Best way to remove clearcoat without removing the paint underneath?
I have a frame that I want to get the clearcoat off of in a few places, in order to remove some really ugly decals. I want to be able to remove the clearcoat and the decals, and not damage the paint.
Should I just use really fine sandpaper and be really careful? Are there chemical strippers that I can put on that will eat just the clearcoat but not the paint?
I don't want to remove all of the clearcoat on the frame, just the stuff over the decals so I can get the decals off. Ideally I would repair the clearcoat in those areas afterwards, but I'm not sure it will be a big deal if I don't.
The frame is aluminum.