Automotive Paint Removal – Tips & Products You Need and How To Use Them – PART 1 of 2 – Eastwood

Automotive Paint Removal – Tips & Products You Need and How To Use Them – PART 1 of 2 – Eastwood

everybody it’s matt from eastwood
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so we’re gonna be talking today about
stripping paint and surface rust
it’s something that’s a really easy ,
thing that everybody’s doing whether
you’re doing auto body repair we’re
doing a full-blown restoration this is
something you’re going to run into that
was it
there’s a lot of mistakes that you can
make they can cause you a lot more work
and there’s also some things you can do
that can save you some time so let’s get
right into it
we start with the boring stuff first the
safety of course this is something
that’s dangerous with a lot of things
you’re doing and you’re also doing some
chemicals and things like that so you
want to make sure that you’re protecting
so first thing that a lot of people
might forget about is one of these face
shields here that we have available
this is just a simple flip down face
shield that you can wear so that you can
see you can save your face
aside from your eyes you can save your
whole entire face and neck area from
getting hurt when you’re when you’re
using some of these tools here
now the other thing obvious pair of
safety glasses so I wear these at the
minimum you wear this over top just for
you know the added protection it really
is good for some of this stuff and the
last couple things of course is a pair
if you’re doing grinding and things like
that you want to use a good pair of
weather gloves and then also if if
you’re doing a lot of grinding and
sanding one of these little face masks
so these these are good to have around
and when you’re doing a lot of standing
as the particles that are going in the
air you’re breathing those in those are
really really not good for your body and
over a period of time it’s it’s going to
be very harmful to you so what I’m doing
the like grinding today so you guys can
hear me talking
I’m not going to wear this for because
i’m going to be going for a couple
seconds at a time like i said if you’re
if you’re doing an extended period grind
stripping a whole hood or a panel
definitely need this
so now we’ve got over the boring stuff
let’s get into the different methods i’m
going to go from the most simple
up onto this some of the methods you may
not be familiar with the most simple
thing just using a block sander so we
sell these durable blocks like this and
all right let’s have some sticky 80 grit
paper attached to it
so this is the method that a lot of
people do it’s not going to require
anything extra
then your your two hands in the block
Sanders so this is 80 grit i have on
here and most of the products that were
showing you today are available in 80
grit so i’m going to go over them just
so that you can see the difference in
how much effort and time it takes to
strip each of these different methods
so with this i’m going to go over here
to this little corner of the hood that
we’re using this old Monte Carlo hood
that we have it had a bunch of different
coats of paint on it this is had the
original coat it had some additional
codes there’s even been some tests prey
on here for one of the guys was painting
a Monte Carlo you want to test spray it
so this is a true test of what you’re
going to come across the vehicle has
many layers of paint on top of it so
this little square here like Kevin had
showed you guys before doing the
crosshatch pattern
no it’s the same thing but will do just
a quick standing
so you can see that in that amount of
content time i count it may be that 20
or 30 seconds there if that we didn’t
get very far we got through one layer of
we’re down into the white that’s
underneath there’s probably another
coder – that’s underneath of that even
further and you’re going to change your
paper if it’s if it’s some kind of a
penny on the paint what’s underneath and
becoming your paper up so this is really
good for when your block sanding your
primer and things like that but it’s
really not that great for stripping
I would avoid using this if you have to
strip a car down to bare metal
so next thing is a same kind idea but
using a DA to action sander like this
this is one of our larger ones we offer
we also have a palm sander
so this one’s pneumatic works off the
airline so I’ll show you this one here
so i’m going to put some glasses on our
spinning and obviously the grits come in
whatever you know whatever you want
again I have 80 on just to show you
you don’t to be a comparable test here
you can get this in 40 it does rip a
little bit further but it’s still
similar similar speed as the block sandy
so with this obviously
so there are about similar amount of
time you can see I went through the
coats of paint so we went through the
top black
there’s a white aren’t here it is
underneath the single-stage urethane
another code is a primer you can see
basically the rings of different coats
of a primer and paint that’s on there
and we got down to bare metal so
definitely a lot quicker but when you’re
doing a large paddle
you’re going to be changing these paper
the paper pretty often and depending on
the size of your compressor we have a
pretty good compressor here so we could
keep up with this all day long but if
you have a smaller compressor
you’re not going to get that kind of
output that fast and it’s going to slow
down and again you’re going to change in
the paper cool pretty often especially
if you’re trying to do a big hood like
so that’s the direction sander again
these are good for other types of you
know body work but for stripping a car
down to the bare metal
it’s really not that optimal and I
wouldn’t suggest that unless it’s all
you had around
so a lot of the other items we’re going
to talk about some of my favorite items
are going to be using an electric a four
and a half inch electric angle grinder
like we sell these ones are pretty well
use these are the ones I use all the
time in the shop and so we have these
and I’m going to show you something
that’s a common one that’s people tend
to use there really isn’t that great
it’s a great tool but this isn’t really
for this job
I’m a flat disk these flap discs or
items that we sell on the website they
have that the edges laid over top of
them like that of little pieces of paper
glued and over top of them and this one
here i have this one’s actually 40 grit
and 780 and these are a really abrasive
they cut really fast
the bad thing about them is that they
actually cut almost to a group they’re
too aggressive for stripping paint if
you’re doing some surface rust or ear or
a flattening out weld things like that
these are really great you’re doing
welding keep these right next to you cuz
these are perfect for knocking down
those proud welds
this is exactly what you need but i will
show you on this hood i’m not i’m going
to try and got not go too aggressive on
it because we don’t want to wreck this
hood because somebody might want to use
it at some point but with these a bad
thing is you can push pretty hard with
pretty hard without realizing it and you
can actually put grooves in the metal
and the the grooves of the metal
obviously you’re going to have to the
sand those out as part of me while I set
all this up here and for this one I’m
going to start wearing the face show
cause we’re getting into something
that’s more aggressive and you know we
don’t want throwing things at ourselves
so if you guys can hear me so and let me
get my gloves here now we’re getting
into this
all right like I said face mask is good
for this part are the dust mask is good
for this but we’re just doing a quick
partner want you guys to be able to hear
me immediately afterwards
so you can see how quickly we strip that
down the bare metal I was pretty darn
fast but you could definitely see the
difference in the profile if you look at
the the metal between this and when we
were doing the DA those little those
little scratches there
I was barely pressing down you press any
harder you’re gonna really start digging
into the metal
the more you dig in the metal the more
work it’s going to take to get that to
get that flat and straight
it’s really it’s really easy with that
tool when you’re stripping a large panel
to press too hard and you’re gonna get
waves in your panel tea and even though
you may prime it – hi Bill primer and
everything like that make it waves
because you’re actually pushing him
digging little tiny grooves on the metal
as you go so i would suggest this if
you’re really delicate like I was you
can strip a panel but when you get start
getting costo to body lines and edges
here you can actually grind through the
metal really fast so if i say if I even
touched the sand the edges hood here
I could break that edge real fast and
have a hole in the metal and you know
have a big problem so i guess so that’s
that’s a good tool but not great for
what we’re doing here
I was the next we’re going to talk about
is probably one of my favorites
let me just change handles here it’s are
what we call our cleaning discs so I’ll
get the Randy to zoom in there on that
while I change over here there’s those
cleaning discs are like a woven material
that they’re made out of the really good
thing about those is that they don’t fly
apart so easy if you ever used wire
wheels or things like that before
they tend to to fly apart
shoot pieces at you there’s things stick
together pretty good
that’s a good part of that sorry we got
to extension cords here set up but the
way that those actually attached is they
use this hook and loop style backing pad
so they’re pretty quick to to attach the
neck li the next – we’re actually
talking about it use this style so these
things to stick on
they come in as four and a half inch
size and we offer off
I also offer them
in the the 7-inch that you can see when
randy was zooming over those so these
things ripped pretty good
they weave about an 80 grit finish on
the metal about the equivalent and you
stick them on like that it’s kind of
like a Velcro the hook and loop and then
you’re ready to go so i’ll do a quick
section with that and show you what what
it’s like when you’re using this on a
panel and you can see how quickly this
is going to strip through all the all
the metal or all the all the layers of
paint at least
there was a cleaning desk and see how
quickly you know that took away the
paint and he compared that you know to
the two blocks and we started in the
this is a whole world of difference you
know we would probably still be sanding
this first patch this first square we
made if we were using the blocks and
reverses the does the queening disk so
the queening desk like a set is is a
little better
notice when i was doing that I didn’t
really stop moving along the way
that’s one of the key things when you’re
stripping paint you want to keep moving
when you’re stripping the paint you
don’t want to sit in one spot because
what happens you can actually heat up
the metal and I could start to warp the
metal so many guys or gals out there you
know with welding and welding panel too
much and what in one spot it’s going to
you know you can do the same thing with
a grinder almost as quickly so be
mindful when you’re when you’re standing
there continuously moving at all times
what the panel cool the panel should
always be before you start grinding
she got to touch it with your bare hands
like this so this was just a little warm
to touch
it’s hot where you can’t touch it then
you need to stop you need to walk away
get a drink whatever come back work
another pair of part of the car and
that’s very important that you can work
these panels pretty easily so that’s
these cleaning discs these things stick
pretty good cause now I can’t get this
one off very easily so you can see the
force taken it to remove those now
here’s one that’s the cool thing I
grabbed as I wanted to show you guys
some used ones
these are how these are these cleaning
discs actually where you see it’s kind
of like a cone shape
that’s because you are you tend to be
using the edge pretty often if you’re
mindful about how you keep the the
queening disc angle when you’re grinding
us are stripping you can you could
pretty much have these we’re all a
little pretty evenly and make them last
you’re really hard in this edge you’re
going to wear it really quickly and then
it’s not going to be as useful so try
and keep it fairly flat as much as you
it’ll wear much more evenly and you’ll
get a lot more use out of it but that’s
what they look like out that was about
shot you’re the center here areas the
serious center that
go right over the axle the drive this in
it and it’s not gonna be going to throw
your arms around when you try to stand
with that
so that’s that one and then we have here
is our stripping discs
so these are like little little brillo
pads on steroids basically so these
again work with the with the hook and
loop style the same backing pads so we
have these four and a half inch and
seven inch backing pads grab one of that
you know one of each
and you’ll be good to go you can grab
throw this on here and you can switch
between these two I usually like to use
this queening this first and then
followed up with this to clean any of
the metal afterwards but i’ll show you
just from scratch with these can do and
the difference
they work out when they’re brand new
it’s a similar fashion but these don’t
hold up quite as long as those are those
cleaning this – so got that on there and
will show in the next next little square
here but this stripping dis can do
so you can see similar amount of time i
would start hit the bare metal but not
nearly as quick a good thing when I
would use this for is you know I could
say we use that other the queening disc
there and then have some areas here in
the center
we don’t need to necessarily work them
over the Queen disk you can follow it up
with this you can get the panel kind of
most of them
the paint remove and then follow through
with this so what I’ll do is come back
with this couple of these two together
you can get down to bare metal pretty
quickly and clean and nice clean metal
so this is good to follow up after the
first one we showed you how to take out
any of the grooves smoothy smooth it out
a little bit i use this a lot when
you’re doing if you’re doing apart when
you did some welding and you grind it
smooth with the flat disk you can follow
it up with these i’m just kinda to blend
the whole entire area and you can do so
a little bit of metal finishing if you
want to get into some of that and really
make an invisible well this is nice to
follow up and giving even finish but
these things when they wear these
actually get I don’t know if you’ve got
to see the light through it but these
start to get paper thin
when they start the where and this
happens really fast with your stripping
paint off
so these we offer a kit that comes with
the backing pad
it comes with this and it comes in these
heavier the cleaning pads and cleaning
disc together in a kit
that’s what i really suggest getting is
getting one of those kits and then
buying a a bunch of these these discs
and then you can strip up you know
coupling those together you can really
do an efficient job when you’re
another cool one that we’re going to
move on to hear

26 Replies to “Automotive Paint Removal – Tips & Products You Need and How To Use Them – PART 1 of 2 – Eastwood”

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  2. major fail, never plug a grinder in while its in your arms like 7:50 incase its in the on position, yes you check the switch first but if its been droped or knocked around it can still be live,

  3. Amazing video!!! We need a lot more "comparison" videos. These do wonders for finding what's the best for for such a wide variety of people.

  4. Thought I researched enough, good thing I only used a flap disc on my cheap yard trailer, LOL. Great information!

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