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Old 05-05-2019, 04:59 PM
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How do you go about removing paint in hard to reach places? I was planning on using some stripper to remove paint in the very corners of the door jams and the pits in the headlight bezel. Any alternatives? (1980)
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How do you go about removing paint in hard to reach places? I was planning on using some stripper to remove paint in the very corners of the door jams and the pits in the headlight bezel. Any alternatives? (1980)

1/4 inch wooden dowel wrapped with steel wool......in a variable speed drill....worked like a champ....bit of chemical stripper to soften the paint doesn’t hurt...

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In the door jambs I generally strip what I can with chemical stripper and wash/rinse out with automotive paint grade lacquer thinner....then I sand blast the remaining areas and get them clean.

As for headlight bezels...They normally get chemically stripped and generally do not have any pits to worry about.

Good, clear, well lit photos of your issues would help. So we can see what you are referring to specifically

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Photos below show a door hinge post area that has been chemically stripped and then sand blasted and ready for the next step.












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