frame stripper

Brock_Beeson

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no no nudes here :)
i tore my truck down to the frame and want to completely strip the old grease/grime. any suggestions? i could go pay for sand blasting but like everyone else im on a budget and $200 could go along way else where.
thanks
 

Andy Jones

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Try oven cleaner!
I've used it many times with great results.

-Andy
 

racer56

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A really good pressure washer will work miracles.
 

5.3Ranger

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If you decide to spend the couple hundred bucks, I'd sent it to the chemical stripper instead of blasting it. I did it to my super grimey frame & it came out like raw metal, no pits or greyness like sand blasting does. I also sent a rusty housing & it came out **BAN ME****BAN ME****BAN ME****BAN ME**. I used a place in Van Nuys, CA called L&M stripping. my $.02
 

Brock_Beeson

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thanks i will spray oven cleaner on it then tow it to the pressure washer.. best of both :)
 

AaronDixon

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no no nudes here :)
i tore my truck down to the frame and want to completely strip the old grease/grime. any suggestions? i could go pay for sand blasting but like everyone else im on a budget and $200 could go along way else where.
thanks
Not sure which vehicle/coating you are trying to strip.... but the waxy-tar that ford uses comes off with lacquer thinner and thats about it. I dont even know if you can even buy that stuff in Ca anymore!!!!
 

Brock_Beeson

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its an 87 ranger frame.. no tar stuff. just satin black paint and road gunk. i know the tar stuff.. my first truck had that (jeep comanche)
 

Brock_Beeson

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thats what north county powder coating quoted me... ive got about $100 in budget to strip it.. looks like im off to the pressure washer.

thanks for the offer tho.
 

dakineJ

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OR...I'm not sure how much paint the oven cleaner will remove, but SuperClean will deffinately remove dirt & grime,then rinse w/high pressure nozzle on garden hose. Let dry and apply liberal amount's of aerasol stripper,scrub and repeat w/high pressure nozzle.
 

Brock_Beeson

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its now rebar :) the truck got beat to death.. both axles were smiling. extensive frame damage from jumping/ desert. no panel was straight. motor had mud on the pistons when we tore it apart... and it still ran. drove the truck to the scrapper.. needed too much to keep together :)
 

Brock_Beeson

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update.. took the frame to the pressure washer.. some pretty good luck then brought it home and sprayed it with some harbor freight commercial de greaser. with a little motivation from an sos pad its down to bare steel in a heartbeat.. dont quite know what the de greaser is but it removes the crap in a heartbeat. so it will be an hour or two for the whole frame but will save me over $200. stoked
 

RACERX686

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I used the rag and torch method and it worked great. Quick and easy no messy chemicals just went through a coulpe of towels and old t-shirts and it didnt cost me a dime.
 

ChromolyKid

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I saw on Horsepower TV they tested a few different chemical strippers on a grimy old frame rail and found that the aircraft quality one works best... Forgot what it's called though...
 

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I just finished striiping a bronco body and chassis. I used a wire wheel and a sander mostly. It doesn't take as long as you might think. I then used a sanblaster for the tiny cracks and crevices. Sanblasting is very messy and actually took me longer. If you have the money and no time, than I would just get it professionaly sandblasted or acid dipped. Good luck
 
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