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09-20-2009 11:04 PM  11 years ago
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aashu

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painting disaster :( need help
I took about 40 hours to do rivets and then a nice smooth coat of primar. Not realizing that I had this one can of duplicolor white enamal, I sprayed it on. It kinda looked a little shiny to my taste but I thought may be its fresh. First can was done and I opened 2nd can, rattled and sprayed on. What the .. It looked completely different !
I checked the new cans and they all read ecrylic enamal ! no wonder shade is different.
But this was just the beginning . After 10 minutes the fuse with second coat started to develop spider veins and cracks. Basically It ruined it.

So, all my hard work is ruined. Is there any way I can remove the paint and those swolllon rivets. Please guide.
Sanding just won't work. That bottom enamal is like electric tape and has gooy
Is there some paint remover I could spray on which is safe on fiber glass?
Garden State, NJ
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09-20-2009 11:10 PM  11 years ago
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At Home Depot or Lowes they have Citristrip. Will not hurt the fiberglass.
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09-20-2009 11:42 PM  11 years ago
marc28

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this is what you're looking for.Since you used rattle can paint,you should be able to brush it on and let it sit about 20 mins.You can use paper towels to wipe the paint off.It will remove the paint/primer and yes,the rivets, you can start all over again
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09-21-2009 01:35 PM  11 years ago
aashu

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great
Thanks folks. This is a big relief. I will run to lowes now.
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09-22-2009 06:29 PM  11 years ago
seattle_helo

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Dude, that's such a shame. I feel for you. Best of luck the second time around.
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09-23-2009 08:34 AM  11 years ago
heliraptor

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Hi

Check this thread out for paint removal.

Works a treat ! And doesn't harm the fuse.

http://www.runryder.com/t348435p1/?highlight=paint

Cheers

Lee
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09-23-2009 12:25 PM  11 years ago
Jack Martin

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Sorry that happened. Next time do the primer, the final sanding, then the rivets. That does two things....gives the primer time to cure hard and the rivets have more definition after the job is done. The alligatoring (as I call it) was either because of incompatible paints or the primer was not cured.
Jack
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09-23-2009 03:44 PM  11 years ago
aashu

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Jack
Thanks for the tip. I will follow it this time. I had left the fuse for a day after priming it. It was most likely the reaction from 2 kind of paints.

Heliraptor - I bought the Ctristrip and will try out first. If that does not work, your tip could be a life saver
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09-24-2009 11:21 PM  11 years ago
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Soooooo... IF I have a factory prepainted fuselage, would this Citristrip work on it.... If I wanted to strip it down to bare fiberglass, or would it not work on factory applied paint?
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09-26-2009 12:11 PM  11 years ago
Jack Martin

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It should work, you might need to wrap it in a big plastic bag for a little longer than fresh paint would take.Remember our Veterans.
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09-26-2009 05:59 PM  11 years ago
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[/quote]Soooooo... IF I have a factory prepainted fuselage, would this Citristrip work on it.... If I wanted to strip it down to bare fiberglass, or would it not work on factory applied paint?[quote]

It will work,the amout of time you leave it on the fuselage is determined by the thickness of the paint you want to remove.The prepainted fuse's I've used it on took about 30-40 mins
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10-06-2009 04:37 PM  11 years ago
aashu

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Hi
I was able to get ri of paint on mine. It should work on factory paint as well however I am not sure how it would react to the clearcoat. One thing I can tell you that it is messy and unles u have to do it, dont do it
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10-06-2009 08:35 PM  11 years ago
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Yes It is messy......no problem removing the clear coat
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10-07-2009 05:49 AM  11 years ago
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repair a paint job
Hi aashu
If you need any help on a paint job.just tell me want to do and i can explan.
Charlie
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10-10-2009 03:29 PM  11 years ago
aashu

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thanks
Thanks Cossi10. I am in process of restarting the whole thing. From primer to Rivets to paint ..
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