[urq] removing the pvc coating
s.b.mills at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 10:53:09 PST 2012
I haven't used it myself, but other people have used dried ice to freeze the coating- hitting it with just a mallet then shatters it, and allegedly there's minimal cleanup.
On Dec 15, 2012, at 12:07 PM, "Patrick Carlier" <p.carlier at pandora.be> wrote:
> Pvc coating , or whatever they used in the 80's . I don't really know what it is exactly .
> Been scraping and scratching and tapping all day with a hammer and a blunt screwdriver
> and all kinds of tools to get rid of the white coating used on the underbody and wheel arches .
> So I was wondering
> Is there a more decent way to get it of ?
> A solvent maybe or a heat gun .
> Especially once I get the majority off , there are usually some remains .
> Would be nice to be able to wash them off .
> Most of the time the sheetmetal is in very good shape if the coating hasn't cracked .
> Pity they didn't apply a layer of zinc or chromate primer first . That would have protected
> the steel even if the pvc coating wwas damaged .
> Oh well , can't complain , all in all for a 30 year old car , the body work is minor .
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