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I have been working on removing the undercoat crap from under the vette for some time now,and it is a slow nasty mess. A heat gun and putty knife work well,but is a slow process. Chemicals from Eastwood and kerosene work pretty good,but you wind up with a nasty tar like mess all over you and the floor. so i purchased a needle scaler today,and that sucker makes quick work of it. here is what i purchased http://www.ingersollrandproducts.com/IS/Product.aspx-am_en-392
 

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You always did like poking the hell out of thiings.
 

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You always did like poking the hell out of thiings.
:laughing: and now i can do it 4,000 times a minute. I bet Viagra cant even do that :surprised
 

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Why are you taking it off? Is it NCRS or a show car? :huh:
 

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Why are you taking it off? Is it NCRS or a show car? :huh:
well i do show the car. That stuff has been under there for 32 years now and looks terrible. when i had the motor out i stripped the front half of the frame and painted it and i want to paint the rest of the frame. It just looks better.
 

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The needle scaler is an awesome tool!

I worked in the shipyards for eight years while I was in high school and then while I was in college on breaks. We used the needle scalers from Ingersol Rand to strip paint off of barges and tug boats. Long tedious job on the big vessels, but the scalers worked better than anything else we tried. Make sure you don't hit any fiberglass with it or it will punch a hole before you know it.
 

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yea that tool would probably make a mess out of the glass panels real fast, i will have to rely on the heat gun and putty knife for that :thud:
 

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Probably too cold for this up there, but a 3500 or 4000psi pressure cleaner does a great job before or after the scaler. Will help in those tough to get spots like under the brake lines etc.
Works great on glass too as long as you don't hold it too close.
 

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Probably too cold for this up there, but a 3500 or 4000psi pressure cleaner does a great job before or after the scaler. Will help in those tough to get spots like under the brake lines etc.
Works great on glass too as long as you don't hold it too close.
I have a gas powered pressure washer and it works great for clean up,used it on the front half when i had the motor out. but with a temp of -6 this morning, i think i will wait for it to warm up a bit more before washing the frame down.
 
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