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Old 04-05-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default How do you strip paint off of a plastic grill?

My buddy has an 01' Jeep Grand Cherokee, and he had a huge peeling spot on it when he bought it from the dealer. We decided to get creative and try painting it with gun metal paint. I could not get that crap sanded off for the life of me, I would have had to use like 80 grit and that would have ruined the surface. I suppose I could have used filler primer to fix that.

Question is... is there a stripper out there safe for getting the chrome paint off of the factory grill? If not... I think I'm just going to tell him to get a new grill off ebay nice and cheap.
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Castrol SuperClean will remove paint from plastic.

It will NOT remove the chrome (oem) cladding from a plastic part.
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I went to the 3M site and used the product selection tool.
Gold Ro-loc discs for paint removal from plastic. Hand or machine application.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...uct_Selectors/
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I actually used a power washer to get a lot of the already applied paint + chrome off, worked really well for the top half of the grill. The bottom half is still painted/chromed... so I suppose it'* time for sanding.
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Castrol SuperClean will remove paint from plastic.

It will NOT remove the chrome (oem) cladding from a plastic part.
x2 on the CSC. Its used very heavily in the modeling world as its great for stipping paint of small model parts. ....just don't get it on your skin or on aluminum and you'll be fine.
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The part must be totally immersed in it, for at least 24 hours. Longer if it'* cold.
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For model cars we used plastic storage boxes. Something similar should work here...
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Will oven cleaner work?
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Oven cleaner will dry too quickly to work.

The reason I stated full immersion, is that a front grille is usually a pretty big part.
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