Hello : Stripper

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Shayne Harris

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Hello,

My name is Shayne, and I have elected to join your list after searching for
an Amphicar project without success for over two years. I currently reside
in Western Australia, where the nearest known Ampicar is only 4700km away,
something I need to remedy.

STRIPPER

On the topic of strippers, I personally find gel based strippers the best.

It is important to note that the nasties generally evaporate quite quickly
from the gel and performance can be markedly increased by covering the whole
area with glad wrap (plastic film for covering food). This prevents the
nasties evaporating and gives them more time on the paint. Most of the
paint and stripper comes off with the film, which is cleaner and decreases
burns.

When stripping inside cavities (OF STEEL ONLY), I like the time honoured
tradition of a molasses bath. I use a 400 litre container filled with a
molasses mix. It very slowly (say over a month) and very gently removes all
rust and softens all paint, quick hit with a high pressure hose and vola.

cheers

shayne
Aus
(still in search of a project)
 
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WB6WSN

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----- Original Message -----
From: Shayne Harris
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 4:52 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Hello : Stripper


Hello,

My name is Shayne, and I have elected to join your list after searching for
an Amphicar project without success for over two years. I currently reside
in Western Australia, where the nearest known Ampicar is only 4700km away,
something I need to remedy.

STRIPPER

On the topic of strippers, I personally find gel based strippers the best.

It is important to note that the nasties generally evaporate quite quickly
from the gel and performance can be markedly increased by covering the whole
area with glad wrap (plastic film for covering food). This prevents the
nasties evaporating and gives them more time on the paint. Most of the
paint and stripper comes off with the film, which is cleaner and decreases
burns.

When stripping inside cavities (OF STEEL ONLY), I like the time honoured
tradition of a molasses bath. I use a 400 litre container filled with a
molasses mix. It very slowly (say over a month) and very gently removes all
rust and softens all paint, quick hit with a high pressure hose and vola.

cheers

shayne
Aus
(still in search of a project)


We sure are growing in geographical diversity; a new member from Norway and
another from Australia. Thus, a welcome to you too Shayne!

400 liters of molasses is an awesome home project, and once contaminated with
paint residue (making it rather unsuitable for conversion to rum), would make
for a unique disposal problem. Besides, there's just something inherently
humorous about molasses, despite:

http://home.swbell.net/dietricj/molasses/history4.htm
http://members.tripod.com/~earthdude1/molasses/molasses.html

Here's a site that describes a bit about the rust-removing properties of
molasses:

http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molasses
"Interestingly, molasses is also an excellent chelating agent. An object coated
with iron rust placed for two weeks in a mixture of one part molasses to nine
parts water will lose its rust due to the chelating action of the molasses."


Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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