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Old 03-03-2003, 04:28 PM
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Default Removing paint from cloth covering

I've inherited the remains of a 40 size cub covered in cloth and painted olive drab with invasion stripes. It used to be the father-in-laws and after sitting in his basement for 10 years, I've taken it home to redo it and make it a float plane. It only has one rip in the cloth so, I'll try and repair that (don't know how), but the big thing is, how do I remove the paint and prep the surface before I paint it standard cub yellow?

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Default Removing paint from cloth covering

I don't think it is possible to remove paint from fabric. Painting over the top would probably work, but it's going to be heavy.
Old 03-03-2003, 05:18 PM
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I would strip it off and re cover it.
Old 03-04-2003, 03:06 PM
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Default Removing paint from cloth covering

Ditto... re-paint if you can tolerate the weight, or strip cloth and re-cover.

Note that if you have bumps in the existing paint/fabric, you can just sand down those bumps and fill (if needed) before re-painting.

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