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Too many layers of Paint......
I have a 1968 Mustang GT coupe, and it has been painted at least 4 times with different colors and never been properly stripped, so the paint is pretty thick. Im wondering what the best way is to take it down to bare sheet metal, a side grinder, heavey grit sand paper, lots of stripper or ???
posted: January 31, 2008
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I prefer to have everything soda blasted!
posted:  January 31, 2008
Find a local bead blaster and bring the entire body down to them. It will save your years of sanding!
posted:  February 1, 2008
You could always use media blasthing which would save the metal unerneath. Good luck!
posted:  February 2, 2008
I had the same problem in 99 and I was going to get soda blasting, but money was hard to find and well I decided to do it the hard way, I had 8 layers of paint to remove and I did it with stripper, dont laugh it worked I started in dec and by apirl I had my 52 merc down to steel , I did one panel at a time the roof first, then the hood then a door , you get the idea, just make sure you prime each part as you finish it. I got it down to steel and had to wash it with thinners, well I used xylene...It isnt a impossible task..My Merc came out beautiful and I'm damn proud of all my work...
posted:  July 23, 2009
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aircraft paint stripper works real nice. and the good thing about it , it does not hurt the metal. it takes longer but no worry of heat warpage. put blocks of wood down and cover with plastic to keep vapors in, it works better. make sure you put etching primer down afterwords.
posted:  December 25, 2010
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Ive used razor blades in a razor blade holder takes em right down just have to sand a little when done save alot on sandpaper Ive done a few cars that way and it saves alot on products do it a little it wii get easier when doing a bit will come off in strips can do a car in no time than if u dont get all the paint off use a little paint stripper
posted:  March 1, 2011
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Hi Harley

Soda Blasting !!! By far the best and quickest. Make sure all your glass is covered if still in vehicle, and if not make sure to block the material from getting inside vehicle as it makes a mess. Some people get carried away using this process. If using this process make sure the bare metal is prepped accordingly.

Good luck.
posted:  October 26, 2011
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