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whats the best way to prep my tool box?

as you can see in this pic, paint is chipping bad
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whats the best way to get the rest of it off? and then how to prep it and get it sprayed with bedliner.
not really sure what to use or how to go about it..

sanding will be really awkward because of the diamond plate. damn.
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really strong paint remover...
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Aircraft stripper to take the paint off, don't get it on your body though. Then a scotchbrite pad or two
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walmart comes through again
got some spray on paint stripper for 5 bucks, its working awesome so far. today im only doing the lid because i dont feel like taking the box off the truck to do the rest. that will be for another day. but yeah, got 2 cans of bed liner, a can of paint stripper and some stripping pads. does such a great job, makes even the metal underneath look like new
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well i decided to say EFF it and do the rest of the box. didnt do the back, it faces the cab, nobody will see, and didnt do the bottom which faces the bed of the truck.

the rest was easy, because paint wasnt chipping, so i was just able to sand it. didnt need to strip all the paint off
im pretty happy with it, looks good.

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holy **** those are huge iphone pics
i dont get why they're so big...
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That did turn out good, nice work
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That looks a billion times better lol.

Did you keep those MTR's?
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thanks

yup i kept em :D
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also, since my emblem was effed up after i pulled my transformers overlay off it, i got a little curious...
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turned out good. but im thinking i should have painted the chrome border instead of leaving it. oh well. so i need to sand it down and repaint. and i wish i didnt clear it.. should have left it flat. idk.
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nice tyler
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looks good man. nice work.
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