Gregory Bender

Paint removal - before you blast...

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models

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Be extremely cautious before you use any type of impact blasting process to remove paint from sheet metal. All of those tiny bits are acting like miniature hammers and can/will change the shape of your sheet metal. This can have especially negative consequences on the radius of fenders...particularly the rear fender - making it very difficult to install it again within the frame. How do I know this?

Instead, I recommend a less chancy approach such as baking the old paint off. This requires special ovens that heat things up to 800° Fahrenheit or so...and the paint just burns off. Or, you could simply use paint striper and/or good old fashioned sandpaper to remove the old paint.