you would have to get it at a paint store.
1965 Mustang Fastback 'A' Code, silver Blue Met, Med blue int. Auto, San Jose, 10/8/64 #1449**

Gone but not forgotten - 1996 Mustang GT