Best way to remove paint from fiberglass hood

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  1. DKblue98GT

    DKblue98GT Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Cobra R hood from Craigslist and I want to strip the paint. I would like to use Aircraft stripper but I don't want to damage the hood. Anyone have any experience with this?

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    if its fiberglass or a poly hood then you ain't gonna use aircraft stripper. You would be better off sanding it down.
     
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    DO NOT USE AIRCRAFT STRIPPER.....

    You won't have a hood left!! Lol

    Gonna need some old fashioned elbow grease and some sandpaper. You could start with a da but I don't recommend it unless you are confident you have a steady hand and a good eye as you will leave high/low spots.

    Really you just need to get a couple sanding blocks and paper and go at it.


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    If the paint is sticking good then why strip it at all? Scuff, prime/seal, paint, clear.
     
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    I think this will be my best bet. I just wondered if anyone had an easier way.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    I remember seeing a post recently of an aircraft paint remover that was made for plastics and fiberglass, anyone know about this?

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    I have used a really weak paint stripper called citristrip that is slow enough it might work but I would still sand/scuff for my prep.
     
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    I will look for it. Thanks!
     
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    I searched their website, looks like they have a flexible plastic and a fiberglass version

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