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removing paint from a barrel?

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Old 06-07-2012, 01:31 PM   #11
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Brake cleaner is probably the best suggestion because it works by breaking the surface tension of the paint in the short term without actually dissolving it.
When the paint starts to relax and wrinkle you can remove it with 0000 steel wool soaked in common paint thinner. The steel wool if used gently will lower the risk of sanding flat/bare spots in the underlying finish if any exists.
If that fails you might want consider a ketone based cleaner like GOOF OFF or you ladies finger nail polish remover.(they are absent many of the hot-toxics contained in lacquer thinner) If you do work small areas and wipe the areas clean with common paint thinner or mineral spirits and finally oil or transmission fluid.(of course wear rubber gloves and eye protection)

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