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Old 12-07-2006, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stripping finish

Alright, I know this is asked here all the time. (By myself before.) I need to remove the finish off from a KP. It was painted to cover the old finish and all needs to come off. I know that people on the forum use products from paint strippers to oven cleaner. A gunsmith friend of my mine suggested I use BIX, which is a paint stripper. Soak it in that for 5-10 minutes, put in a bucket of warm soapy water and clean off with an old tooth brush. To get the inside, he suggested a shotgun cleaner rod with a large bore cleaner head.

Does this sound right to y'all who are the experts on stripping finish off old Sheridans. I REALLY don't want to ruin the brass.

Any suggestions or comments will be more than welcome.

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Old 12-07-2006, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You would be hard pressed to mess the brass up. Just dont use anything that is highly caustic to keep from pitting. To strip the first layer just soak the parts in regular paint stripper...I prefer the jelly kind over the watery type because it coats better. To remove the original finish just use sand paper. You can use 300-400 grit and finish up with some steel wool or polish. Sand lightly and evenly.

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Old 12-07-2006, 07:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Steel wool #000 always leaves a really nice shine. Easy to use too.
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I'd go with a solvent style remover such as aircraft grade stripper. Oven cleaners and other water based options are generally caustic and that may mark the brass. And while you'll be removing some through polishing anyhow there's no need to remove metal along with the paint as the first step. Save the metal removing for the polishing stage so you have more ability to control and monitor it.
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you should use aircraft stripper. that should take it down to bare brass easily.

i wouldn't use sandpaper at all. it may do more harm than good.
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Stripping usually finishes when you run out of money.
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Stripping usually finishes when you run out of money.
Around here the stripping continues... but the lap dances stop for sure.
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