Klean-Strip Pioneered Paint Removal with Help From The U.S. Military

Klean-Strip is a 25+ year partner of The Autobody Source

THE RUNDOWN: Founded in 1946 by William M. Barr, W.M. Barr and Co. quickly became iconic in the automotive repair industry with a full lineup of surface prep, paint removers, solvents, spray gun cleaners and innovative new products.

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“Bulldog revolutionized the adhesion promoter category when it launched. It was unique in the market because, at the time, plastic adhesion problems were widespread within the collision repair industry. We developed Bulldog Adhesion Promoter as a single-component user-friendly solution and it gained instant popularity and recognition. We’ve continued to innovate a variety of products under the brand ever since.”

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DID YOU KNOW?

W.M. Barr and Co. pioneered paint-stripping technology in 1946 in response to a request from the U.S. military during World War 2, which asked the company to develop a safe, non-flammable formula to simplify paint removal from naval aircraft. After the war, Klean-Strip’s iconic Aircraft brand was born. “Aircraft eventually became a general term for the category because folks knew that if the military used it, then it worked.”

Klean-Strip distribution facilities in Tennessee

With Klean-Strip distribution facilities in Tennessee, your local autobody source jobber can fill your order fast and efficiently anywhere in the U.S.

Watch: Aircraft Ultra Paint Remover: How To Use

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