Stripping off the Ameron (Imron) paint

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#1dadsmach

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I have a 1973 Mach 1 with a 351 Cobra Windstar on sore engine I think it is 351 though my dad passed away in September and I inherited it and he loved this car I am restoring it for him it is quite a job
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Hey I'm new here but I'm up on myself so I really want to share it with you pictures of this project that I'm doing on my dad's car was my car now but I got plans for it check out the pictures trying to take off the Ameron paint is of huge pain in the butt this thing has not been running for like 15 years and I got a good mechanic over here he got it running I somehow got it in my garage and now I'm trying to take off this paint which is not like paint it is like way thicker than paint





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that would be clear coat, paint, and primer................

Ameron?

 
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If you mean Imron paint that stuff is tough. Sanding will take forever so you may want to consider aircraft paint stripper. Others here may have more experience or suggestions with this. I think DuPont made it. I have a friend who shot his 66 fastback with that back in the 80's and it looked great.

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I also think you are referring to Imron paint. Very tough to remove but aircraft stripper will do it. Messy but effective. Post some more pictures and data. There are alot of helpful folks here who can save you on the learning curve, and money. Welcome from Albuquerque, NM Ed

 

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If you use aircraft remover brush it one direction, you can lay plastic over it to make it more effective. Wear gloves and a respirator in a well ventilated area. Keep a wet rag handy cause it burns like hell. Wear Glasses also.

 

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Usually with this kind of composites, after sitting there for years, I would not expect much chemical reactions.

I'd go for mechanical removal using rotating brushes/tool. Not too aggressive for the surrounding bare metal.

I'd also remove the windshield moldings while at it, you may damage them while sanding and chances are high there is corrosion under them.

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I used both stripper and a large sanding disc mounted onto a polishing machine using the slower speeds, worked well for the tougher areas

 

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#1dadsmach,

What part of Cali do you live?

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I have a 1973 Mach 1 with a 351 Cobra Windstar on sore engine I think it is 351 though my dad passed away in September and I inherited it and he loved this car I am restoring it for him it is quite a job
[url=https://ibb.co/hqPLXc][img]https://preview.ibb.co/f2OsdH/1519551813785270959743.jpg[/img][/url]

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omg i barely look at all these responses and I'm so happy right now you guys like made my night I didn't think anyone was going to respond so I am going to post more pictures now

 
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