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post #1 of 29
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Had my HAF 932 sprayed two months ago and the case now deteriorating(if thats the correct word), color is fading and washed. Took it back to the shop and to my luck the company went out of business, AWESOME,. So therefore I'm cutting my losses and starting over. Here are a couple pics of the side panel...





My question is whats the best stuff to use to remove powder coat if possible? Ive tried the Permatex gasket remover and that did not work. Tried paint strippers,acetone, and aircraft remover and Nothing! If I have to spend another 100-$150 for new paint job I might as well buy a new case. Any recommendations or feedback is highly appreciated.
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I'm not sure if it is worth the trouble. It will never look new again.
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Well, I was going to say get a sander and sand it off. You could use a power sander and then go to 2000 grit progressively, you should get a rather nice finish with that.
post #4 of 29
Couldn't you have just gently sanded over the paint and painted over it? You could have also just sandblasted it.

I don't know of any chemicals to remove powdercoats, so I guess the only way you can go is to physically remove the paint
post #5 of 29
Sandblasting gets my vote. If that doesn't get the powdercoat off, then I'm at a total loss...
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post #6 of 29
Sandblasting will remove that. Then you can powder coat it again or paint it.
    
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post #7 of 29
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What does a normal shop charge for sandblasting considering I don't own a sandblaster?
Its even starting to crackle and peel by the drive bays
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i know its not that bad to build your own. i know my father built one a few years ago for < 100
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post #9 of 29
Good luck if you have to do it by hand.

Do you own a air compressor? You can buy your own sandblast cabinet, around $150 bucks if I remember right. They need some mods right out of the box if you get one that cheap (like silicone on all the joints, a stick on light so you can see better) otherwise you'll have a mess everywhere.

A soda blaster might work, although it would probably take forever...

I would suggest just calling your local autobody shop, explaining what you have and ask for a quote to blast it. They may do it a lot cheaper than buying all the stuff yourself.
post #10 of 29
WOW, im sorry, that is why that place went out of bussness, they didnt sand plast the case before applying the powder, the only way to smoothly remove it is to sand blast it away
and then spray it again.

ive owned my own powder coating shop for over 10 years now, SAND BLAST is the best way out of your problem

just for sandblasting expect around 40$
Edited by RushMore1205 - 3/19/11 at 4:21pm
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