front nose repair n paint

Exterior Body and Trim

  1. mopops

    mopops Well-Known Member

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    82 mirada front rubber nose can u use paint stripper on it and for the thin plastic chrome pieces, mine r faded n could be replaced --whats everybody doing to get this ready for repaint? tks mopops
     
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    Is it original paint on it, or has it been repainted before. There was a paint stripper for plastic and softer parts out, but it was not very good. If you have a repaint over the original paint you can use regular stripper, but you ha e to be very careful and pay close attention to it to clean it off before going all the way through.

    I have heard of people using brake fluid to remove the paint with good results. It has to be non-synthetic DOT 3 for good results. It is very messy, and also needs to be closely watched. It need to be very t thoroughly cleaned afterwards. I have used it to strip model cars and old toys in the past successfully.
     
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    been repainted tks
     
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    Stripping flexible parts is hit and miss, I've seen it destroy parts and make them unusable. If I was working on a part that was not available I would use a media blaster for the detail work to remove paint and sand the rest. Its better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    ok thanks, have your replaced the plastic chrome strips