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Removing paint.
So, a non chemical way to remove paint.  what is everyone's favorites?  I am looking to strip my Rabbit truck for painting. So not just a small area but the whole truck.
RyanB
 
66 Baja

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Getting it blasted is quick but costly.  I had mine media blasted. It worked well for my situation.
Otherwise you can sand it off yourself. Just takes a lot of time.

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Your MK1 has mostly flat(ish) surfaces so sanding wouldn't be too bad.
Mark

1967 Convertible
1967 Ragtop (really)-SOLD IT!
1967 Standard Bus
1974 Thing
1977 Rabbit

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Those strip disks that fit onto a grinder work well.
BUT....
I would be concerned with heat build up and warping over a large area....
Use at your own risk.
The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.

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Sanding is the best way to strip a vehicle ..youll get up close and personal with it and find all the imperfections .(dents) yes it's hard and yes it takes awhile to do it . if it was easy everyone would do it.

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This auto paint forum that I go to from time to time suggests using a variable speed sander/polisher with hook and loop sand paper.  Using a variable one lets you go slow <1000rpm to minimize heat.

http://www.autobodystore.com/strip_&_paint.shtml
1968 Type 1 Autostick (not going to stay that way)
2012 Jetta SE