Automotive Paint Removal – Tips & Products You Need and How To Use Them – PART 2 of 2 – Eastwood

Automotive Paint Removal – Tips & Products You Need and How To Use Them – PART 2 of 2 – Eastwood

another cool one that we’re going to
move on to here is a bristle disc is a 3m product and basically what these are so it’s little plastic bristles notice
the same idea that you think of with a wire with like a cone shaped wire wheel
but it’s plastic this is a little more on it’s a little
easier on the metal it doesn’t gouge it doesn’t scrape as much as a as a wire
wheel might do it’s a little safer because you’re not
throwing metal shards at yourself all the time and he’s coming different grits
so the 1i and let me just make sure you have the right one here we go to 50 20
and this is an 80 to keep us fairly honest here so all these do i’ll show you on this
one here hope we can see those little plastic threads inside so these thread right onto these four
and a half inch angle grinders the thread rate directly on and one key I’ve
seen with some people that had some negative reviews on the site is that
they complain that this the thread strip out easily we don’t need to hunt down on these
threats you make them tight but you don’t need to go crazy crazy on these
because you can’t strip them out because they are plastic but if you’re if you’re
stripping these out you’re probably going way too tight like it like I just
did there i just did a little snug little past . what i would call snug
would be would be good for this so you know what we forgot a square here
so I’ll do up above this one here and i’ll show you how this one works yeah so by nature with the with the plastic
bristles on these they don’t they don’t strip quite as quickly but they are good
for big areas you can really work these across an area they don’t really wear in
a cone shape like the other one does and keep these pretty flat because the area
that you’re working is over here son like some of those other ones we are
working the edge and it wears quickly into a cone shape and you have to change
it out these things if you use them correctly I gotta warn one here you can wear these
down all the way so we’ll show you a new one vs vs the old one so you get a lot of a lot of material
here that you can you can wear down to so they are a little a little more
expensive than the other options but they do last pretty long I mean you you
got got a probably a good inch and a half or so or more there that you have
to work – you’re getting down to what’s i use diesel is almost nothing left down
there so these are good good option again you
can throw these in and as another option to use one key with these is these
little bristles can fly off so when you’re working around the edges
be very careful very careful because these little little bristles they can
fly off and they hurt so make sure you’re wearing a jacket or long sleeves
when you’re doing any of these jobs that’s very important as well so next
one i have is is the little what a lot of people will call cookies so kind of
name of but um these discs right here is again it’s kind of a 3m design they have
a little screw in area on the back and then again you need the the backing
plate so this is a larger want to have here just with a with a sanding discs on
it but we’re just going to show you what they look like so you just read these in
the backing part this is obviously a smaller disk so you
can get the 2-inch backing pad but that’s all it is you just read it in
your done these are same ideas the other items
we’ve shown you but what’s good to have these on hand is that you these you can
get into little crevices little areas and they are a little more flexible the
backing pads more flexible so when you’re standing if you need to
ensure so these bend a bit so if you’re standing you need to get into a crevasse
or into an area that you can’t get to with some of these ones that aren’t as
flexible because the backing pad for these that we showed you is not flexible so it’s good to have a box of these on
hand you can work any of those areas so what I like to do is work the big
paddles stay away from the edges and then you
come back with something like this strip all your edges around window frames
things like that with these and then yeah you know you can you’ll be good to
go all around so that’s all the mechanical removal so all things are going to use a machine
or your own brute force to remove next thing we’re gonna move on to i can take
this off for this is chemical remover so there’s always a lot of questions
about chemical paint stripper does it work is it good is it safe for
the panel these these this is an option that we have we have a gel since we’re
doing a hood we have it with a paint normal paint stripper in a gel the gel
is a little thicker it’s going to stick to a panel little better especially
doing a hood like this so it’s going to want to run off so i decided to pick the
jail to show you guys today comes in an era saw the gallon and the quart
container here and i really prefer to use the the gallon of the court with
these acid brushes that we sell the little metal brushes and these things
are designed to work with these chemicals so you dump a little bit of this on the
panel and you brush it on so i’m going to put some rubber gloves on before we
show you that because this stuff is uh it’s pretty nasty stuff so you get this
on your hands it’s going to burn if anybody gets used this before and you
get a little bit on the edge of your hand and you go to brush the hair out of
your eyes your foreheads gonna start burning so I try to avoid doing that
keep keep rubber gloves on at all all times so you’re not getting burning
all over you so I dumped a little bit of salt a
little bit of this on before we started the show and this is what it basically
looks like so I dumped it on the puddles and I work it around with the brush like
this this has already been working basically
for about five minutes before we started I
dumped some of this on just to get it going it can take anywhere from five to ten
minutes to an hour to it to do to start working depends on the type of paint and
how many layers there is everything like that the key with this to get this to work
really fast is to use that DA sander and break the surface with the DA and that’s
what I did with this I broke the surface so I started scratching up the white
that was underneath the black here and then they put some of this on that helps
it really work into all the wires of the paint especially if you’re stripping something
that has a clear coat on it a good clear cuts can have a real good bond on it and
you want to use that to kind of break through the queer into the paint and it
will start working its way down so this has been working and now i’m just going
to use a scraper here an old one we have way around and just show you kind of how
you do it so that’s just taking all those layers off like this and hear how
quiet it is that’s a great thing about this stuff
just you can hear your music and you can just work like this so is it messy yes but so is the other
the other methods because you just spreading on is spreading dust all over
the place so i’ll just kind of push this up higher on the hood so you can see and
then we’ll grab so we’re down pretty far we’d probably have
to go a little bit another probably another session this we
can get down through these last couple of coats but that got off the white the
black that was on the top where did getting down into those original
finishes which may be a little bit more difficult to get off but that requires little to no effort so
you can pour it on the whole entire hood Russian and walk away do whatever you
need to do come back spread it around and working a back and
forth I really like to work this and in conjunction with the mechanical methods
that we should so I’ll use this to get a good chunk of it off and one shot we’re
going to scrape it off brush it on the in the trash can and then I’ll come back
and work any areas that need to with the with the mechanical methods but this
works really well the dump over a whole entire panel if
you are using this he should still use some sort of face mask for doing a giant
panel especially for in the garage it’s not ventilated well should try and
ventilate it but either way to try and use a face mask if you’re doing a large
a large area because this stuff does get pretty pretty smelly when you’re doing
it so those are the the big ways you can do
it at home with little investment so the these are all things that are aren’t a
big investment don’t need giant tools and get an angle grinder DA sander it’s
common things that allow you guys but I have laying around if you want to if you
want to do if you’re doing a lot of restorations we’re really getting in depth with doing
how you stripping the paint and everything off of a vehicle you may want
to think about investing into media blasting so I have one of our pressure
blasters here so media blasting basically are
pressurizing the media that’s sometimes will be called
sandblasting which isn’t really a correct term but the media that’s inside of it you don’t want to be
using place and specific blasting media inside of it it’s pressurized you open the nozzle
it’s going to shoot out the media at a really high velocity which is when it
hits the panel it’s going to strip it off so if you’re planning on doing a whole
entire vehicle you can see yourself doing a lot of vehicle you know more
than just one over time this might be a good investment for you
it’s also good for doing chassis he’s getting in tight areas things like that it’s it’s really good one to you who’s now media blasters can cause just
as much damage on when you’re stripping paint as that flap discs that I showed
you why because people tend to sit in one
spot on a panel that’s really bad heats up the paddle and as we talked about it
warps the power that’s horrible so a lot of times you’ll hear guys on
forms and things like that saying never media blast a car never ever media blast
the car if done correctly media blasting is a great a great way to quickly remove
paint we also have soda blasting available you
can do a conversion kit or separate sort of blasters for these you can strip off
paint so you can use it safeway on fiberglass things like that
you can use where the the base material is a little more salt as a little softer
than say a steel hood of things like that so that’s a great one to use now if you don’t want to do the
investment of a pressure blast to stand up media blaster we started offering these recently just
what we call our small blast get this we basically took media blasting to the
simplest method and you know crunch together for small jobs you’ll need to
you need shop space you can’t see yourself doing a lot of
big jobs this is good to have these are great when you’re stripping paint
because no matter any of these discs i’m showing you any of these methods they
are really it’s tough to get in those hard-to-reach areas where you can’t get
the grinding a grinder stripping disc in this is going to get into all these
crevasses so basically all it is to have your pick up to here which holds the
media put it in one of our one of our little small blast kits or you can
purchase the big bags after you purchase the kit and shove it in a 50-pound bag
if you want but you can use these little small ones hook air pressure up squeeze
the trigger you’re going that’s pretty much all it
is to it versus the other offers a little more set up time but where you
want to use the media blaster is areas looking here if we can see if I tried
using the same to the stripping distant here we’re going to we’re going to hit
this surface you’re gonna be standing there are going to be using the edge of
the disc trying to get up in these crevasses here and really you’re going
to gouge the metal before you get all that paint off so save these areas for
the small blast kit here hold stripped and come back and
work all these small areas that may have surface rust may have paint left over that’s why those kids are really good to
have around so that way you don’t need a ton of material well those small containers will cover
you can do a lot of a lot of blasting with that just to get this small little
areas so those are some of my favorite methods
for stripping paint the West last thing them over before we start doing any
questions that you guys might have is what do I do with the panel after I’ve
strip the paint so you’ve stripped all your paint your
down to bare metal not everybody is a production shop where they can go and
immediately they taken primer the panel and start doing bodywork your car may
sit around you may even have to push it outside you know to do some other things what
you need to use we have a couple products my favorite
that I pulled out here is our Eastwood fast etch this is one of the most
diverse chemicals for for this type of work to have laying around this is good for getting rusty it’s in
pits that you can’t get to with the with the stripping and cleaning disk that we
talked about so you can put it in there you can spray
it and let it sit and it’s going to it’s going to actually eat away actually
dissolved and we’ve always the phosphor coating on after it’s done so what’s great about that phosphoric
coding is it actually it was a coating on top of the panel the bare metal that
isn’t going to rust so it’s a nice barrier for pushing
outside your garages and he he controlled even the changes in
temperatures are going to call it a cause condensation it’s going to make
the panel rust so I should i have an area right here that i just wanted to
show you guys that is a perfect example this hood was tested a lot i spray it
black just to get it all one color for you guys I left an area was on that was somebody
gets tripped and a and this was just from sitting around it got that surface
rust in it so what you can do if i have a rag here
we’ll see if it will quickly and then well we’ll be good so so you can spray it on this area just
like this and we have an empty bottle all right I told you I use that stuff a
lot so you can put that on there and start rubbing it you can see it slowly
taken away the rust but just a little bit that I sprayed so what I do is our
if you have any surface rust like this to you did forget the straight the panel
wipe it down clean up with the fast statue I’ll take the rust off and then
spray a little bit more fast stretch and just let it sit on it that we have that
phosphoric coating which you can leave the panels in bare metal and when you’re
ready to start doing bodywork or you want to start you know working dense and
things like that you can just rip it off you can use a
chemical like our pre spray on it wipe it down with free that will get
everything queen and then you’re good to go to your body work but you can leave
that on there and i’ll be a good barrier for an extended period of time what’s the surface is brooke with a
trust may happen so that’s that’s the basics that i have here if you have any questions or future
topics e like myself Kevin to cover feel free to shoot us an
email with a message leave us any comments on our YouTube or Facebook so
thanks again for joining us and we’ll catch you next time yeah


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  • Darren Thorndick says:

    Thank you for this video. I'm about to strip my engine bay down for a repaint and wasn't entirely sure what to use.

    Very helpful.

  • moneyhustlebizniz916 says:

    I'm new to this stuff. I have one question though. I am interested in the media blaster you have there. The blue one. If I was to purchase one would that be it or would I need an air compressor? I have an 80 gallon air compressor in my garage. Can I use it with that or is the media blaster you have there in the video it??

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  • jockellis says:

    Soda blasting leaves a film which is pH base. Does this need to be removed before painting?

  • BigBull505 says:

    Money hustle, I have an 80 gal also and have this blaster, and my 80 cannot keep up with this blaster

  • Motoreed35 says:

    I'm trying to strip the paint off my 1970 vw beetle of its original paint but I'm not sure what I should use and I'm a beginner at doing this and I'd like to do all the steps of stripping and priming before I send it off to painting

  • CFDJohnnyE says:

    Regarding media blasting…..if my work is contained to a small area in the garage, can it be neatly swept up and reused?

  • SprayWayCustoms says:

    Very helpful and well explained…..I think I'm going with the stripping pad method for starts…..thanks for your time!!!!

  • JuSt SmiLe says:

    Is it okay to use the chemicals on a steel bumber and plastic grills ?

  • davenameless says:

    How long does the phosphoric coating protect against flash rust?

  • Bezner welding says:

    can i use a tiger wheel or a flap wheel to strip surface rust and paint

  • Steve Davis says:

    The gel method, does it need to be neutralized?

  • Tim Rosser says:

    after you have got the paint off with the chemical stripper, what steps would you take before painting? Would a wipe with some white spirits be enough to remove it?

  • Jeffrey Deutsch says:

    I guess it is self evident but the bristles are more than plastic. They are impregnated with a ceramic abrasive. I would like to see a comparison between the coarser bristle brush and the coarse 3M roloc pads like the purple one or Norton's Gold one. I would like a comparison between the plastic bristle brush and the stiff unbacked woven hard wheels in general.

  • Nathan Oppermann says:

    what about aluminum or aluminum boats best to use

  • ludditeneanderthal says:

    when using the alkaline strippers (non citrus), keep a small "finger bowl" with lacquer thinner in it. the lac stops the stripper "biting", and is quite nice for the little splashes onto sensitive flesh that seem to be burning their way to shanghai via the bones in your wrist, or your belly, or those delicate spots not so mentionable on so "family" a comment board, lol. NEVER let stripper dry on the panel, re application on top of dried just makes awful, smeary, sticky plastic goo that defies removal. warm metal strips easier than cold, but also dries the stripper faster. NEVER use chem stripper in direct sunlight, btw, it goes to goo as often as bond breaking, after chem stripping, wipe with lac to "stop" the stripper, THEN you can soda blast, prep etch, etc without ghosts of alkaline corrosives spoiling your day.

  • L H says:

    Thank you.

  • Jordan Payne says:

    Awesome 2 part video!

  • Michael Kaser says:

    If you get an engine back from the engine shop but won't be working on it for a little while is it okay to spray the machined surfaces with fast etch? (cylinder walls, cam/crank journals)

  • Richard Hawkins says:

    I think I'm becoming a EastWood Guy….

  • Malydan Polje studio says:

    Hi guys, I have a question, can I use brake fluid for paint removal gel ?

  • Abdullah SAAD says:

    Nice video 👍🏻

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