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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 09:12 PM
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Re: Unsightly Under Coating

FYI anyone trying to take the easy way out by using chemical products like Eastwood undercoat remover. It doesn't work for this type of undercoat, I know cause I tried.


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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 08:52 AM
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FYI anyone trying to take the easy way out by using chemical products like Eastwood undercoat remover. It doesn't work for this type of undercoat, I know cause I tried.
when I cleaned up the firewall on my '64 Mercury, I used oven cleaner to soften up the sealer, then hit it with a plastic putty knife. Worked great! I don't think its the same as undercoating but worked so well it might be worth a try on the undercoating.

a couple things to remember:
1. use eye protection and a respirator. Also wear rubber gloves! This stuff is nasty.
2. I tried several kinds and found the EasyOff original works best. No cheapo store brands, no scented kinds

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Great stuff, I just finished doing the belly of my beast and fenderwells etc, at least up to the Trans.

I found the undercoat scrapped off easier without heat as well. One tool I found a huge help, and not as noisy and dangerous was an 80 grit abbrasive wheel (one of those composite things), put that on a die grinder and have at it. It made quick work of the old sealer and paint, took it to bare metal in no time without a lot of scratching you get with a cup brush. Also safer, no wires flying around. I throttled my die grinder back to keep the RPM down.

I didnt go with the bed liner, I found Rustoleum black Satin is awesome, worked well over the POR 15. Not a flat paint, but not a sheen, and less texture. Put on the cheesy hand gun attachment and lay on your back and shoot it.

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Excellent tech help man I just finish my front inner wheel fenders. They came out great and now I'm doing the rear.
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FYI anyone trying to take the easy way out by using chemical products like Eastwood undercoat remover. It doesn't work for this type of undercoat, I know cause I tried.

Ok update... I gave it another go around after burning through some 60 grit roloc discs.... and it works pretty good. It seems once you break the top layer it can penetrate. After that I found a wire brush cup on an angle die grinder blows it right off (surprisingly the $2 HF packs hold up real well got about an hour on the cup and it still looks pretty new). It's able to easily get into all the nooks and crannys you cant get into with a putty knife.

Note: there was no way in hell it was coming off without grinding previously, it ate wire brushes like there was no tomorrow.

It is incredibly messy though. I recommend wearing a full tyvec suit, full face shield, and p100 respirator, and the standard gloves and safety glasses. If it gets on your skin it's nontoxic but says it can cause irritation although it had no effect on me and I had it everywhere face, arms, neck, inside my ears with no reaction.


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