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Re: Undercoating Removal

Subject: Re: Undercoating Removal
From: Bud Krueger <>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 12:36:57 -0400

    Eastwood sells an aerosol product specifically intended for the removal of

Bud Krueger wrote:

> Thanks to all of you for the large number of comments and suggestions.
> I tried a heat gun which puts out 650* to 750*on a couple of portions of the
> frame last evening. It softened up the undercoating and most of it could be
> easily scraped off. I'll next try to remove the balance with paint thinner or
> alcohol which cleaned up my tools quite well.
> I never thought the undercoating would budge as it is very hard, but this
> suggestion is very good.
> I should note that the gun produces a very hot blast; I couldn't leave it on
> in one place for long; maybe 10-15 seconds. I kept moving it around keeping
> about 4-5 inches away and increasing the distance as the undercoating
> softened up being careful not to light the tar and the car up.
> Needless to say the fuel tank and fuel line areas will stay as is unless I
> find an efficient heat free method.
> I plan to remove the undercoating around the lower frame areas, wire brush
> the slight rust that appears and try Correless from Eastwood, then paint the
> frame black.
> Thanks again to all of you for your suggestions.
> Larry in CT
> 62 MGA MkII

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