Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Interior & Exterior Modification

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-07-2003, 11:16 PM   #1
MAD REX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18163
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Denver
Vehicle:
2002 2.5 WRX
MBP

Default stripping paint off of abs plastic

Anybody know of a stripper that is safe to use on ABS plastic to remove paint?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
MAD REX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2003, 11:24 PM   #2
cnk
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10757
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
2013 BRZ Limited 6MT
DGM

Default

None that I know of since most will have ingredients that would probably melt the plastic as well. The safest thing to do would be to just sand it off. You don't necessarily have to sand down to the plastic, just down to the primer. Then you can just spray another coat of primer and wet sand before applying the color coat.

Calvin
cnk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2003, 11:26 PM   #3
MAD REX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18163
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Denver
Vehicle:
2002 2.5 WRX
MBP

Default

Ok if I have a front lip that got chipped and has peeled about 6 inches off the front...

Is it possible to sand down and prep that section, spray it, and clear coat everything?


Or should I sand the whole thing and repaint the whole thing?

I don't wanna have to do this again.
MAD REX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2003, 11:31 PM   #4
cnk
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10757
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
2013 BRZ Limited 6MT
DGM

Default

You can sand that area down, prime it, and paint it. You'll have to spend some time feathering in the section with the rest of the lip. Then put on some clear coat and let it dry for at least 3 days. Then use some rubbing compound to bring the shine out of the clear coat. If it's peeling back, I would sand down to the plastic, then use adhesion promotor before using primer. Make sure you use paint with flex additive as well.

Calvin
cnk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2003, 11:34 PM   #5
MAD REX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18163
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Denver
Vehicle:
2002 2.5 WRX
MBP

Default

Ok thanks, so just clear coat that section not the whole lip?

I got the paint from www.paintworldinc.com
MAD REX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2003, 12:22 AM   #6
cnk
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10757
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
2013 BRZ Limited 6MT
DGM

Default

You shouldn't have to clearcoat the entire lip again. . just the area you re-painted. You'll have to feather the clearcoat as well. Then just use rubbing compound to blend the 2 together. Then polish and wax.

Calvin
cnk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2003, 11:00 AM   #7
MAD REX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18163
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Denver
Vehicle:
2002 2.5 WRX
MBP

Default

Thanks for your advice!
MAD REX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2003, 08:09 PM   #8
dunk
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 15359
Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Monterey, CA
Default

Sorry to butt into your thread, but what type and grade of sandpaper would be used for this. I have a c-west front lip with a similar problem.

-Duncan
dunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2003, 08:32 PM   #9
cnk
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10757
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
2013 BRZ Limited 6MT
DGM

Default

You can use a 220 grit at first to get the paint off. When you wet sand, use something like a 600 grit. Then move on to 1000 grit if you'd like. Don't sand the final color coat or the clear coat won't have anything to stick to. You don't have to sand the clear coat as the rubbing compound will take care of that.

Calvin
cnk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2003, 10:57 PM   #10
dunk
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 15359
Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Monterey, CA
Default

Just to be clear I intend to repaint the entire front lip.

So I would need to sand the entire lip with the suggested grits of sandpaper? The paint is competely peeled off on part of the lip. I suspect that no adhesion promotor and little to no prep work was done before painting. Should I sand the paint all the way down to the plastic again? If that is not the case, how do I smooth out the area where the paint has completely flaked off. I have a feeling that this condition will only continue to deteriorate, every day I go out to the car I find little bits of paint ready to float away in the breeze.

Sorry if I'm rambling a bit. Thanks for your time.

-Duncan
dunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2004, 12:17 PM   #11
crash
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1440
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Keeps Bumpers Fresher, Longer!
Vehicle:
05 LGT Wgn; 04 FXT
BDSM -- Birmingham, AL

Default

Bringing this one back from the dead....


Does anyone know if you can blast some sort of medium (plastic beads, or walnut shells) on ABS plastic (specifically my side skirts) to remove paint?

Thanks!

-Nathan
crash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2004, 12:23 PM   #12
cnk
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10757
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
2013 BRZ Limited 6MT
DGM

Default

I would be very leary of doing that because plastic is so soft. The heat from using a blasting medium may deform/melt the plastic as well. The safest way is to just hand sand it down. Bodywork is an art and it takes skill, a good eye, and "feel" to get things right. If you blast it with a medium, you may also get a lot of high and low spots that you'll have to fill in to make it look even after painting.

Calvin
cnk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will stripping cheap paint off of stock wheels with a heat gun damage the wheels? sburck Interior & Exterior Modification 6 11-10-2008 03:35 PM
Does anyone know where in DFW that would have access to large sheets of ABS plastic? extol1337 Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 7 04-01-2008 01:59 PM
how to get wax off of textured plastic? Bonzo Off-Topic 12 04-12-2005 12:04 AM
stripped paint off brakes, okay? petawabit Brakes, Steering & Suspension 2 05-16-2004 10:28 AM
Does anyone know where I can buy a 1/8" sheet of ABS plastic? MattDell Off-Topic 12 12-26-2003 10:58 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.