Bought Citri-Strip gel and paste yesterday. Even if I knew the right chemical to strip paint only, it would most likely be a tedious, arduous process to strip only the paint, leaving the primer, and I would have no guarantees of quality of the original primers bond with my new paint. If that chemical existed, it would probably be expensive too. I just thought it would be neat not to expose the metal and keep the tough 1980 primer.
I am doing test patches to see just how thick of a coat of citri-strip is needed to strip to bare metal as money is that tight right now.
This is going to be my permanent primer so I want to prep the metal right. Keep in mind I have not picked, much less bought my paint and primer. I don’t know what will be available, as manufacturers are temporarily unable to produce products because they don’t have the inputs needed from their suppliers. I hope temporary doesn’t become permanent as it would mean a cascading collapse of our industrial civilization.
I am going to the Kelly Moore in Santa Clara, where they have industrial and commercial paints. However, if you can personally recommend a place in the South Bay with a good selection of tractor paints and enamels, I’m all ears.
Going to use Metal Prep (the blue colored product), after a random orbit sanding pass with 220 grit sanding discs. I never want the paint or primer to separate from Inner Love, unless I want it to.
Please post links to good guides you’ve used for primer prep, with a focus on using industrial primer. Meanwhile I’m going to look on YouTube.
I am going to give the exterior of Inner Love a full scrub and wash, including using my surface cleaner on the roof and semi flat surfaces.