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Old 19-03-14, 02:26 PM   #1
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Just thought i'd give this a mention as a bit of paint stripping is probably going on now. I've tried allsorts of paint stripping methods over the years. Recently, having no suitable stuff to hand, i tried cellulose thinners & a (hand) wire brush. It worked so well that the manufacturers can stick their paint stripper in future. It's cheap too, (i'm nothing if not cheap)
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Old 20-03-14, 01:21 AM   #2
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caustic soda works well ;)

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Old 20-03-14, 11:11 AM   #3
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Nasty stuff caustic. We had a (boiling) caustic tank at work (very handy for odds & sods) We had a few "incidents" with it.
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Our friend strips doors for a living she uses caustic. Has to go to hospital every time she accidentally gets some in her eyes.
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"every time"? I would have thought that would be the sort of mistake you only made once!

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Old 20-03-14, 02:16 PM   #6
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Got some in my eye once. I was filling the caustic tank from 45 gall drums with a pump. I had a full face visor etc but as i pulled the pump out of one drum i knocked off the visor & some splashed in my eye. I immediately turned the water hose on & washed it out. I was surprised that it didn't hurt. I thought i'd better nip over to the medical & by the time i got there it felt like i'd been kicked in the eye. The medic neutralized it & told me that it goes right round to the back of the eye by capilliary action.--Once was enough.
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"every time"? I would have thought that would be the sort of mistake you only made once!

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She usually rubs her eyes. It's a reflex response you can't control, apparently.
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Good tip, might get some!
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