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Old 09-28-2017, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help removing spray paint

I picked up a gun and part of it has what I believe to be spray paint. Its a thin coat so I dont think its powder coat(though I am also curious how to remove powder coat?) but its chipping which leads me to believe its spray paint.

In the past, Ive used gasoline to remove spray paint and it worked really well. My main question is that Im wondering if using gasoline will affect the anno underneath the spray paint? Or is it perfectly fine to use?
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I would recommend WD40 it will break down the spray paint without be so combustible like gas.
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mineral spirits or acetone (non-plastic/rubber parts only, obv.) Won't leave smelly residue.
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I'm certainly no expert on this, but I've had success with brake cleaner.
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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And now for my next question, how would I go about removing powdercoat? Would regular paint stripper work, or is there a preferred method?
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Take it to a powdercoating shop? There are chemical strippers for it, but iirc it's nasty stuff you don't find at the hardware store.
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I'm looking for the budget friendly option. What about wire wheel and grinder? The powdercoat is on a stainless steel body.
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I'm looking for the budget friendly option. What about wire wheel and grinder? The powdercoat is on a stainless steel body.
borrow some fingernail polish remover and swab a tab on to see of it works. it's acetone

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