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Old 30-01-2013, 01:07 PM
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Default Paint stripping...

Right, trying to strip paint from a front fender (factory standard paint 10 years old) and I'm having a problem...

Used 3 different off the shelf paint strippers and now using Nitromors...

Used it before and its always done a good quick job!

Have they changed the chemicals? because this paint aint shifting... No bubbling or anything O_o

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Old 30-01-2013, 01:13 PM
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I guess they have because of H&S

"The current All Purpose version of the product ( as of 2011 ) does not contain any of the active ingredient dichloromethane, and the logo representing approval by the Guild of Master Craftsmen no longer appears on the tin."
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Old 30-01-2013, 01:31 PM
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Yup they changed it, its shit now. As you know.
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So how do I get this paint off... Idiots think they're looking out for safety and don't think that making the job harder actually counters that O_o
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Nitromors is ..or was.. the best paint stripper in the world...

You could try hot caustic soda painted on with an old paintbrush..

Take the usual precautions..oh and don't use it on plastic.

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You could try hot caustic soda painted on with an old paintbrush..
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HHhmm thought that was for wooden stuff...

I've been using elbow grease aka a drill and brush...

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Whats a front fender??

Thought we lived in the UK?
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Chav's use brake fluid

I normally use an angle grinder fitted with a cup brush, it tears it off leaving a polished surface virtually ready to prime

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heat, pait stripper gun or blowtorch, and a pait scraper, if it fails attack with a cup brush whilst still hot. Blackfriar paint and varnish stripper was about the most cost effective stuff I could find when doing my house up, but the hot air gun beats it where it's possible to use. Also extremely effective was a odd looking abrasive wheel in an angle grinder, looked like a 6mm thick brillo pad but harder, cloged less then sanding flap wheels but easyer to dammage wooden workpieces, not sure about steel. In total I filled 6 large bucketts (over 5 gallons each) with the multiple layers of paint removed from my doors in the upstairs of the house, I hope never to do such a job again.
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Scotch-brite wheel.
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A scotch bright wheel sounds like a good idea, whatever you do don't use a 40grade flap wheel it will remove metal quicker than you ever thought possible
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A scotch bright wheel sounds like a good idea, whatever you do don't use a 40grade flap wheel it will remove metal quicker than you ever thought possible
Yes it does...


All done now

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Incredible things they are, i've only recently discovered em, and they're up there with the wheel and fire as wonderful inventions.
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Default swing arm

oddily enough i am thinking of using nitromors to get the swingarm stripped on my zephyr, as it has bin done with hammerite in the past. maybe the flap and drill would be a better option. hopefully a standard swingarm will polish up.
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Be very carefull if you chose to use a flap wheel, on a swing arm i would use a cup brush or as strima sugested a Scotch-brite wheel.
A flap wheel will remove metal far faster than a grinding disc they are great for cleaning up a weld or for finishing cut edges but i feel too fierce for paint removal
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thanks for info, a cup brush it will be. plus a lot of elbow grease of course.
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