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Posted: 8/6/2005 5:28:01 PM EDT
How would I go about stripping some spray paint of my pistol grip and hand guards.

Would paint thinner be the way to go.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:47:07 PM EDT
You don't mention what paint, so its hard to give you a solid answer. Brake or carb cleaner will usually do a pretty decent job. Acetone is harder to work with than a can of 99 cent spray carb cleaner, but would usually work a little better.

Paint stripper will probably soften and or damage the plastic.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 11:33:57 PM EDT
From experience...engine paint is easily stripped off with carb cleaner. I had to repaint my intake manifold after I accidently hit it with carb cleaner. If you strip paint off plastic just do it quickly and then clean it off quickly with soap and water. I wouldn't let any harsh chemicals sit on the plastic. I am sure that would eventually weaken/ruin the parts.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 12:32:41 AM EDT
Its just some Krylon flat black spray paint.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 2:20:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UNIT6639:
Its just some Krylon flat black spray paint.



If only Krylon then carb cleaner will do. I stripped the khaki Krylon from my entire weapon using cans of carb cleaner.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:07:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UNIT6639:
How would I go about stripping some spray paint of my pistol grip and hand guards.

Would paint thinner be the way to go.



Paint thinner is just mineral spirits and won't touch it. Try some lacquer thinner but sparingly and judiciously. For a final finish I've had good luck with matte black Alumahyde II from Brownells. Let it cure for two weeks.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 5:03:41 PM EDT
Thanks everybody.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 5:08:03 PM EDT
Laquer thinner will take Krylon off real well , I de-cammoed my ar with it
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 6:22:39 PM EDT
M.E.K. !!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 6:27:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CAR-15:
M.E.K. !!!!!!!



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