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Posted: 5/23/2005 12:55:18 PM EST

Belt sander, paint stripper?

This orbital sander is taking to long and paint thinner did nothing. I guess I need to take a trip to Lowes...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:04:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 1:06:34 PM EST by submoa1]
'Aircraft Remover' brand stripper.Used to come in a square blue gallon metal can with a jet on it.The stuff looks like yellow snot.

VERY CAUSTIC!!! Keep a garden hose close and wear glasses. Use a putty knife to scrape the paint off after you brush it on. The stuff works FAST!!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:06:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 1:06:16 PM EST by Fat_McNasty]
I start with a little mood music. Than a few drinks and BAM!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:08:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By submoa1:
'Aircraft Remover' brand stripper.Used to come in a square blue gallon metal can with a jet on it.The stuff looks like yellow snot.

VERY CAUSTIC!!! Keep a garden hose close and wear glasses. Use a putty knife to scrape the paint off after you brush it on. The stuff works FAST!!



And then how long is it going to take to dry out and then re-seal, etc.

We found that buying a new door was cheaper in both the long and short runs.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:12:12 PM EST
Buy a new door save time, money, and your sanity
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:14:13 PM EST
a good paint stripper is the easiest way......just stay away from those "enviromentally friendly" stippers, they are wothless and won't do anything but piss you off......you'll be just wasting money buying that junk........look for the ones that have have a bunch of warning labels on it, about it causing cancer etc....and the skull and cross bones on it. they are the only ones that work.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:15:56 PM EST
Tannerite.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:22:16 PM EST
Get it drunk and give it a back rub.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:25:25 PM EST
5F5
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:32:44 PM EST
Wave a bunch of ones in front of it.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:33:49 PM EST
Soft music and $1 bills.

SGatr15
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:36:09 PM EST
There is no easy way to do it. Goto your local paint store and get some paint stripper. Plastic sheeting and drop cloths underneath the door and have at it. It won't strip everything off, so if you are trying to get it to bare wood forget it and buy a new door. I used to strip furniture sometimes and it is a big hassle.
Good luck.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:47:17 PM EST
What type of door, the hollow kind or the full wood type?

I got lazy and took some to a person with a dip tank, cost 40 bucks a pop but was cheaper then taking over 5 hours to do right. This was awhile ago, and costs vary in different areas.



Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:52:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dance:
What type of door, the hollow kind or the full wood type?

I got lazy and took some to a person with a dip tank, cost 40 bucks a pop but was cheaper then taking over 5 hours to do right. This was awhile ago, and costs vary in different areas.




Full wood. An exterior door. I'd rather strip it than pay $100 for a new one, you know?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:57:45 PM EST
Take off her glasses.....oops I thought you said "dork"
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:04:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:13:36 PM EST
I can fit three or four doors in my bathroom. A couple bags of taco bell, tight fitting towels around the door, and I'll have em down to the wood in an hour tops.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:25:05 PM EST
Believe it or not, when I was going through the Air Force's Helo Crew Chief tech school, at beautiful Fort Eustis, Va, all 60 of us got locked down for a 4 day weekend and we were told to strip the doors, repaint the hallway, and pull up the carpet, and were left with minimal tools. Talk about a bunch of disgruntled guys. Anyways, being good crew chiefs, we improvised and adapted. Everyone had an steam iron and white towel we used for our uniforms, and somehow we got the idea to put the iron on full steam and then just lay it on the door for a few minutes. Then we would move the iron and scrape that 5 inch area of paint off the door. So picture a bunch of 17-22 year old guys just bitchin and moaning about not being able to chase ass for the long weekend while they were steaming paint off of about 35 old doors and listening to southern rock. ahh the memories. good thing I retrained out of maintenance and into the dark side. I know this doesnt help but i just had to share
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