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Posted: 3/18/2006 9:53:39 PM EDT
well i used krylon and did up the rifle but really dont care for the way it came out...is there anyway to restore it and get rid of the paint???
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:57:15 PM EDT
Do you have any pics?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:10:25 PM EDT
no pics right now
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:20:44 PM EDT
brake fluid....pics please before you unpimp ze rifle.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 11:29:58 PM EDT
brake cleaner
acetone
brillo pad
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 11:40:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
brake cleaner
acetone
brillo pad



Acetone won't harm the plastic?
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:31:14 AM EDT
What about the Birchwood Casey Synthetic safe Gun scrubber in a can?
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:43:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By possumkop:
brake fluid....pics please before you unpimp ze rifle.



+1
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:58:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CAAAwarfighter:
What about the Birchwood Casey Synthetic safe Gun scrubber in a can?



+1
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 1:59:21 AM EDT
Brake fluid. Youve already harmed the plastic. What is a little chalkiness after the fact?
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:46:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 11:47:54 AM EDT by comp1911]
Brake fluid? That's some nasty shit.

I'd use laquer thinner as a starting point. i don't think that will mess up the plastic but who knows.

You can also get "aircraft" paint stripper in a spray can. That will take it off but I wouldn't put it on plastic.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:56:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 12:00:50 PM EDT by catusbill]
S T O P where you are, send it to Eric at Elkmont Arms.... very affordable profession gun finisher.

Elkmont Arms
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 1:19:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 1:45:27 PM EDT
just keep painting it 'til you like it!
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:36:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By comp1911:
Brake fluid? That's some nasty shit.



I agree. I once dripped brake fluid on the hood of an old VW, and paint would no longer stick to that area. Be careful.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:45:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:03:25 PM EDT
Actually the best stuff ive found to work was called STRIP EZ, its a foam paint stripper I got from Walmart. Stuff worked great, I dont remember if I used it on the plastic parts. but it took off layers and layers of someones horrible paint job. They had a barreled upper that they jus used as a test bed for paint so there was like 3-4 layers of baked on paint.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:27:17 PM EDT
Do not USE SRIPEZ on plastic, it will eat the hell out of it, in very little time.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:45:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Its not that big of a deal. Go by a bunch of cans of $1 carb cleaner from your local wallyworld. Get in an area that has good ventilation, and then start spraying and soaking it. The carb cleaner won't bother the plastic.

Just remember that the sooner you start taking it off, the easier it will be. I've helped a few people out with the carb cleaner method, and while you will still need to scrub a few areas, this is a pretty simple and effective way to take care of your problem.




+1 But I like the O'Reilly brand better. It doen't dry as fast. Don't let any of the carb cleaner sit on any rubber parts it will make them swell. If they do swell dry them off and put them in the freezer.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 1:49:19 PM EDT
Soak the whole thing (minus optics) in Castrol Super Clean. I think it comes in a purple 1.5 gallon jugs at Walmart. I haven't tried it on an AR-15 (I don't have the stones to paint one), but it works great on paintball guns, I figure if it doesn't do anything to the seals on them, it won't hurt anything on an AR. I soak them in a mixture of water(2/3) and Super Clean(1/3) for 12-18 hours and the Krylon just falls off.

jjrobo
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 2:11:20 PM EDT
I used a toothbrush and a few cans of brake cleaner the last time I took off spray paint from some rifle parts. Worked perfectly.

As for Brake Fluid, good luck, thats some nasty stuff.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 2:48:14 PM EDT
Brake cleaner and a tooth brush work well together . The tooth brush tastes like shit afterwards though
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:06:32 PM EDT
Go to Wal Mart and get some goof off. Works great and will not harm the plastic. Just squirt it on and let it set a few seconds. Most of it will just wipe off. The rest can be got with a tooth brush and then wiped off.
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