stripping the paint on an amphi

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Jim Davis

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I've stripped a couple old cars with chemicals and had great luck with a
professional grade furniture stripper chemical. When I tried the Amphi, it's a
real pain. Even tried stripeze and a stripper from POR15. Has anybody had any
success with anything? I also found that the paint in the motor area removes
much easier than the body. I am also looking for a color code or PMS color or
formula for the original red. I will be using ICI's two part urethane. Thanks
for the help.

Butler will swim again.
jim




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----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Davis
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 5:53 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] stripping the paint on an amphi


I've stripped a couple old cars with chemicals and had great luck with a
professional grade furniture stripper chemical. When I tried the Amphi, it's a
real pain. Even tried stripeze and a stripper from POR15. Has anybody had any
success with anything? I also found that the paint in the motor area removes
much easier than the body. I am also looking for a color code or PMS color or
formula for the original red. I will be using ICI's two part urethane. Thanks
for the help.

Butler will swim again.
jim




Jim:

I can't claim that I have found anything magical, but I bought some "Dad's"
stripper from Pep Boys (have also seen it in NAPA), and it works very well on
the Amphi paint. The Dad's can includes a spray bottle, and I have been using it
as a spray only. On my green Amphi, if I spray a liberal layer onto a section of
good condition paint, and wait about 15 minutes, I will notice that the outer
coat of paint (I don't know how many layers) will look wrinkled and puckered. I
can then use a paint scraper to easily slide off the whole layer of paint. I
don't need to pull hard; it's more like skimming off a damaged layer. (I use a
scraper that has a 90 degree angle blade, and works as you pull it toward you.)
BTW, the stripped ribbons of paint are yucky, so spread a bunch of newspaper all
around. Also, if you put on enough stripper, you will get some runs that drip
all the way to the bottom of the fender or rocker.

This one application usually removes the entire outer color coat(s), leaving a
cream-colored primer (?) layer. Applying a second coat of stripper, and you can
remove this layer near perfectly with one pass. You may have to go back with
another spray application, and use a small, flexible blade scraper for some
stubborn spots and sharply curved areas (like near the windshield seal).

I don't know if my ease of removal can be attributed to tired paint (hah!) or a
great paint stripper.


Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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