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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 01:15 am
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Adam Rohn
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Does anyone know how to make inexpensive paint stripper?

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 01:21 am
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Kim Frank
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Why try to make it? You can buy inexpensive stripper at the local hardware store. Make sure that methylene chloride is the first listed ingredient. A semi paste stripper will cling better to surfaces, and it also tastes good with grapefruit juice.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 01:22 am
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How about just using my heat gun? Will that work?

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 01:31 am
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Heat guns work fine for stripping old house paint and some latex adhesives but not automotive paints or other paints designed for metal. Get yourself some Jasco or aircraft stripper and do the job right. You can't expect to do a good job if your don't do a good job of the prep work. You can get Jasco at most hardware stores and aircraft stripper at most auto parts stores.
Or you can but a gallon can of Carburetor cleaner/degreaser at your auto parts store and it will not only clean it but strip it also.

Last edited on Thu Nov 12th, 2009 01:33 am by Ron Powell

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 Posted: Thu Nov 12th, 2009 07:42 am
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aircraft stripper will get the job done, i just stripped all the paint off of a century S2 im cleaning up. spray it on, let it sit for 5-10 minutes then just wipe the paint off with a rag. just be aware that its REALLY NASTY HORRIBLE stuff and will burn the crap out of your hands if you get it on you!

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 Posted: Fri Nov 13th, 2009 11:58 am
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You can buy a jar of lye at the hardware store and mix it with water in a five gallon bucket and reuse it. Just soak the parts in it overnight. I used mine for almost 2 years before it had to be replaced.

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