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CERTIFIED COATINGS SURE STRIP PAINT REMOVER

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Removes urethanes, epoxies, lacquers, primers, enamels, vinyls, varnishes, acrylics, shellac and polyesters. Washing off with water leaves a clean film-free surface that is ready for refinishing.

CERTIFIED COATINGS PRODUCTS, located in Los Angeles, has been manufacturing aircraft dopes, thinners and special products for the aircraft industry for 50 years. A small company making good quality, high-solids dopes, very competitively priced. Since their products are made locally, we enjoy a tremendous saving in delivery costs which is reflected in the pricing as well. We have handled their line for many years with complete customer satisfaction.

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I was hoping to remove clear-coat from a 1974 Airstream with this, but it won’t touch it. However, it’s useful for old caulk around windows.

Wayne
September 14, 2019

I am in the process of stripping the paint from my 1946 Cessna 140. The paint has been on the aircraft since 1956, which is the year the wings were metalized. In about 1977 the paint was starting to look bad in several places, so the owners applied some well-placed striping to cover up the bad sections of paint. Needless to say, I have double layer paint in several places, plus the standard grassy-green primer coat under all of the paint. Sure Strip really does a great job! I’m generally well impressed by it. It is slightly gelled just the right consistency to hold onto vertical surfaces, and the under sides of wings. I used about on gallon per wing half… meaning the top half of the wing used about a gallon, and also the bottom half. 68-72F is the perfect stripping temp. The hotter it gets the faster it dries, and this slightly shortens your working time. Most paint bubbles up in 30 seconds. You will need several applications in built up areas, and a medium stiff nylon brush will really help remove paint from around rivets and out of seams. The stripper it water based, and the residue will wash off easily with a rage and sponge. I can’t say I love stripling paint, but Sure Strip makes an unpleasant job tolerable, and pretty easy. It’s a good product. Cortland

Cortland C
June 8, 2014

Q&A

Q: Can this stripper be used on fiberglass for removing paint?

It has not been tested on composite parts, so we can only recommend to use with caution.

Q: Is the Certified Coating Sure Strip Paint Remover safe to use on aluminum wheels?

Yes, this product is safe to be used on aluminum wheels.

Q: Will this Certified Coatings Sure Strip paint remover take away the cadmium plating under the paint also? Need to remove paint not the plating.

Per supplier: When you prep the metal scuffing and then applying acid etching primer or with alodine you compromise any plating on the metal whether it be cadmium, anodizing or alclad. Manufacturers apply the plating so that the metal does not rust or corrode before paint. Which is why if you are stripping any metal surface you want to paint or at a minimum prime the substrate immediately.

Q: Can you use this Certified Coatings Sure Strip paint remover product on wood?

The answer is yes. The caveat is to not allow the stripper to soak into the wood. Once the paint or varnish is lifted, clean thoroughly. When finished, let the wood dry completely, sand and wipe down with a wet rag. Let dry and sand again. You don't want to leave stripper residue on the wood. If there is some he/she runs the risk of it reactivating and affecting the adhesion of the new coating.

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