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Plastic Grill Paint Removal
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Now before everybody starts I did this on my spare 73 Chevy plastic grill first to see if it actually worked. Bought the cheapest ($2.75) no name brand of OVEN CLEANER! Sprayed it down, put in a plastic bag over night and then hit it with the jet setting on my water hose nozzle. Let it dry and did it again on the spots that didn't (and there were very few) come off. I'm going to give it a couple hours and hit it with just the water again to see just how much I'll need to scotch bright pad. Will post pics this afternoon.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#2
I have heard brake fluid is also a good paint remover for plastic parts. More expensive than your choice though.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#3
I think I seen that posted here once before but can't seem to find the thread or videoHuh
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#4
brake fluid is good and if you use EZ lift off which is a plastic model paint remover it works well.
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#5
Do not use oven cleaner around aluminum trim. Many contain sodium hydroxide which is lye.

When mixed with water and aluminum a chemical reaction occurs creating aluminum hydroxide, sulfuric acid and hydrogen.

If there is trim on a grill it may be polished aluminum and should be removed before using the oven cleaner.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#6
Good point. My Chevy grill has none.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#7
Checked my trim with a magnet and it sticks, but that is a '71 grill.

mike

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#8
marks73;84370 Wrote:Good point. My Chevy grill has none.

Then dont worry with a chevy there will be more fumes than that to worry aboutTongue
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#9
That would not really be fumes from the Chevy.
It is just the normal foul smell they emit.
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#10
smokem;84520 Wrote:That would not really be fumes from the Chevy.
It is just the normal foul smell they emit.

True
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