Passenger Side Fender strip & prime
|I still say that's purple...|
|The plan - because lists are cool!|
The Apprentice is excited to try the straight razor technique for stripping paint. We set the fender in the sun to warm up the paint and tried it. It worked pretty well for the top layer, but not the underlying primer. Plus it'll nick the metal if one isn't very careful around the curves.
So, the right answer is to get a sander. In our town, we're hard pressed to find a media blaster that instills any confidence in doing a proper job of it, so we chose sanding. The Makita 9227C was recommended by others who've done this before. So I waited for a sale and picked one up online. It's a buffer/sander that uses 7" discs and, most importantly, has variable speed control and a locking trigger. Sanding should be done slower than full speed so as not to warp the thin metal.