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Paint removal.. anyone try this??

While looking to repaint my tins I came across this paint removal process.
http://www.328studios.com/blogstuff/paint/easyoff.htm

Thought I would give it a try.. anyone ever use this method?
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While looking to repaint my tins I came across this paint removal process.
http://www.328studios.com/blogstuff/paint/easyoff.htm

Thought I would give it a try.. anyone ever use this method?
Looks doable and cheap enough for a bike ,but I would be careful with the side covers since they are not metal.




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My side covers are chrome plastic.. gonna leave those Chrome...the fenders and tank I am going black with and I have a nice set of decals to put on before I clear coat.
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While looking to repaint my tins I came across this paint removal process.
http://www.328studios.com/blogstuff/paint/easyoff.htm

Thought I would give it a try.. anyone ever use this method?
Nope. I have always used the stuff in a can you brush on. It's a gel so it does don't run off and costs maybe a bit more than oven cleaner .... But won't burn your skin off.

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what kind of stuff KM?...the new tank I have has the 1986 decals on it.. will that stuff take those off too.. or am I looking at some sanding and whatnot?
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X2 to KM. I like the gel type because of that very reason.
You can buy a good paint stripper at any auto parts store. Myself I use aircraft stripper, it seems to be the strongest.
I use Xylene to take off decals. We used it to thin paint and to clean with.
I worked at a paint shop in Boise a few years back, and we always went to Sherwin Williams to get our stripper, but I can't remember the name of it.
As for the plastic side covers, I'm not sure if the stripper will react with them. I will have to research that.
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Where did you get those decals clock? Do they have those in any other colors?
Those are nice.
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Thanks for the info guys.
this is the place I got the decals from
http://home.comcast.net/~tpbiker1/Custom2.htm
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most thinners will soften the plastic! best id just scuff them good and reprimer them then paint as usual!
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Good info dusty. I wasn't sure if any kind of stripper could be used or not on the plastic. I always worked with metal in the paint shop because it was a custom shop that only worked with office furniture, and we used an electrostatic system to paint with.
I know plastic can be a bear to work with.
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