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Old September 1st, 2010, 01:20 PM
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Tips on removing paint from small bits

Anyone have any words of wisdom on removing paint off of small parts? I dont have a blaster.

I have been using aircraft stripper on the body in places and works well but I'm looking for a easy solution for small bits. The stripier I am using is very thick and requires scraping.


I'm hoping for....put it in a bucket overnight, and presto...clean parts!
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Old September 1st, 2010, 01:22 PM
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Plain old laquer thinner should do it.
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If they are steel, a wire wheel on a 4.5in angle grinder works well.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 02:16 PM
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Plain old laquer thinner should do it.
That is my plan tonight... I have my doubts though. This paint is old, hard and old.

Jeff takes the cake!
I really don't have have that much to do. but thanks for the offer.
BTW I may be driving past your place this weekend, you planning on being around? I still have some parts to give back you.
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Have you tried Jasco. I've used it on body parts and it works well. Also thick but I would think submerging small parts in it would do the trick. It's also neutralized by water so pull out the parts and rinse them off. Good luck.

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I have seen tumblers for cleaning scale off steel so I think the idea would work for paint too.

Something like the vibrator/tumbler thing from Harbor Freight with some kind of media would probably work, but not tonight of course.

It works like this
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Easy off oven cleaner or a bucket of Red Devil drain cleaner. Soak over night. Washes off everything.
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Easy off oven cleaner or a bucket of Red Devil drain cleaner. Soak over night. Washes off everything.
Thats what I'm looking for! I cant believe it would but is there any issue with galvanized bits?
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I use A/C strippe, that will get about 90% off... Then ill finish the items off in the blast cabinet... A light surface profile will make the paint adhesion more effective...

But large items like axle housings.. Ill spray on some cheep lacquer thinner to loosen the paint up a bit, then hit it with my propane rosebud.... And same as the other parts I'll lightly hit it with my outside bead blaster....

I try to keep blasting down to a minimum, Its hard on the surface and glass media cost $$$
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