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Donk's Dad
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« on: April 25, 2016, 06:57:23 AM »

Has anyone needed to remove Car Spray Paint from fibreglass bodywork.

Its just the odd patch (quick burst about 3" - 4") that's been sprayed as in "vandalised"

I know there are "fibreglass safe" paint strippers on the market but wondered if anyone else had tried it.

I guess the surface of the fibreglass is Gel-Coat and not the same as acrylic car paint so although care must be taken, it should be easy enough to remove the spray paint with the right stripper / cleaner

What would your suggest ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 03:37:19 PM »

Bad News.

I really need to get off oilly stains from the fiberglass.  Also rust stains which runs down from some of the screws.  Ive yet to find a method.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 04:37:30 PM »

Ant From SMH Forum said to use thinners.

He said it will remove the acrylic paint but leave the gel-coat OK.

Guess you dont leave it on to long though !
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016, 06:27:30 PM »

Thinners is good, also T cut works. Use a proper fibreglass polish, eBay or yacht chandlers for this, the finish for yacht polish is meant to resist salt water and last!
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 11:33:41 AM »

Did it work?
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