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Old 11-06-2010, 07:09 AM   #1
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I have been using a wire wheel but it is taking forever. Just wondering if anybody new a product or an easier way to remove???
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there are several diff types of undercoating, respond to diff types of products-i havent found a miracle product, just hard work-on flat surfaces, i use a torch and putty knife, sometimes wipe with gasoline afterwards-sometimes oven cleaner will work, but depends on under coat-thicker stuff seems to come off easier than thinner stuff-be interesting to see what works for others
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It's messy no matter how you do it. What i did was scrape the heavy, thick stuff off. Then I sprayed a small area (1 or 2 square feet) with Zep Big Orange degreaser and wipe with a rag. Gasoline works also, but the fumes aren't good. Takes it to bare metal pretty easy. You need to have a lot of rags and a lot of patience.
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Get some paint or varnish stripping gel.
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3 weeks on my back with lots of wire wheels and 2 drills to strip and redo the 69Camaro..keep at it
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we did a couple of cars up here by dry ice blasting ,it was amazing it like froze the undercoat and it would fall off ,clean up was also easy just shoveled it up , highly recomended!!!
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I used brake parts cleaner on my car.

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For flat panels I don't want to warp with the propane torch / putty knife technique, I use a paint stripper gel.
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I did a 67 charger on time with a torch and as scraper! man is that a shitty job!
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i used a torch to warm it up, then scraped off like butter
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If you don't want to use a torch, get a heat gun and a putty knife to get the bulk of and almost any solvent after that can get off the residue.
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there are several diff types of undercoating, respond to diff types of products-i havent found a miracle product, just hard work-on flat surfaces, i use a torch and putty knife, sometimes wipe with gasoline afterwards-sometimes oven cleaner will work, but depends on under coat-thicker stuff seems to come off easier than thinner stuff-be interesting to see what works for others

This is correct, there are several types, is yours still pliable or hard as a rock from age? Chemicals for the soft and the best thing for hard is a device called a needle scaler, it is run by air pressure and has several small round rods on the end for cleaning welds, it will tear up undercoating and leave a nice surface for prime and paint, costs less then $75.00 but you will need an air compressor to run it. Dave
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I figure that Methylene Chloride IF you can get it will cut it off in a NYM!!

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