Paint Removal...

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by bobatrek, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am working on some prop stools and am in need of removing the outer (only) layer of paint on the legs. Is there a good spray or goop I can buy at Home Depot/Lowes that I can apply to do so?

    Thanks in advance,
    Sean

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  2. robstyle

    robstyle Sr Member

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    the type of paint will depend on its removal.
     
  3. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, it seems to be a crappy paint. Looks latex based.
     
  4. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In such cases I use a nail polish remover (no, I'm not a woman :lol) and a high quality microfiber cloth. But you must make sure, that the nail polish remover doesn't contain acetone!!!
     
  5. MrSinistar

    MrSinistar Well-Known Member

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    I use mineral spirits, that seems to do the trick. However, I would always do a test before I continue, but it didn't melt my rare resin Tom Servo engine when I had to remove some paint.
     
  6. E36Andy

    E36Andy New Member

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    What kind of paint did you use and what are you trying to paint? If Alcohol doesn't work.. Then Acetone. If Acetone doesn't work then Paint thinner... If that doesn't work then you can buy heavy duty paint stripper from home depot or lowes.
     

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