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    Does anyone have any tricks for removing a layer of paint without ruining a paint job hiding beneath. I have a frame with some cool pearl blue showing through a layer of black and want to get rid of the black while preserving the blue beneath. Heres a couple pics and thanks in advance!






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    Try an air hose with at least 150 lbs of pressure....... Or a pressure washer with high pressure........

    Or strip the frame and paint it that color if all else fails...........

    Best of luck.........

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    Start with a little lacquer solvent and a dry towel ready,,, See if its rattle can over a real paint job. If so, might be able to carefully "Wash" it with the lacquer thinner. Go semi-damp paper towell with the solvent, then wiping with the dry. If it seems to loosen, carefully go wetter and wetter in inconspicuous areas assessing it as you go. TOO wet will melt ALL the paint, so experiment.
    If adventurous,, try other solvents like Poly urethane reducer, or MEK.

    **OBVIOUSLY wear gloves and respirator in well ventilated or outside areas. Some paints have a synthetic form of cyanide, Others are clear cancer instigators,, so WEAR PPE or dont f**K around with chemicals. This especially applys to soaking into your skin.

    I doubt you will be entirely successful but anything is possible,,,, It will only work if its truly quality, real paint underneath and shitty rattle can on top. I know some people love rattle can crap, But its garbage. First bit of oil, grease, fuel or brake fluid it falls off like a gay mans pants at a porn shop arcade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougtheinternetannoyance123 View Post
    Start with a little lacquer solvent and a dry towel ready,,, See if its rattle can over a real paint job. If so, might be able to carefully "Wash" it with the lacquer thinner. Go semi-damp paper towell with the solvent, then wiping with the dry. If it seems to loosen, carefully go wetter and wetter in inconspicuous areas assessing it as you go. TOO wet will melt ALL the paint, so experiment.
    If adventurous,, try other solvents like Poly urethane reducer, or MEK.

    **OBVIOUSLY wear gloves and respirator in well ventilated or outside areas. Some paints have a synthetic form of cyanide, Others are clear cancer instigators,, so WEAR PPE or dont f**K around with chemicals. This especially applys to soaking into your skin.

    I doubt you will be entirely successful but anything is possible,,,, It will only work if its truly quality, real paint underneath and shitty rattle can on top. I know some people love rattle can crap, But its garbage. First bit of oil, grease, fuel or brake fluid it falls off like a gay mans pants at a porn shop arcade.
    Thanks... I'll give it a try. I think its rattle can. Its definitely falling off in the greasier areas and they didn't even pull the primary or disassemble much, a lot of the hard to reach areas are still blue.

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    Rattle can paint typically does not have hardener additives in it, like automotive grade paint. That means any solvent will stain or remove it.......

    But give it a shot like already mentioned, as long as you are mentally prepared it will likely not save

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    Thanks guys, the lacquer thinner did a good job. Still going piece by piece but so far it's going well, the gray is for the most part the primer between the black and the blue.






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    Very cool color, I hope yoiu manage to save more of it. Good job and good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougtheinternetannoyance123 View Post
    Start with a little lacquer solvent and a dry towel ready,,, See if its rattle can over a real paint job. If so, might be able to carefully "Wash" it with the lacquer thinner. Go semi-damp paper towell with the solvent, then wiping with the dry. If it seems to loosen, carefully go wetter and wetter in inconspicuous areas assessing it as you go. TOO wet will melt ALL the paint, so experiment.
    If adventurous,, try other solvents like Poly urethane reducer, or MEK.

    **OBVIOUSLY wear gloves and respirator in well ventilated or outside areas. Some paints have a synthetic form of cyanide, Others are clear cancer instigators,, so WEAR PPE or dont f**K around with chemicals. This especially applys to soaking into your skin.

    I doubt you will be entirely successful but anything is possible,,,, It will only work if its truly quality, real paint underneath and shitty rattle can on top. I know some people love rattle can crap, But its garbage. First bit of oil, grease, fuel or brake fluid it falls off like a gay mans pants at a porn shop arcade.
    Thanks, mate!

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