striping black rattle can paint

Early A-Body Discussions

  1. DECIPHER

    DECIPHER Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Location:
    Denver
    Local Time:
    7:15 AM
    Hi all i have a question and idea for removal of paint on my 66 cuda. In the past at some time someone has painted the under hood with rattle can black. I wan to get it back to the Red its supposed to be and its still there under the black. I can access harsh things but i know from being in the industry that brake fluid will remove paint and even on this car while bleeding the brakes around the master a little splattered left for a hour or so and i cleaned it all taking the black back to the paint i want. I was thinking i may put some brake fluid in to a spray bottle spray sections at a time and wash / clean trying to get back to the original. any thoughts?
     
  2. momoparman

    momoparman MOISMYHOME

    Messages:
    3,142
    Likes Received:
    320
    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Location:
    M I Z Z O U
    Local Time:
    8:15 AM
    IMO

    It would be easier to just sand it and repaint it.

    If it's flaking off then go have someone with a soda blaster strip it back a bit.
     
  3. Bad Sport

    Bad Sport HALF A BUBBLE OFF Staff Member FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    37,516
    Likes Received:
    18152
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Location:
    The Wolverine
    Local Time:
    9:15 AM
    It can also remove the factory paint.
     
  4. Dubob

    Dubob Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    497
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
    Local Time:
    9:15 AM
    If it was cheap rattle can paint, and this will take some elbow grease, you might try buying some polishing compound and see if it will cut it on a small area. I know years ago I used carb cleaner to take a radiator down to the brass but I don't know how it would effect the underlying paint where your concerned.
     
  5. chryslerfat

    chryslerfat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,970
    Likes Received:
    6276
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Location:
    Monroe,Michigan
    Local Time:
    9:15 AM
    If it was not cleaned good before the black was sprayed on the green stuff or purple power cleaning chemicals may take it off.
     
  6. ScampMike

    ScampMike Despicable Damn Yankee

    Messages:
    34,109
    Likes Received:
    8901
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2015
    Location:
    all Mopar driveway
    Local Time:
    9:15 AM
    rattle can paint usually has no protective coating (clear coat) and will wipe off "easily" using carb cleaner, paint thinner, prepsol.. it will soften faster than the good paint under it - - these products will "melt" through the original paint if you let it sit there too long or rub too hard, so work quickly and allow it to dissipate before you re-apply.. wash with cold water afterward to remove residue. I use those blue shop towels for all of this.
     
  7. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    61,659
    Likes Received:
    33619
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Location:
    Georgia
    Local Time:
    9:15 AM
    From the title I thought this was going to be about putting stripes on rattle can paint.
     
  8. ScampMike

    ScampMike Despicable Damn Yankee

    Messages:
    34,109
    Likes Received:
    8901
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2015
    Location:
    all Mopar driveway
    Local Time:
    9:15 AM
    damn it man - I was drinking!! LOL
     
  9. mguner

    mguner How many is too many?

    Messages:
    5,129
    Likes Received:
    361
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Location:
    Amarillo,TX
    Local Time:
    8:15 AM
    Here's a good design....

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Phreakish

    Phreakish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    464
    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Location:
    N. Idaho
    Local Time:
    6:15 AM
    ^^ this will work better than brake fluid.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.