How To Remove Bad Paint From Land Rover
The paint on your Land Rover may eventually start to show bad spots, which is why it is important to know how to remove bad paint from a Land Rover. There is no need to take your Land Rover to a specialist to remove bad paint; in fact, the process is simple and can be done with everyday chemicals and a little extra time. The first thing to consider when removing bad paint from a Land Rover is what to do after the paint has been removed. Removing the bad paint will leave the bare metal exposed, and you will need to repaint the affected areas. There are several commercial products on the market that can match the factory color of the Land Rover paint.
To remove bad paint from a Land Rover, you will need:
- Oven cleaner (works better than paint remover)
- A microfiber towel or cloth
- Painter's tape
- Latex gloves
- A garden hose
- Isolate the bad paint. Identify and isolate the bad paint on your Land Rover. Use painter's tape to create a two-inch wall around the areas of bad paint and the still good paint.
- Apply paint remover. Apply the paint remover (oven cleaner works great). Spray an even coat on the bad paint, being careful not to make contact with the good paint. Allow the paint remover to sit for about thirty minutes. If thirty minutes was not sufficient to remove the paint, you may need to allow the paint remove to sit on the Land Rover longer.
- Remove the paint remover. Remove the paint remover and bad paint from your Land Rover. First, use the microfiber cloth or towel to gently remove the paint remover on the surface. Now, use the garden hose to completely remove any remaining chemicals or bad paint.
- Remove the painter's tape. Peel the painter's tape from your Land Rover to reveal the unharmed good paint. You should now have several areas where the bad paint has been removed from your Land Rover.
- Touch-up the paint. The areas where the bad paint was removed from your Land Rover are now exposed. Paint touch-up products can be purchased at automotive stores and allow you to touch-up the paint on your Land Rover. Follow the instructions for the product you are using to re-fill the bad paint spots on your Land Rover.
Always use latex gloves when working with paint remover chemicals and oven cleaner. If you are uncomfortable with removing the bad paint yourself, take your Land Rover to an authorized repair specialist. The easiest non-chemical method to remove bad paint from a Land Rover is sand blasting, but this process can be very costly.