Dec 15, 2014 update to the Tornado Typhoon project car

Stripping the Body

We simply scraped the old paint off a bit at a time. Fortunately, it was poorly applied and came off pretty easily.
Underneath the crappy green paint, was grey primer and the original gelcoat. All in all, not in bad condition, or so we thought.

With the mechanicals mostly done, we could not ignore the body on our Tornado Typhoon any longer. The first step would be to strip the old paint off. Initially, our thought was to just strip the car by hand. The very poorly applied, green paint job needed to be completely removed.

We took simple paint scrapers and simply scraped the badly prepped and applied paint right off. The idea was to remove the paint, but conserve the gelcoat. This turned out to be easier than we thought.

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stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
12/15/14 6:42 p.m.
Tim Suddard wrote: This turned out to be easier than we thought.

How often does that happen for any part of a restoration?

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