A cheaper way (if you don't have a BIG compressor and sandblast pot) is liquid Paint Stripper. Just brush it on and let it soak for a while. The stripper will make all the old paint & grease bubble up so you can scrape it all off with a putty knife & wire brush. Works great, just wear gloves because it will burn your skin. I even use the stripper before sandblasting. It really helps soften up all that vintage petrified paint and makes the sandblasting go quick (if you've ever done any sandblasting you know that quick is a good thing). Another useful tool for paint removal is a wire wheel on an angle grinder.
Last edited by zootownjeepguy; 02-16-2012 at 08:53 PM.
'46 Willys CJ2A Farm Jeep, '49 International KB-7, '31 Allis Chalmers U, Cushman Scooter(s)
Antique garden tractors & outboard motors
Other rusty old junk comes & goes without warning.
The 2 most useful tools to have in your shop are a Crystal Ball and a Magic Wand