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  • Removing Paint From a Suzuki Mudguard

    Does anyone know what the best product would be to remove 2k paint from a suzuki M50 plastic mudguard?

    I don't want to sand it if I can avoid it because there is a lot of coats on there and there are some awkward shapes to navigate meaning it would mostly be by hand.

    I do have some gun wash (MEK I think?) but don't know if it is safe to use or not.

    Thanks.


    Edit: does anyone know what type of plastic these mudguards are made of?
    Is it ABS?
    Last edited by Veefore; 21-02-2014, 06:36 AM.

  • #2
    Nope,

    Sand it.
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    • #3
      buy a replacement one.
      If its been painted properly it will be a head fuck to remove paint. If it hasnt been painted properly and is flaking you may get away with blowing it off with compressed air.
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      • #4
        Has anyone tried brake fluid?

        I know that stuff eats paint but how effective it would be and possible residual effects, I dunno?

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        • #5
          would wreak havoc with the plastc
          faster ya go closer to nirvana

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          • #6
            just use a brick wall. 50 kays should be enough..
            When I’m good I’m good. When I’m bad I’m better.
            If your going to do it wrong do it right.

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            • #7
              Something that will eat a enamel paint but not damage plastic.

              Good luck with that
              Every one has a story.....

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              • #8
                I asked a panel shop owner the same question, the answer, wash then re-paint over the existing. In my case, I'm going to do white over black

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                • #9
                  soda blasting. theres a bloke up in dianella somewhere who I used.
                  brilliant job, no damage to plastics and 99% of paint removed. was about 250 for a set of fairings IIRC
                  you'll still need to do a little bit on the tight kinks

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                  • #10
                    why remove the paint? If you want to repaint it, just sand it back with 400 grit and then apply primer.
                    Sand the primer with 600/800 then colour coat.
                    If its 2k you can put acrylic or 2k over the top of it. Dunno about enamel.

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                    • #11
                      Paint removal from plastic....

                      When I was younger [a couple of years ago] I used to build plastic model kits. I used to get old kits and do them up, [shit, I'm doing that now but with bikes !] anyway to get the old enamel paint off we used to spray them with 'Mister Muscle' oven cleaner.Now this stuff is highly caustic but gets rid of the paint in no time. Just rinse the part under water to get rid of any excess goop before re-painting. This 'Mister Muscle doesn't even effect the clear plastic.Give it a try....don't know how it's gunna work on too-pak though.....

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