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Old 02-05-2019, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Remove spray paint on interior panels

As the title states, a previous owner of my 88' tried making the red interior black. There's spray paint all over all the interior panels and dash, was wondering what the best way to remove this paint would be without damaging the original red color underneath. Mainly concerned about the metal panels.

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"Goof Off" - "GraffitiRemover" works well on spray paint and will not affect the plastic, be sure to follow the directions. IDK what it would do to the metal, it would probably strip it all the way down to bare metal, so be cautious.
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The guys that restore plastic r/c car bodies use brake fluid to remove the old paint.
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The guys that restore plastic r/c car bodies use brake fluid to remove the old paint.
I could see that working too.
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Brake cleaner works too good as in you will get it down to bare metal if you are not careful. Have you thought about getting new door panels? Would be cheap and easy.
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Walmart sells a non-toxic, citrus based paint remover that might work well. Just test it on a small area first to see if it discolors the plastic. My mother uses it to strip old furniture all the time. You don't even need a mask. No toxic odors/fumes whatsoever.

It comes in a jug or in an aerosol can.



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