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Old 09-27-2010, 07:58 PM
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Default Painters tape on bare metal?

I need to refinish my trunk lid, but I dont expect my drill battery to have enough juice to take the paint off in one go. If I clean a section to bare metal, would painters tape keep it from rusting for any period of time?
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a fine mist of fogging oil applied with a cloth might do the trick
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Get an angle grinder.
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Buy a second battery? Buy (borrow?) a power tool that plugs into a wall?
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Will the oil mess with the paint?

No money to buy an angle grinder, wish I had one

Even if I had an angle grinder, or a plug in drill, I have no place to plug it in at since I will be doing this in the parking lot of my apartment building.
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Buy cheap electric drill extension cords from Walmart....return when finished?
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How about remove the trunklid and take it someplace where you have electricity?
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WD40 is literally designed to do what you need to do. Coat the bare metal with it.
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aircraft grade paint stripper!

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lol, here we go again.

I dont have a tarp or anything to cover whats in my trunk while the lid is off.

The parking lot is a fair distance from my apartment and I dont think anyone would appreciate me dragging an extension cord from here to there.

Would WD40 leave a residue that would effect the paint later on?

I have a can of stripper, which is awesome stuff. But I want to strip it on the car, and I dont want to repaint the underside.
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Sav said exactly what I was thinking before I opened this thread. I would WD40 and then remove it with Acetone later. Just spray a little on a towel and wipe down the metal.
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WD40. My flywheel is covered in it while in storage.
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NOOOOOoooooooooooooooo OIL of any sort! Just shoot it with some self etching primer! Using any WD40 or anything like that is a BAD idea if youre gonna paint anything.
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Remove lid, carpet, and drain plugs. Paint in apartment, replace.
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Originally Posted by curly View Post
Remove lid, carpet, and drain plugs. Paint in apartment, replace.
This is what I would do if my trunk wasnt full of stuff.
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