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Username Post: Help stripping paint        (Topic#361074)
longboard 
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05-22-20 10:19 AM - Post#2794481    

Howdy, I am trying to remove all the paint from my intake manifold. I've tried all the products in the picture, nothing worked. What I have left is a gooie mess which I can't paint. Aircraft paint remover is no longer available due to the EPA. Help Please! Thanks!

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66cayne 
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05-23-20 08:15 AM - Post#2794547    
    In response to longboard

is that a plastic manifold?



 
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05-23-20 09:14 AM - Post#2794548    
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Yes sir, some type of composite material. Pretty hefty. Any thoughts?

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05-23-20 11:30 AM - Post#2794555    
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the best way is a light media cabinet blasting. Here is a video that may help. power washer after you apply this stuff really helps. may need a small brush for the nooks and crannies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGmqkuMvxJc



 
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05-23-20 11:47 AM - Post#2794558    
    In response to 66cayne

It contains methylene chloride which was banned by the EPA in 2018 except for industrial uses. It's what was in aircraft paint stripper. I used it a lot, it really worked great, but you can only get a few cans via eBay.

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05-24-20 06:12 AM - Post#2794614    
    In response to longboard

Try some brake fluid. I know it will work on some paint.



 
wagonman100 
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05-24-20 07:38 AM - Post#2794625    
    In response to aghaga

You may be able to get some aircraft stripper from a body shop supply house. If they won’t sell to you, go to a local body shop and see if they will get you a can. I think even that has been reformulated because I heard our painter say the newer can he has does not work as well as the older stuff he had left over. Though I’m not sure about the effect the stripper will have on plastic.

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05-24-20 08:16 AM - Post#2794634    
    In response to longboard

I use Zip-Strip.

http://www.recochem.com/us/products/solvents_ clean...

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paulo57509 
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05-29-20 04:29 PM - Post#2795211    
    In response to longboard

Some people use Easy-Off oven cleaner to remove epoxy finishes from gun stocks. It might work in this case.

Back in the day, I used to soak stuff in a 5-gallon bucket of dirty carb cleaner. Stripped paint right off.

I too would be a bit concerned with the composite material being attacked by the chemical paint removers.

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06-18-20 11:41 AM - Post#2796666    
    In response to longboard

You can still purchase stripper with "DICHLOROMETHANE"

check out This Place
I recently purchased two 1 Gal canisters.

Here is another Product that still contains the GOOD STUFF. Can only be purchased at certain Jobbers.

BUT as others have mentioned, no idea how it would affect the composite plastic.

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