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removing undercoating
#1
Hello
I have my rear identicator light and on the back side of it there is undercoating all over it.

What's the best way to remove the undercoating and make it look new?


Any help is great!

Thanks!



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#2
Super-Mustang;105474 Wrote:Hello
I have my rear identicator light and on the back side of it there is undercoating all over it.

What's the best way to remove the undercoating and make it look new?


Any help is great!

Thanks!

I would think paint thinner would work but it might harm the plastic.


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#3
Brake fluid peels paint and doesn't harm most plastics - might be worth a try.

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#4
They also have this stuff called Goo Gone. But on plastic I've found that cheap oven cleaner will work well without harming the plastic. I used it on an old grill and it worked great.

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#5
I put some hand cleaner on them and let them sit over night, comes right off..



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Super-Mustang;105599 Wrote:I put some hand cleaner on them and let them sit over night, comes right off..

Do you use something like Orange Gojo? I've found that is the only thing that will cut through the pimp juice that car washes and detailers slather all over plastic interior pieces.

I recently picked up a 66 Mustang for my son and I to build. The toploader was leaking gear oil everywhere. Every inch of undercoating that had been penetrated by the evil smelly gear oil peels off clean with no effort. Who knows how long it would have to sit though.
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#7
Yeah, i just let it sit, some comes off easier than other undercoating


Blueoval71;105611 Wrote:
Super-Mustang;105599 Wrote:I put some hand cleaner on them and let them sit over night, comes right off..

Do you use something like Orange Gojo? I've found that is the only thing that will cut through the pimp juice that car washes and detailers slather all over plastic interior pieces.

I recently picked up a 66 Mustang for my son and I to build. The toploader was leaking gear oil everywhere. Every inch of undercoating that had been penetrated by the evil smelly gear oil peels off clean with no effort. Who knows how long it would have to sit though.



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#8
The best way I've found to remove undercoating is a rag, elbow grease, and gasoline. Orange Gojo leaves a slimy film on plastics; mineral spirits won't work; lacquer thinner probably would work but it will remove paint. Gas is cheap, easy to use, and with a bit of care, is safe to use.

I've also used Easy Off HD (with lye) to remove paint off of plastics and fiberglass: it is wonderful to use, but smelly and must be done outdoors and temperatures above 70*. For really nasty stuff, you'll have to use a stiff nylon or brass brush.

I typically use lacquer thinner to clean most of my wiring harnesses: it also is cheap, safer than gas, and doesn't harm the wire insulation.

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Here is how to do it with Peel Away:

http://www.svend.net/mustang/ww73/ww73.html

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#10
midlife;105615 Wrote:Orange Gojo leaves a slimy film on plastics

Maybe the jelly like stuff that comes in the small tube ,but not the pumice based citrus type in the pump tub. I use it all the time when doing custom speaker pods on OEM panels.

Not arguing with you. Perhaps just a different product version.

This works incredibly well at breaking down tar like substances. http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-17...QgodKVEAqA It takes 3m strip caulking (the black sticky goo sometimes used on windshields) out of carpet etc etc. In fact it works so well that I have to walk it into the state now. Stupid California.Angry
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