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Offline OutdoorEnvy

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What's a good paint remover/stripper?
« on: June 29, 2012, 07:57:36 AM »
I've tried a couple different ones and I'm not impressed.  This will be mostly for removing paint on metals like axes, etc.

Basically what I've done is let the heads soak overnight and they're still a pain the butt to get the paint off.  So I'm throwing this question to you guys.  What will let the paint wipe off after a nights soaking? 
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Re: What's a good paint remover/stripper?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 08:13:24 AM »
Citri-strip is a great stripper.
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Re: What's a good paint remover/stripper?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 08:26:17 AM »
I use the aerosol can named Stripper, you can get it about any hardware store or at Walmart.  I've used it on metal hawks with great results.

If you read the directions, you are to only allow it to sit on the metal for 10-15 minutes before removing.  Then follow up with another application if it hasn't removed as much material as you want. 

I've had experience with automotive strippers that require the same amount of application time.  If you let it sit longer, especially overnight, it hardens the goo right back the way it was.  A lot of that stuff evaporates quickly and renders it useless, making you start the process over again.

Good luck and let us know.

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Re: What's a good paint remover/stripper?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 09:06:52 AM »
I would like to offer that ya try using a wire wheel. I use one on my drills sometimes & I also have one mounted on an old washing machine motor. They seem to take paint & rust off right fine. Might want to wear a mask & goggles if ya try this.
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Re: What's a good paint remover/stripper?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 10:01:25 AM »
Brake fluid.  Nasty, used brake fluid.

Citri-strip is very good.  So is ZipStrip.
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Re: What's a good paint remover/stripper?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 10:25:19 AM »
We take paint off of new cultivator shovels by soaking them in a 5 gallon bucketful of water with canned lye added.  It's a 'chemical', but it's also natural fertilizer O:-)...........no more worrisome than the dihydrogen monoxide it is mixed with, but it can burn your skin, so rubber gloves are necessary.
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