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I just got a new (to me) horse trailer and it has had two or trhee coats of paint on it in its life. What would be the best and fastest way to strip it. I tried a paint stripper from Lowes but it was taking 5 or 6 applications to get near the metal and the paint isn't really that thick. Thanks for any suggestions.
 

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try aircraft remover, ive used it in the past with great results.
im not sure about this but i think the name brand of it is aircraft remover, theres clouds on the can, this works alot better than the cheaper "aircraft cleaner"
 

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This stuff worked great on the Bronc...
sorry about fuzzy picture



i bought it at Schucks for $5


spray on wipe paint off. went down to metal in about 10 secs. DONT BREATHE IT IN.
 

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I got some aircraft remover at wal-mart
 

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I used it on a 48 dodge i was wanting to restore, and it took the 5 layers of paint (2 of those layers was house paint), and the layer of surface rust completely off. Straight to bare metal. Wear thick gloves so nothing can soak through and get to your skin. They say wear the big yellow rubber gloves that you can get for cleaning. Apply it on the entire trailer with a good size paint brush and then go back with a puddy scraper and take the paint off. Works very fast.
 

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aircraft stripper... search
 

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alot of strippers (paint type) will only remove one coat at a time. The aircraft stuff is the best but like they said don't get it on you.
 

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welndmn said:
You got some big balls to strip a horse trailer.
Horse trailers are always beat up, and they use TONS of filler.
If it was me, I would prep it as is and then single stage paint it.
listen to this guy. we always run a piece of sandpaper over it to get it roughed up and halfway smooth then put a new coat on. just put a few light coats on for the new stuff and youll be good to go as far as coverin up the old stuff. make sure on the inside you put extra on, cause it gets a lot of stuff rubbin up against it..

and next time youll probly buy a trailer thats aluminum so you dont gotta paint it as much

wes
 

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I used aircraft stipper on my tailgate, it worked awsome, had a little trouble on the thick bondo, but 3 coats of paint were off in one application. Buy the ghetto old school looking stuff with the most warnings about ventilation and wearing chemical gloves.
 

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Use any Strippers with a good percentage of Methlene Chloride....But need gloves exc..Oh and clean your hands before leaking..lol.Those chemicals go straight in your body to your liver....
 

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What I've found with paint stripper is its best to wear a pair of work gloves INSIDE a pair of rubber gloves. That stuff is usually designed to soften/destroy latex and thats what rubber gloves are made of. Helps to keep the chit off you.
 

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Aircraft paint remover is the best to use....you can buy it from any automotive paint supply house. One word of caution...dont use in a garage with a kerosene heater. The fumes will get dangerous. Make sure you have the proper safety gear. But the easiest way is a sandblaster, then paint it with primer and acrylic enamel.
 
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