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  • quick paint question :)

    hey i am redoing the dash!

    whats the quickest way to take out the paint (which has primer under)

    i am now using a knife hehe and its taking ages!! there's also a few layers of clear!

    any ideas better than a knife???

    thanks
    93 MAZDA MX6 KLZE (sold :( )
    2005 STI :)

  • #2
    sand paper or a D A
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    • #3
      D A?
      93 MAZDA MX6 KLZE (sold :( )
      2005 STI :)

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      • #4
        funny that, 2 ppl in kingston are fabbing at 12:20 on a saturday night. the second one being me
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        • #5
          D A is a sander sorry used for body shops, you can also use a orbital sander that would do the job, but after sanding you will need to go over it with a 320 grade sand paper if you are going to paint it again so that you dont see the sanding marks
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          • #6
            lol
            tell me about it!! i am too tired to go out! so thought to chill at home

            happy easter

            and thanks madkad for the info
            i will get some sanding paper tom and see what i can do!
            93 MAZDA MX6 KLZE (sold :( )
            2005 STI :)

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            • #7
              ok and happy easter to you and all as well
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              • #8
                ditto!
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                [BMW E46 ///M3 Convertible]

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                [BMW E31 850CSi]|[BMW E39 535i]|[BMW HVAC Research]|[IBUS Scrolling Text]|[BMPuter]|[Velocity]|[TomTom]|[Vision]|[Space Navigator Driver]|[Super Fast Boot]

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                • #9
                  paint thinner, DA, or buying a new dash XD. Happy Easter
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                  1996 Accord Ex Carputer

                  Soon to come 2008 WRX 5-door Mac-carputer.

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                  • #10
                    Paint thinner on a dash, if its plastic and that I can say it would be then I would not use paint thinner, once that gets on the plastic you will be going noooooo itttsss mmellttingg lol
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                    • #11
                      lol yeah i thought about paint thinner then remembered what happens to plastic when u add that to it hehe

                      i got an extra dash and i am thinking of just using it! too much of a hassle to take out the paint!! spent an hour and managed to get the paint off only around the monitor by like 5 cm!!! its not easy!!
                      93 MAZDA MX6 KLZE (sold :( )
                      2005 STI :)

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                      • #12
                        how about using a power tool?
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                        Previous:
                        [BMW E31 850CSi]|[BMW E39 535i]|[BMW HVAC Research]|[IBUS Scrolling Text]|[BMPuter]|[Velocity]|[TomTom]|[Vision]|[Space Navigator Driver]|[Super Fast Boot]

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                        • #13
                          i don't have one!!
                          but i think i will get one ! makes things a lot easier!!
                          93 MAZDA MX6 KLZE (sold :( )
                          2005 STI :)

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                          • #14
                            Wire brush in an angle grinder will chew paint off, but unless you're careful it'll happily take out the filler as well. A Dremel tool with wire brush might work, or be painfully slow. (I've seen generic Dremel kits cheaper than $15)
                            Paint stripper... I haven't used that much; better test whether it'll eat the plastic or the filler, but it does take paint off like magic.
                            Hand sanding with coarse sandpaper, like 40 or 80 grit. Then use progressively finer grades of sandpaper to get rid of the scratches left by the previous grade.

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                            • #15
                              Paint thinner can be used with plastic. Acetone melts plastic, not paint thinner. Modelers use paint thinner all the time.

                              Perhaps you are thinking of paint stripper? That you definitely cannot use with plastic. Some plastic primer I just bought actually says in the directions to clean the plastic with paint thinner prior to applying. Worked fine, did it today.

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