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    Someone previous to me decided to take some spray paint to the motor on my 92 XL. I started to rub it a bit with some scotchtbrite pads but I really don't want to mar up the surface. THEN I figured I'd just grab some thinner and see how that would do. But thought the thinner might damage the gaskets?

    Any ideas on how to get this stuff off, while leaving the surfaces safe from scratches? I know I'll have to use some sort of plastic bristled brush to get into the fins. Any suggestions for the rest of the top end? Thankfully they left the covers the hell alone!

    Thanks

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    heat may work just gotta be careful.sounds like it should be taken down though,stripper may work

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    I doubt heat will work.. it is an engine after all..

    Try some oven cleaner, I've had good sucess with that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelowlife View Post
    I doubt heat will work.. it is an engine after all..

    Try some oven cleaner, I've had good sucess with that stuff.
    No shit? Never thought of that, I'll give it a shot.

    Do you just spray it on, let it sit and then spray it down with some water? Maybe a little scrubbing?

    Thanks

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    Gasoline always takes the paint off of my tank? Ha. Umm, yeah oven cleaner works really well for stripping paint. Pretty much try not to blast anything you use at yer gaskets. You can always put whatever yer using on a brush to get in the sensitive areas. This also works for removing paint from a motorcycle.

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    I bought a cheap soda blaster from HF a few months ago. It is well worth the money. Small, portable, and strips paint like a champ.

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    Most types of Oven Cleaner will fuck aluminum, either turn it black or pit it. Keep it away from shit you like. I like Jasco for paint remover.

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    Get some stripping GEL from lowes and test it on a spot. If it works as good as it did on my fender disassemble what you want to strip and let 'er rip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tito View Post
    Most types of Oven Cleaner will fuck aluminum, either turn it black or pit it. Keep it away from shit you like. I like Jasco for paint remover.
    Thanks for the heads up! That would've sucked, bad.

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    Home Depot, Menards, or Lowes will have a Gel Citrus paint remover. Apply it with a paint brush, spray off with a hose. It won't eat the gaskets, I have used it on Small Block Chevy engines for years.

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    But, you can also use oven cleaner it to take off the shitty "clear coat" that the factory puts on their glossy fork legs for protection. Not saying it won't work, or will fuck up your stuff, but just do a test first.

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    my BSA was covered in spray paint when i bought it, i went to zellers and bought an $8 can of graffiti remover and a small wire brush and it worked wonders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tito View Post
    Most types of Oven Cleaner will fuck aluminum, either turn it black or pit it. Keep it away from shit you like. I like Jasco for paint remover.
    Never once had an issue with it fucking anything up.. maybe I've just gotten lucky with the cans I've picked up.

    I've used a Fume Free quick cleaner from Easy Off. I spray it let it foam for 15 mins and then scrub with a old tooth brush then rinse with water.. repeat as needed.

    I've spray aluminium directly with this stuff and no harm no foul.. I've been able to clean and strip a number of motors with no issues.

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    I use furniture paint stripper from wall mart before I polish,have used it on assembled engines..any paint stripper will work,like a few mentioned..

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    Jasco epoxy stripper will take anything off...brush on gel, wait, hose off and hit w/ wire brush. Burns like fuck on your skin, long sleeves, gloves and glasses are a must!

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