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How to strip fiberglass bumprers

Hello,
would like to strip and repaint my RS bumpers and need some tips on how to strip them first? I am not sure if sanding would work as well because there are portions of white fiberglass showing. Thanks in advance.

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Soda blasting is in fashion nowadays, but you can use sandpaper, it takes a little more time, but it will save you money.
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there is a chemical paint stripper made just for fiberglass. i think its made by clean strip.
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Thanks for your responses! If I sand, can I use a hand sander like the "mouse"? Or similar? If so what is the device of choice for this? Once its sanded I have seen on the forum posts regarding the primer etc. to use. After the primer, could you use a product like paintscratch's can spray to spray the color? Do most then use a clear over the paint? This is a car that see's a fair amount of track time so I would like to be able to touch it up from time to time.

Thank you for your help!
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If you want it to come out good, block the bumper with 80/120 grit(depends on how much paint is on it) Then shoot it with Euro or PCL primer. Then block it again with 360/400.
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