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Paint stripper

Post by mark lawson » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:56 pm

I'm looking for some paint stripper which works, anyone have any ideas
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Re: Paint stripper

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:48 pm

Nitromors always does it for me.

I've also used the white gloopy stuff from Polycell but that released something which attacked all the bare steel in my garage :-(

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Re: Paint stripper

Post by mark lawson » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:14 pm

I probably should say this is for stripping paint from a number of stahlhelm I have the paint is tough on some, do you think Nitromors will still work Adrian.
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Re: Paint stripper

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:57 pm

I don't think I've ever met a paint it can't handle but I've tried anything that old.

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Re: Paint stripper

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:53 am

Hi Mark, I had a problem removing paint from 1940s motorbikes, using modern traditional paint strippers, they have been made more user friendly but less effective, someone recommended Starchem paint stripper you can find this on that well known auction site, not user friendly and has health warnings, use outside, I was well pleased with the results
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Re: Paint stripper

Post by Peter Silcock » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:16 pm

I found the easiest and most effective paint stripper for tank parts is cellulose paint thinners. About £12 for 5 litres. Buy a metal bucket to put larger parts in. Can be used several times before losing it's effectiveness. Works virtually instantaneously, but don't use in the house, due to the smell. Will eventually evaporate if left uncovered so you don't have to dispose of any chemical. It will melt resin parts though.

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Re: Paint stripper

Post by mark lawson » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:12 am

Thanks for your replies this will help with my project, a number of these helmets are post war repaints in the wrong colours with poor quality cheap decals only the M42 in the top left has the correct colour.
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