I think by
few of you know that I
restore and build older cars. Mainly Oldsmobile's but I dabble in just
about everything. I am doing this write up for all you guys who are
thinking about painting your Jeeps or doing touch up work on just about
anything. Instead of spending hours and hours of sanding, scraping, and
peeling - you can use DeKote paint stripper available from the Eastwood Company
This is one of the better ones out there, but not the only one. This is
probably one of the easier ones to use. Its a one part deal. No mixing
of this and that.... Plus DeKote looks like Ghostbusters slime - the
This product does not
Chloride, however you should always take appropriate safety precautions.
need to start by
cleaning off the painted area you are going to be stripping. Make sure
you have plenty of air space around you because the smell of this stuff
needs to get out away from you. Otherwise you'll be higher than a kite.
an old paint brush
and start applying it generously. Let the first coat dry for about 30
minutes and then apply a second coat but this time slop it on. Make it
much heavier and thicker than the first coat. This is where the
chemicals really start to do their job.
thing I like about
DeKote is that its easy to use, no dangerous vapors, can be cleaned up
with water, and it does all the work for you.
This is a roof shot off the stripper already on. It paints on very easy
and make sure you get even coverage.
is the trunk lid
with a second coat applied. Make sure you don't get any on ya' and wear
gloves just in case.
funny to watch some
of the bugs land on this stuff. The smell attracts them and when they
land on it dissolves their legs and they just kind of melt into the
stuff. Its way cool......!!
some tools used...
- Couple of good putty knifes.
- Hand sander (plainer style)
- Power sander
- Wire Brush for heavy nasty spots
- & Air sander (Dual Action if
in all the job went
smooth. Make sure you coat it on plenty thick and allow 3-4 hours of
dry time before you go at it with a putty knife. After you get the
paint off go at it with a 180-220 grit sand paper on either of the
sanders (air, hand, etc...) just to smooth it out and clean it up a
bit. The paint actually comes right off. Much easier than sanding your
Knee high in old nasty paint chips - CoreyXJ