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Title: removing paint from rubber snubbers
Post by: 67gta289 on May 28, 2013, 07:01:37 PM
Any suggestions on removing paint from rear axle rubber snubbers, while not damaging the rubber? From a ~1981 "restoration". See pic. 

I don't see any part numbers on them.

Also I've included a picture of the center snubber, with part # C4DA-4002A date code? FK 34.

Thanks John
Title: Re: removing paint from rubber snubbers
Post by: carlite65 on May 28, 2013, 07:04:31 PM
i have bead blasted stuff like that, then used a rubber/vinyl treatment.
Title: Re: removing paint from rubber snubbers
Post by: J_Speegle on May 28, 2013, 07:54:12 PM
If the paint was put on lightly (if heavy you can often just chip it off) I've soaked them in degreaser and the paint would fall off. After have put them in a vibrator with ground corn husk or used a weatherstrip rejuvenator rub on the surface then place the whole thing in a zip lock bag for a few days.
Title: Re: removing paint from rubber snubbers
Post by: caspian65 on May 28, 2013, 08:47:16 PM
Lacquer thinner rag or paint stripper will also work.
Title: Re: removing paint from rubber snubbers
Post by: 67gta289 on May 28, 2013, 08:55:08 PM
Thanks for all of the suggestions. 
Title: Re: removing paint from rubber snubbers
Post by: JKWilson on May 29, 2013, 12:00:45 AM
I've used naphtha and a rag in the past. The naphtha isn't as an aggressive as most other petroleum based products and leaves rubber looking really nice.
Title: Re: removing paint from rubber snubbers
Post by: 1967 eight barrel on April 01, 2016, 03:25:10 AM
I am aware this is an old post, but is still relevant search wise. I had the same issue with my '67 Shelby's snubbers, and axle rebound bumpers. Available at wood working shops there is a soy based paint stripper from Rocker. I simply put it on them and left them in a container overnight. It worked perfectly without making the rubber soft. Then I used a product called back to black, which is a restoration product for black trim on vehicles that have turned to gray. They looked new. This DOES NOT attack the rubber.


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http://www.rockler.com/how-to/remarkable-rockler-reviews-soy-gel-paint-and-urethane-remover/