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    Default Suggestions for paint removal...?

    My Boss is a fanatic about keeping my companies locate equipment as paint free as possible. Some paint removers can damage plastic. We use mostly Seymour and Krylon paint.

    Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Suggestions for paint removal...?

    How about using layers of clear shipping tape, replacing them when necessary. I was going to mention Vaseline, but the petroleums also present an issue for some plastics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog64 View Post
    How about using layers of clear shipping tape, replacing them when necessary. I was going to mention Vaseline, but the petroleums also present an issue for some plastics.
    Thanks Bluedog. That sounds like a good preventive measure but it doesn't address the actual removal of the dried paint from the equipment. Any ideas or suggestions?

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    Default Re: Suggestions for paint removal...?

    I would try a couple of things in this order. Rag with warm soapy water and elbow grease...if that doesnt work try alcohol in small patches...if that doesnt work try acetone (finger nail polish remover) Alcohol will dull the sheen on plastics so dont use these products too liberally. Last resort try Try paint thinner or MEK (methel ethel keytone). Good luck

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    im sure that orange goop stuff would work
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    Is your bosses boots clean as well??? If they are, he's sittin on his ass.
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    all our machines are dirty with paint colors of all types!!! sorry couldn't help
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    the guys anal paint on the thing means your getting as close as you can. if i dont see paint on y guys stuff i want to know why . sorry i coundnt help

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    I use metrotech equipment.

    Recently cleaned mine with TSP available from any hardware store usually in the paint department. Put lots in warm water and used a small stiff brush and elbow grease to clean her up. Took off all the paint. Didn't seem to harm it at all.

    It dulled the finish, so i used some car polish. Probably would not matter what kind. I happened to use one called "nu-finish" and it brought the shine right back up.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for paint removal...?

    I talked to our equipment repair guys, they always send our stuff back looking great. They use Citrus Power Remover by Max Professional. It is in a spray can. They use a brillo pad to get the paint off after using the spray.
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    I have always used acetone, you can buy it in a big bottle at any hardware store, but use sparingly. It is also great for cleaning bowling balls, but the lane owners don't like you to use it for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beyond help View Post
    Is your bosses boots clean as well??? If they are, he's sittin on his ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beyond help View Post
    Is your bosses boots clean as well??? If they are, he's sittin on his ass.
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    i think orange clean would do the job, per the late billy mays.......
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    Goof-Off or Carburetor Cleaner works good
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