Plastic Bumper Paint Removal

Discussion in 'Keeping it Clean' started by MADGT, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. MADGT

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    Team,

    I need to strip off the paint off a plastic bumper--what have you used that works well on plastic?
     
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    Aircraft paint stripper works very well, I can’t remeber though if there is one specifically for plastic or if it’s safe to use on plastic. Either way it literally melts the paint off.
     
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    i am a bodyman for over 30 years.
    SEM makes a plastic bumper stripper, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...ripper/77713&usg=AOvVaw3Hmzd49a_3pIo1J5QAnb-k.
    DO NOT USE stripper designed for metal. it can destroy the plastic.
    you could try stripper designed for fiberglass. i have never tried it so i can't tell you if it will or won't work.

    this stripper removes aftermarket paint, paint applied at a body shop. it will NOT remove a OEM finish. the best way to remove OEM paint is with sandpaper.
     
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    Thanks folks - i have sanded the bumper down instead of stripping down the paint. Hope to paint it next week.