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Ideas on how to remove rolled on paint?
Well first off to let you know what’s going on and why im asking this question. Late Saturday night (Feb 7) our 89 F-350 Flatbed was stolen from our business lot. Our only work/delivery truck we have at the business. It was recovered Monday afternoon about 2 Counties away from us. It was found at a chop shop/meth lab. I guess they were going to use it to haul there stolen cars with.
Anyway it was a really good looking brown color and they rolled on white paint all over the whole thing, and painted the bed silver. They also ripped (not unbolted) the mirrors off, paint the front grill black, changed out the rear dual tires with some junkers. Mounted tool boxes to the back of it. In one day they completely junked the truck, it looked as if they had it forever. We had a large New Delta tool box on the back with tons of tools, we recovered about 80%. Never found the white delta tool box, front chrome guard, or the original rear wheels. Steering column is busted; truck is in really sad shape. Tranny or T-case is whining and they tore the clutch up in it. It looks like they have been doing this sort of thing for a long time. I saw a 2002 Chevy Durmax truck, only thing left was the cab, front clip gone, no frame, no bed, no roof or anything completely striped out. We found our tools all over the place, in other vehicles they had and in there house. The sheriffs were nice enough to let us search any where we want to. Sad part of the whole story is the truck doesn't have full coverage [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] . Anyway just had to vent there, back to the original question does any have any good ideas for removing rolled on white paint from the truck? Dad is thinking about getting a steamer from someone. It doesn't appear as they sanded it before they painted. Any help would be great. I attached a pic so you can see the damage. My uncle who runs a body shop did an estimate on the damage they did. Total was $9,100.