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fordman 04-23-2017 02:51 PM

'41 ford pickup- dented top

the top of my '41 pickup cab had been dented, bondo, painted with lacquer but has tiny spider-cracks. Paint remover did not cut the lacquer. I've sanded the lacquer-bondo areas smooth; will the tiny spider-cracks come apart?
What should I do?

thanks for your partcipation,

mrtexas 04-23-2017 03:55 PM

Re: '41 ford pickup- dented top

You need some good aircraft paint remover from an auto paint store, expensive but works and will burn your hands. What is sold in the big box stores is useless.

fordman 04-23-2017 06:19 PM

Re: '41 ford pickup- dented top

the paint remover is aircraft 'KLEEN STRIP".

can anyone give me a brand that is a good on for lacquer?

fordman....thank you!

Tony, NY 04-23-2017 07:33 PM

Re: '41 ford pickup- dented top

Using paint stripper on paint over bondo will soak into the bondo. Never heard lacquer being that hard to remove. Cracks are probably an old paint job. May be better with the sanding off the paint, if just the roof.

JSeery 04-23-2017 07:40 PM

Re: '41 ford pickup- dented top

I would just sand it.

cas3 04-23-2017 09:40 PM

Re: '41 ford pickup- dented top

me too, sand it off with a da and 80, or 120, gone

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