Dry ice for rust and undercoat removal

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    They do that here at work to clean the paint hangars.
     
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    'At work?' Where do you work?
     
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    Boeing Everett WA
     
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    I THOUGHT I saw your rig! Up until a year ago mid-January, I lived in Everett for so many years!
     
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    Yeah, looking at the pics above again, I know I've seen yours, because of the color and the Weld wheels.
     
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    I lived on Oakes, between 19th and 20th streets, and up on 19th and Wetmore, there's a guy that has a '68-'69 in Kaopectate green. Have you seen that one?
     
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    Hmm now I will have to look... Fall of 2018 I pulled the seats out to start on the radio and soundproofing, that was the last time it was rolling until last week.
     
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    That's okay, Babe was parked around that time, getting engine and brake hydraulic work done.
     
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    Years ago, I used dry ice to get some really narly metalflake lacquer off my '58 Impala.
    Nothing else would touch it. I just let the dry ice sit on it for a few minutes and then a putty knife
    would pop it right off.
     
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    Interesting. I should tell Joe about that, because the Breezeway has curved sections on top of the doors, making paint removal by more common means fairly hard.
     
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    I haven't heard from Crab1 since last year. I wonder if he still lurks?

    Edit: his last post was last October.
     
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    That was 50 years ago that I did that. I now use a pad (?) that looks like lava and goes on a 7" grinder. It throws paint in little bitty chunks all over the place but it does NOT leave gouges AND it does NOT heat up the metal.
    Ask your local automotive paint store about them.
     
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    I used those during my Naval service; they were so good, it would remove epoxy paint, and epoxy non-skid, if it wasn't Betty Crockered on.
     
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    We have a dry ice gun at work. The only thing it does is remove grease and dirt from trucks and forklifts and make the plastic cable/wire jackets look like they were attacked by moths. Nice to paint, not so much on the rust.
     
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    What I was using was dry ice CHUNKS. I would set them on an area of glued on paint and leave the them for a few minutes. Then that OLD metalflke Lacquer just popped right of with a putty knife.
     

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