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Old 30-01-18, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default Paint Removal.

Now that Nitromors is weaker than infants p**s can anyone recommend a liquid paint removal product that actually works, and works well?
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Old 30-01-18, 10:42 AM   #2
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Trade stripper on ebay.

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Old 30-01-18, 11:00 AM   #3
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Now that Nitromors is weaker than infants p**s can anyone recommend a liquid paint removal product that actually works, and works well?
You can actually buy dichloromethane, which was the active ingredient of original Nitromors.

https://www.chemicals.co.uk/dichloromethane

or on ebay.

Avoid comment with skin.
Bags of ventilation - better still outdoors
Will rot vinyl gloves.
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I was recommended this stuff looking at the all the warnings on the label it must be good

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^^^^ I've used the stuff recommended by Stuart and it's good. You'll need good gloves though !!

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I used that as well....and opening the can using the pull ring some flicked up onto my face and burned it! Take care!

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Old 30-01-18, 11:55 AM   #7
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^^^^ I've used the stuff recommended by Stuart and it's good. You'll need good gloves though !!

Phillip
I've got some of the heavy duty ones designed for working with battery acid so I hope they will be OK.

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You can actually buy dichloromethane, which was the active ingredient of original Nitromors.

https://www.chemicals.co.uk/dichloromethane

or on ebay.

Avoid comment with skin.
Bags of ventilation - better still outdoors
Will rot vinyl gloves.
This is really nasty stuff though !
I bought some to glue a polycarbonate guard we made at work.
It was extremely pungently smelly.

I'll add another vote for the Heavy duty stripper mentioned !

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Old 30-01-18, 02:22 PM   #9
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I think I may have been the one who originally recommended the stuff - I've mentioned it numerous times since. It is highly effective, and certainly the best stripper that is still available; I've used several gallons...

but...

It's not magic! It still requires effort, care, and technique.

The item needs to be clean, since dirt, oil, grease. etc, will slow down the stripper, or even protect the paint beneath.

There is no point in being stingy with it - use a good thick coat, and top it up anywhere that it appears to be thin; don't allow it to dry out.

Use a scraper to push the wrinkled paint off, and immediately apply more stripper to the exposed areas.

When you're ready for a clean up, scrape and wipe off as much as you possibly can, then use Fairy Liquid with a little water to break down the remainder. If you go straight to water it forms a very sticky gel that is ruddy difficult to shift - the detergent dissolves it so that it can be washed away.

You will almost certainly find that there is paint still present - start again! First get it clean & DRY before you apply any more stripper.

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Old 30-01-18, 03:03 PM   #10
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You certainly recommended it to me Martin, and linked a gallon container.
Got to say I'm quite impressed with it for a modern paint stripper, it will burn you, it will melt most gloves, more importantly it removes paint, everything I have tried it on it has worked very well, never needing more then two applications.

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