Jump to content


DOT 3


  • You cannot reply to this topic
11 replies to this topic

#1 Longbow

Longbow

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Beaufort SC
  • Full Name:Gary

Posted 17 January 2010 - 01:55 PM

I just put my car body into brake fluid about two hours ago .I sprayed the body with Krylon paints & primer,and dropped it onto the paint booth surface :) Well what the hey one moves on.I was wondering how long does it need to soak for,overnight days etc. etc.Thanks in advance Gary Thomason

Attached Files

  • Attached File  #4.jpg   94.73KB   24 downloads
  • Attached File  #3.jpg   141.79KB   22 downloads


#2 Longbow

Longbow

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Beaufort SC
  • Full Name:Gary

Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:37 PM

Well I will answer my on question & continue to report,after five & one half hours It appears to be melting :D .

#3 Longbow

Longbow

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Beaufort SC
  • Full Name:Gary

Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:32 PM

Sorry about that,I will be more specific .The paint is wrinkling. B)

#4 Longbow

Longbow

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Beaufort SC
  • Full Name:Gary

Posted 18 January 2010 - 01:14 AM

Here what`s happening after fourteen hours,kinda cool I think :lol: Gary Thomason

Attached Files

  • Attached File  #4.jpg   49.77KB   28 downloads
  • Attached File  #5.jpg   49.77KB   30 downloads


#5 Longbow

Longbow

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Beaufort SC
  • Full Name:Gary

Posted 18 January 2010 - 01:19 AM

Here what`s happening after fourteen hours,kinda cool I think :lol: Gary Thomason

Attached Files

  • Attached File  #5.jpg   29.78KB   6 downloads


#6 Longbow

Longbow

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Beaufort SC
  • Full Name:Gary

Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:54 PM

Twenty seven hours & counting.The paint is like the meat on a good smoked Boston butt after that length of time , just falls off the bone so to speak. :lol:

Attached Files

  • Attached File  #6.jpg   51.04KB   16 downloads
  • Attached File  #7.jpg   42.45KB   13 downloads


#7 kyledr330

kyledr330

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 268 posts
  • Location:Lake Geneva, Wi
  • Full Name:Kyle

Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:24 PM

Gary, Don't waste your money on DOT 3. If you spray your cars with enamels or acrylics just use Castrol Super Clean, it's only like $7.00 per gallon. I use DOT 3 for stripping lacquer paints of models.

#8 Longbow

Longbow

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Beaufort SC
  • Full Name:Gary

Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:25 AM

Thanks for the info but, As you can see that cow has already left the barn.I bought the brake fluid from Wally world for 3.00 bucks a quart,I only needed two quarts for the stripping process.Nice to know that It will work for lacquers as well,bonus :P Thirty Five hours & things are looking good for round two at the old paint booth this weekend.

Attached Files

  • Attached File  #8.jpg   47.14KB   7 downloads
  • Attached File  #9.jpg   36.06KB   14 downloads
  • Attached File  #10.jpg   69.27KB   12 downloads


#9 crazyjim

crazyjim

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,902 posts
  • Location:Citrus Springs, FL

Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:08 AM

Could there be a purpose to get the paint all wrinkled and then have it stay like that?

#10 MikeMc

MikeMc

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,577 posts

Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:49 PM

I shoot with lacquers and fresh DOT3 will strip a body bare in 12 to 14 hours if its kept between 75 and 80

#11 boohoo

boohoo

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 26 posts
  • Location:edinburgh
  • Full Name:stuart

Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:18 PM

i was wondering will dot 3 strip this body of laquer and paint. ive nevr tried todo this before and want to make sure before i start also one other thing will it do anything to the plastic light cover as i cant remove them. the person i bought it from put some sort of resin or putty behind the light pods as seen in pics thanks for any help

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#12 Longbow

Longbow

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Beaufort SC
  • Full Name:Gary

Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:47 PM

Sorry boohoo I cannot answer your questions , this is my first time @ stripping paint & the paint that I`m stripping is enamel.Hope someone with more experience will help you.
Well here it is already to paint.The brake fluid worked great & I`m stoked about round two for this week end. :)

Attached Files

  • Attached File  #11.jpg   56.53KB   5 downloads