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Chemical paint strippers

#1 Post by Lukenstein » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:57 am

I have recently taken a likening to chemical paint stripper.

Please post the brands you reccomend.

Is "Aircraft" stripper available in Australia?



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Re: Chemical paint strippers

#2 Post by Evells » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:29 pm

Aircraft Paint Stripper is generally considered to be the top stripper. More eco-friendly choices are also out there, like 'Citri-Strip'. Steam is another way that's clean and safe but you'd need a small steam cleaner. The boiling water method is okay too but consider the logistics of boiling water in a vessel big enough for a whole sax and the dangers inherent therein. Better to use something like 'Citri-Strip' that you wash off with water. You probably should not do that in a fiberglass tub. Any way you cut it, de-lacquering a sax is a big, messy job. I decided long ago that I would take care of my partially-lacquered horns another way. I take them apart and wash them with a tarnish remover like 'CLR' then rinse. This doesn't harm the remaining lacquer and leaves the raw brass clean with a gold/tan color. I do this every few years.



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#3 Post by 2nd Gen 7 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:25 pm

wtf are you on about? :)
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Re: Chemical paint strippers

#4 Post by KREMSRX7 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:37 pm

I have used the gpi stuff and works quite well,
Personally i use my metabo orbi which has 2 orb settings to remove the bulk of the paint, generally on the coarse setting with p36 and a shop vac hooked up to collect the dust, this will then give the paint stripper loads of gaps in the paint to work more effectively.
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Re: Chemical paint strippers

#5 Post by KYPREO » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:35 pm

2nd Gen 7 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:25 pm
wtf are you on about? :)
:lol: Looks like the spambot algorithm thinks this is a saxophone restoration forum :-k

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