How Paint Stripper Affects Your Car

Why paint stripper is also used to spoil motor vehicles

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Thankfully, none of our paint strippers would have this effect on your vehicle, as the solvent base is lower on paint stripping agents for doors and furniture. Image by Charnsitr (via Shutterstock).

For car owners, paint stripper is a must-have tool for removing old layers of paint from the car. It’s important to know how it works and what you need to do before using it, so your car doesn’t get damaged in the process. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how paint stripper affects your car – and more importantly – what you can do to protect it!

How does paint stripper affect your vehicles?

In a nutshell, the paintwork of your beautiful motor disappears but it varies on the type of stripper you use.

If the car paint stripper is not removed, it can cause corrosion of surfaces. Paint will be discoloured and peeled off in chunks after a period of time with exposure to heat and rain or any other form of moisture.

If you want to use this product on your car, apply it when the vehicle has cooled down for at least 4 hours after being driven. Do not apply the car paint stripper on a hot vehicle and allow it to dry for at least 24 hours.

Alternatively, the automotive paint stripper can be used by any professional or DIY car enthusiast if they want to remove old layers of paint from their cars. This is usually done as an initial preparation before painting your vehicle with a new coat of gloss, body paint, filler or any other product.

The car paint stripper is not as effective on vehicles that are well maintained and have a glossy coat of polish, but it can be used cautiously to remove old layers of dirt and grime from the surface if desired.

Protecting Your Vehicle

To protect your vehicle before stripping the paint from the body, you should cover the car in an old sheet or make sure the car is well-ventilated. Non-metal parts of the car should also be covered with an old sheet or newspaper to protect them from the paint stripper.

The car paint stripper should never come in contact with rubber seals or grommets as these areas can erode and become brittle over time. Old brake fluid is another aspect of your car that you want to protect.

Safety Tips

When using an automotive paint stripper, always read and follow all instructions on the label carefully before applying this product to any surface.

Do not use a car paint stripper if anyone in the house is pregnant or has an allergy to isopropyl alcohol.

We know you’re looking for the best way to remove paint from your car. With this blog post, we wanted to provide a comprehensive guide on how and why paint stripping chemicals affect cars so that when you need professional help with it, you can partner with our team of experts at Premium Door Stripping who will safely apply these chemicals without damaging your vehicle. Have any questions? Let us know!

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