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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 03:19 PM

While washing the sears I notice some paint came off. Is there anything that would possibly take the green off but leave the original paint?

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 04:28 PM

With some mild paint stripper I got some more off. The fenders, hood, and engine will need repainted. It does low close to cat yellow.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 04:51 PM

A pressure washer may take a whole bunch of that moss of there! Might have to bleach it to keep the green from coming back though! :bigrofl:

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:06 PM

Lol. What could I soak these parts in to remove the paint? I've got no rust to deal with.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:24 PM

Good luck with this one...you can try compressed air, but it is a 'crap shoot' at this point, I'm pretty sue it is gonna be a blast and repaint job...

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 07:13 PM

It always sucks when somebody does a paint job with out any prep on the original paint. You maybe could try using a razor blade on the flat areas to scrape/remove the "moss". Hold the blade almost flat on the surface and try to work it under the paint edge. Only down side to this is you'll have scratch marks on the original paint. Just watch out you don't slice yourself open, them blades are sharp!
I've spent many hours scraping paint off vehicles cussing the guy who sprayed the paint without sanding the surface.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 08:13 PM

Spray some oven cleaner on the green areas, let it bubble, and hit it quick with the presure washer. Should bring off most of the green over coat. Just don't let it sit too long, so that it doesn't eat down into the yellow base coat. I would trust using the oven cleaner more than the paint stripper. Good luck!
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Posted October 23, 2012 - 02:16 PM

The oven cleaner idea would work but it is highly caustic. That means any residue that stays in seams will eat away at the underlying steel. There is a VERY high chance that the green paint is a rattle can enamel. The yellow is most likely a higher grade paint with a higher chemical resistance. Wet the surface with carb cleaner and let it dry. The green paint will wrinkle and brush right off with a stiff paint brush. You will probably have to reapply for stubborn spots, maybe even scrub a place or two. Just be careful not to scrub while the surface is wet or tacky.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 04:52 PM

Sometimes a heat gun will bring a layer of paint off at a time.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:56 PM

The paint is messed up enough im unable to save it. She'll get a repaint this weekend.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 06:02 PM

Sorry to hear that, but atleast the out come will be better.




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