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Posted: 1/25/2006 9:21:00 AM EDT
What the best way to do it?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:21:56 AM EDT
Acetone works well.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:32:25 AM EDT
Try some cans of brake cleaner. That's how I removed the Krylon from my M4gery.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:33:25 AM EDT
The cheapo $1 can of wallmart carb cleaner or brake cleaner work well.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:35:11 AM EDT
Thanks Guys
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:35:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
The cheapo $1 can of wallmart carb cleaner or brake cleaner work well.



+1
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:15:31 PM EDT
I use cheapo Walmart lacquer thinner, by the gallon can, for degreasing. It will also remove krylon easily. The stuff in the blue and orange can.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 2:25:08 PM EDT
For a non-toxic, non-fumes, non-numb fingers application, try Castrol Super Clean. I use it to remove Krylon primer and Krylon Triple Thick Glaze. Remember that this will remove all oils etc from whatever metal part you put it on. Let it soak overnight and using a cold water rinse and a toothbrush, it will remove the paint.

While i am new to the AR scene, I have been painting miniatures for many years (paid for my 1st AR with miniature sales ) and I use the Castrol stuff for all my stripping needs. I takes primers, enamels, acrylics, and laquers off nicely. I used to use acetone but I started loosing the feeling in my finger tips for a day or so after using it so I looked for other means. The best stripper used to be Lemon Pine Sol until they changed to the "dirt dont float" formula and runied it. With all things, test on a small area 1st before you do the whole thing.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 2:27:49 PM EDT
Well now I know how to remove it, I can let loose with the camo schemes.
Thanks. I like the ultra flat camo paints from Walmart.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 2:52:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 2:56:34 PM EDT by QUIB]

Originally Posted By Hookecho:
I used to use acetone but I started loosing the feeling in my finger tips for a day or so after using it............



If your going to play with chemicals like acetone it would be wise to invest a couple bucks in a set of rubber gloves.

Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS): Acetone
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:15:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 3:15:53 PM EDT by heavytank2]
Hmm.... I may dive in as well.... good info!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:17:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 3:18:37 PM EDT by Black-Tiger]
I might be wary of the Acetone; it might eat up the plastic, but then again I am not 100% sure of that. You can also use Easy-Off Oven Cleaner; I used that to remove about 7 layers of krylon flat paint from a CVC Helmet Shell, including the original OD Green paint; let it soak overnight, then use cold water and a brush to remove any stubborn sports. As with anything else, use rubber gloves and do it in a well-ventilated area.

The CVC Helmet was repainted and rebuild for an Army friend as an "ETS Gift".
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:32:18 PM EDT
Topic: Ever want to start a stock paint job COMPLETELY over? - FINALLY UPDATED!

www.snipershide.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=17;t=001922


Check this thread out before you all jump on the brake cleaner band wagon

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:13:29 PM EDT
Just remember to keep the Super-Clean away from aluminum.

I was using some to clean off a really nasty stove hood the other day - suddenly the paint started falling off of it. Guess I mixed it too strong.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:20:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 6:20:28 PM EDT by Stickman]

Originally Posted By PFC_Kramer:
Topic: Ever want to start a stock paint job COMPLETELY over? - FINALLY UPDATED!

www.snipershide.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=17;t=001922


Check this thread out before you all jump on the brake cleaner band wagon



As already posted, super clean attacks aluminum, so figure out if you think its worth using for your specific project.

For people who are looking for a general purpose item to strip and degrease, SC is not a good choice.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:38:55 AM EDT
If you paint your gun, how do you clean it without removing the paint?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:40:25 AM EDT
brake or carb cleaner works best,
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:59:28 AM EDT
DO NOT USE EASY_OFF!
I am still looking for someone to re-anodize my upper&lower.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:18:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By larry1002:
DO NOT USE EASY_OFF!
I am still looking for someone to re-anodize my upper&lower.





There are people here who aren't going to pay attention or learn from your experiences.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:20:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DWW22:
If you paint your gun, how do you clean it without removing the paint?




Use of a quality finish, like Norrells or KG, will allow you to pour solvents all over it witout concern.

If you are using basic spray paints, you have to be more careful.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:25:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
I use cheapo Walmart lacquer thinner, by the gallon can, for degreasing. It will also remove krylon easily. The stuff in the blue and orange can.



I have a Surefire rail which has been painted green. I want to return it to basic black. How long do you think I would have to put it in the thinner to get the paint off?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:08:38 PM EDT
Paper towel with light rubbing using nail polish remover.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:25:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Creeper:
Paper towel with light rubbing using nail polish remover.



AKA acetone
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:30:38 PM EDT
Anyone know whether that super clean would be good on alumahyde? I dicked up an ak trying to refinish it and want to start over...
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 1:25:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
I use cheapo Walmart lacquer thinner, by the gallon can, for degreasing. It will also remove krylon easily. The stuff in the blue and orange can.

+1 on the Laquer thinner , works great
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