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2a Resto- Bulkhead

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Bbear, May 8, 2020.

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  1. Bbear

    Bbear New Member

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    Hello
    I’m currently stripping my 1970 2a right back as far as I can, luckily Covid has allowed me the time!!

    just wondering if anybody has come across this horrible bitumen like primer that my bulkhead is covered in and has anybody stripped it with anything??
    My shot blaster says he can’t do it as the beads just push the bitumen along and it never goes.
    As much as it has saved it from rot it’s a pain to deal with as I want a good paint finish.
    Does anybody know if it could have been a factory thing??
     

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    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    Burn it off.
     
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    You’d see the smoke in Norfolk there’s **** loads of it!!
     
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    Not a factory thing , if it were there would probably be more solid bulkheads about. How about trying a solvent.
     
  5. Bbear

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    I’ve scraped it with a chisel and then soaked it off with thinners and it’s revealed a few bad repairs in the door posts, I think this ones just going to take forever!!
     
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    :( Pretty normal with a 50 year old bulkhead.
     
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    Have you tried a jet wash on it.
     
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    I would go for this ^^
    Either do it locally and time consuming with a blow torch and a scraper, or if the bulkhead is off and bare but the whole thing on a "cold" wood fire and remove it before the fire gets properly going and you get the hot embers to prevent any distortion with over heatin
     
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    Hi,i hope all are well,
    if it is a bitumous paint then petrol will take it off,100%,
    wire brush and scraper to abraid the surface then plenty of rags and keep wetting with petrol,
    if you dont fancy the fire risk of petrol then perhaps a heat gun and elbow grease,
    all the best and good luck,
    Ryn
     
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    Petrol will work well, but be really really carefull. The problem is that you can get your clothes soaked and not notice, then you go up in flames. Sadly this has killed people.
     
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    Thanks guys. I found a guy who blasted it, it took a while aparently, didn’t really fancy the heat or petrol option!!
     
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