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So here's my How did you do it question

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I'm finally to the point that I start stripping the undercoat/sound deadener  from inside and out the whole car.  I know blasting is the best, but I decided to do it manually.  I assume this is going to be long process and I'm concern about flash rust taking over before I can hit it with the epoxy primer.  Again, I assume I will have to do it in sections, maybe a days worth of stripping and the next day to spray, and so on.  It will probable take longer than the 7 day window so I'll probably shoot a final coat all over in one day at the end.  Hoping I don't have to rough sand be fore the final coat.  Looking for advice TIA

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I did my car when it was on a lift.  I used a rag dipped in a pan of gasoline and a whole lot of elbow grease.  Kerosene also works, but gas is easier to obtain and a bit cheaper as well.  You have to do this in a well ventilated area.  The gas loosens up the undercoating/sound deadener like crazy, and I used a fairly small screwdriver to get into tight corners once the material was softened up.  The gas evaporates relatively quickly, leaving the original paint (and rust!) unharmed.  I wanted to preserve whatever was there before taking a paint stripper or stripping wheel to the damaged areas. 

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Good ideas/advice. Didn’t know about the asbestos. Got a couple questions about the primer. It sounds like the pot life is only a couple/few days so I would want to mix just enough. Is there some coverage ratio like “10oz covers 5 square feet” .  And do I need to get down to bare metal or can I prime over original primer or sanded clear/base. 

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