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Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by buck hughes, Dec 26, 2017.
need to strip paint-is it possible to strip off the blue with out going through the original paint?
I've had some great luck with Goof Off, oven cleaner for oil based paints. Oven cleaner works pretty fast and can spread to adjacent areas that might cause damage, use with caution.
Maybe try a small spot next to that bare metal chip , as a test.
Whatever product you choose, test it on the red paint underside of the rack to see if it acts on it quickly or not
Paint thinner on a Q-tip to see if it cuts the blue the base color looks like it's pretty tough industrial coating might even be baked on as a corrosion prevention method?
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Maybe it's latex paint.
Always start with the weakest solution first. Then step up to stronger solution.
I'd use IN ORDER
1. USE A HOT AIR GUN AND SOFTEN THE LETTERS. FOCUS ON THE LETTERS ONE AT A TIME.
2.simple green first and soften the paint
3. mineral spirits soak 1-5 minutes soften the paint
4. enamel thinner soak same way.
Use a tooth brush as it looks like textured paint..going to make it hard to do completely.
Leave it you’ll regret it...:0
That's why I suggest a hot air gun.
Notice the chipping paint in corners. That will likely peel off the adjacent color.paint with any solvent.
Also --Soaking in hot water maybe worth a first try- but to redlines point.."beware".
Another option is to simply paint over it with a small texture foam roller using craft paint blended close to the color.
remove the two screws.
Apply it in two localized light coats...
That way you get the texture and exposed chipped paint
Buck just change your name to "Dick Lantgen" and you're good!
Buck, this won't end well:
so far I used goof off-then rubbing alcohol-then hot water no matter how light you rub it-it goes right to the red and starts lifting the red. I will keep trying as I am not one to leave the name on this radio!
I think trying to remove it will ultimately damage this rare radio far more than leaving it alone. Here is an idea not mentioned, take the radio in for a laser paint match, and touch up the paint to cover the name.
where do you go to get laser match?
Home Depot, my friend!
thanks for every one's input- ended up going to Sherman Williams they did a laser match I just painted over the blue-someday I might find an original painted back cover. thanks to all!
From what I see I would roll a second light coat red.using a texture foam roller then lightly clear coat entire wrinkle finish cover for closer gloss..
The red looks close- just low gloss.?
The goof off likely softened it to metal and anything you do will lift it. at this point.- GOOD LUCK.