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Re: old trunk

Posted By: James schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (0-1pool247-116.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 9/12/3 02:10

In Response To: Re: old trunk (KayKay)

Yes, I agree, you should try to remove all but the first coat of paint. Since the other layers are chipping off already. The primary finish is the most important and since the original finish was this blue paint that would be the best and most preservation minded thing to do. Sharpen a popsicle stick and gently chip off all the paint you can, leave the remainder and after a few weeks work on it some more, also a 600 grit wet dry sand papet and paint thinner will slowly remove top layers of paint. Eventually you should find all the paint will break free. Try to avoid stripper if you can, or look on this site for a locale restorer.

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