thats strange ive never had a problem with aircraft remover and i powder coat all the time, cast aluminum likes to outgas sometimes even after a pre-heat before coating. do you only have this problem with alum? also how do you clean your parts after using aircraft remover?
Old Sporty - if you are unsure of using the aircraft remover do a test run on a scrap of the same metal as your work piece.
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Thread: Powder coat removal
09-05-2007, 09:16 AM #11
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09-05-2007, 09:37 AM #12
ROTARY, I know cast aluminum will outgas if you don't pre heat, but I have had some (not many) problems with various types of extruded aluminum after using stripper. I clean the item with soap and water, let dry and then use acetone or laquer thinners for the final cleaning. Hmmmm... just thought of something, maybe my stuff wasn't as dry as I thought it was using the soap and water to neutralize the stripper? could that be my problem, I wonder if water is staying in the pores even though I think it's dry? Anyways, I've not had a problem with mild, cast steel or stainless coatings, seems it's only the aluminum that gives me problems. Dave
P.S. I'm still fairly new to the powder coating so go easy on me, I'm still learning.
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09-05-2007, 12:32 PM #13Senior Member
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The guy that does my powder coating uses a rosebud torch on old powder coated stuff like car frames. Once he burns the coating he sand blasts. He does this stuff for a living so I figure he's tried different ways and thinks this is the best.Jim
09-05-2007, 06:31 PM #14welder_one
nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal