Originally Posted by Offroadian
Sand blasting these trailers is a good idea but, not as simple as it sounds. The one that I did was a lot of work. The military paint was some tough stuff and many layers thick.
I was useing a commercial walk in sand blaster with steel shot. The paint came off so slowly that it was faster to use paint stipper and a scraper taking off one to two layers at a time. Then I blasted it afterwards.
Yeah the CARC is tough stuff. Mine is flaking off in areas, yet seems rather solid in others. You have to be careful with this stuff if you grind on it, sand it, or strip it. It is pretty toxic and can cause silicosis (sp). Full respirator is a must. If stripping it, the remnants should be disposed of properly. I have heard others using aircraft stripper covered with wet newspaper/saran wrap and letting it sit. I guess this process works well as the newspaper will keep the stripper from evaporating to quickly. I may give it a try. I am sure it will make quite a toxic mess though.