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Re: Removing painted letters
I tried it all, oven cleaner, expensive pain remover, scraping, compounding etc.
Light wet sanding took it off in 5 minutes. What a collossell waste of time and money. Lol
Rob is right on! A da sander with 220. then 320, then up to 600 wet or dry hand sanded wet, then 3M finessit II using a power buffer. The buffer must be one that is limited to under 2000 rpm to keep things from getting too hot. The only risk is it will look better than the rest of the transom so do the whole thing.
I just did this to a rolled on coat of high solids, 2 part urethane yesterday and it shines. I started with 150 because the surface was rough to begin with. Sanding is good! Go slowly with the coarse (220) grit!
Last edited by downeast450; 04-23-2013 at 05:17 AM.