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Any tools you’ve used that work well to strip the paint from engine bays?
 

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DA and lots of sandpaper, wire wheel works depending on paint, scotchbrite rollocs on a die grinder (but you go through a lot).
 

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Chemical paint stripper was easy to apply and remove. Prepped the surfaces perfectly. Same process I used on my hood.
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I used a 4" grinder with wire wheels, an electric sander, paint stripper and brake cleaner + hand sanding, steel wool, SOS pads and green pads.

I spent over a month stripping multiple layers of paint and bed liner off.

If you sandblast, mask off everything. vent, seams, gaskets, holes, doors, glass, mask off everything. If a grain of sand can pass through, it will, followed by many thousands more just like it.

I blasted the engine bay of a 67 GTX. Two years later I was still finding sand.
 

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I don't recommend chemical stripper on an engine compartment due to the multiple layers of metal where the chemicals can migrate and bite you later on. Strip it mechanically with wire wheels, sanding discs etc, or sandblast it.

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Scotch-Brite Clean and Strip Discs worked excellent for me. Stripped the entire engine bay with them.

Can’t find any stripped pics but took the whole thing down to bare metal.



 
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