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    Hi all. Quick question on mechanically stripping of aluminum. I have some fine spots that may be better to strip with some type of mechanical means (sandpaper wheels or etc) rather than paint stripper. Is there some kind of mechanical way to remove paint that won’t damage the aluminum underneath or tear off a rivet head?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by chargerharry View Post
    Hi all. Quick question on mechanically stripping of aluminum. I have some fine spots that may be better to strip with some type of mechanical means (sandpaper wheels or etc) rather than paint stripper. Is there some kind of mechanical way to remove paint that won’t damage the aluminum underneath or tear off a rivet head?

    Thanks
    It's can be easy to damage aluminum with coarse sandpaper so we normally strip it with chemicals then clean it up with 180 or 220 grit sandpaper on an orbital sander. If you don't use chemicals then just use the sandpaper but it can take a lot longer.

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