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Can anyone shed some light on a question I have. I am helping someone with a 1929 Studebaker President. The car had a "who done it" special enamel paint job thrown on what appears to be a relatively decent original factory lacquer paint job. Wet sanding the enamel off the old lacquer with 1500 grit sand paper is proving to be tedious as well as occasionally cutting too much through some already thin spots in the old lacquer. We would really like to expose the old original lacquer paint scheme, then do minor touch up to it from there, if we could only get rid off the top layer of enamel paint. Does anyone know of any enamel paint remover, other chemicals, or process that will take off the enamel paint but not the original lacquer underneath? Please post any advice or information you have.<P>Thanks!!

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A number of years ago I had a Ford truck that had been used for years by a small local volunteer fire department. This was a very nice low mileage truck that they had hand painted a couple of times with a cheap red enamel. I removed this stuff with oven cleaner and lots of water and gentle use of a plastic bristle brush. One had to be careful not to soften the good paint underneath too much or that would lift also. The result was reasonably good but not perfect. I was able to polish the original paint and do some touch up for a finish that looked like an old original surface. I would think the success of this would deoend a lot on the quality of the repaint and the durability of the original paint. Good luck!<BR>Jon Lee

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