64vette said:I've always been told that stripping a Vette with chemical stripper is not a good idea. The stripper gets into the fibreglass and then comes out after the paint is applied, sometimes months later.
I know a guy that has stripped several solid axle cars and a couple of mid-years and all he used is a razor blade!!!
Claims he can strip the complete car in 40 hours. Sounds like an awful lot of work to me but he claims its actually pretty easy to do, and he doesn't have to worry about potential problems with chemical stripper.
As far as soda blasting is concerned, I think this is the best way to strip glass, especially and only if you have a guy doing it that is used to working with fibreglass. I had the hardtop for my '64 soda blasted before paint and the results were great. The guy that did it could literally remove the paint one layer at a time, and had done fibreglass work before. Only way to go IMHO.
Another method that is used around here by some shops is blasting with plastic pellets. The claims are the same as with soda, but I friend of mine had a deck lid done with it and said that the pellet blasting resulted in a rough glass surface that required a ot of prep work prior to paint.
Your right on there Brian, I have stripped a car with razor blades and it does work great, and you are right, you don't have to worry about potential problems. I have also seen what the plastic pellets do, it leaves a rough surface. Baking soda in the wrong hands will leave a rough surface also. The two choices I would use is first time permitting use the razor blade second the baking soda. :thumbsup: Chemical stripping:spanked:
Go to home depot and buy a box of blades it's cheaper that way along with the razor holder and just get under the first layer and start peeling it. Don't use the blade when it starts to get dull replace it. Let us know how you make out.ChiMan said:Thanks all, going to try the razor methods as some of the paint is already chipped, if that doesn't go good, off to soda blast.