Fast Rust and Paint Removal


OK, you’ve got a fender or hood (or the whole car, for that matter) that has 15 coats of chipping paint and caked rust on it. It’s too big for a sand blast cabinet and will obviously take many coats of chemical stripper. A grinder would work, but the result would be hundreds of scalloped “digs” into the metal surface once the gunk is off. What’s a good alternative to get to a manageable surface?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2006/10/23/fast-rust-and-paint-removal