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Post by tronview on Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:07 am

As some of you may know I have been working on a 1970 Beetle. Well last week with the help of DiggerD the floor pans were installed, and today I applied the undercoating paint for rust prevention. Here is the lesson, when applying this paint wear gloves. The paint does not come off. I have tried soap, comet, mineral spirits, paint thinner, gas, MEK, OPPS and Nail Polish remover. If anybody else has had this problem and has had luck removing the paint I would like to know how. I have been told by a few people with experience with this product that I am S.O.L. The only way for it to be removed is for it to wear off. Lesson Learned THE HARD WAY



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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by fluxcap on Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:20 am

I've been there, though not quite as bad. Unfortunately you are screwed and will be grossing out your lunchmates all next week. On the plus side, your pan looks great Very Happy

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Post by zabo on Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:22 am

tht does look nice- jealous Very Happy
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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by Damn-it Don on Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:37 am

I agree with above- and if the lunchmates are too critical- just ask if they want to see your underside :Rockit: !
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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by Bugman114 on Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:51 am

well, i've never gotten undercoating on my hands, but i always get paint on them. and i've found the only real way i can get it off, is to just rub my hands together hard, and fast. so fast till your hands get hot, and keep going. it should start to flake off. it deosn't get it all off, but usually get the majority of it off. then the rest i can usually get off with goop. not the smooth kind, but the gritty orange kind. its usually rough enough, so i rub my hand with it hard and fast again. and if that doesn't work, then i guess your screwed geek , Laughing
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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by ASBug on Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:56 am

You must be lefthanded....

I did the same thing that you did, but it was truck bedliner. I believe that I used:
1) Denatured alc.
2) a green scotchbrite pad,
I believe that this removed about 40%
the rest was removed with a swiss army knife blade at a safe angle and I scrapped it off.
Yeah, it works but I've been a woodworker for 8 years and I have some pretty narfley calluses.
This gets it off with about a 90%, the rest you have to wear off. (I wear those manley yellow heavy dishwahing gloves now for this type stuff...)

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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by DiggerD on Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:18 am

Yeah, I forgot to pass along that little tidbit of info about the undercoating. Embarassed When I did the pans in the 74, I used elbow-length rubber gloves, the only spot I got on me was when I put my Knee in a spot that dripped on the floor, (wearing shorts) but that was easy to hide, unlike your grubby hands!! Razz
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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by Grifspop on Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:59 pm

I guess the paint will have to wear off, but the pan looks great!
Hope it's the only time that you get it up on 2 wheels!
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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by Bugman114 on Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:57 pm

Oh, and for gods sake, don't use paint stripper. it burns like hell. i learned that the hard way :Laughing:
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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:25 pm

I meant to comment on the pan work a while ago. It looks very nice!!!! Great job!!!

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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by sandchica on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:08 pm

In case anyone is looking for this like I was, I have discovered how to get rubberized undercoating off when your hands have been washed and it is already dry. I made a paste with creamy petroleum jelly and baking soda. I then dipped a towel into it and scrubbed. It doesn't come off easily, it took about 15 minutes but it is about 99% gone.

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Re: Lesson Learned

Post by alcpsy on Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:57 pm

Sorry guys caught this late, but or future reference-Got this stuff from Grainger I think. It's made by Permatex that's called Paint Off. May not have worked in this application but is good to have around. Comes in a blue bottle and is like regular Orange or whatever, but is not harmful and doesn't burn or anything. Works wonders on stains. Also, if you don't have any cuts, GoofOff works too.

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