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Old 04-10-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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i am trying to remove some spray paint from some metal end caps for my amp'* ans some spray paint off of a pair of plastic speaker grills..

what would be the best way to do this and sanding is out of the question.

i seen some of you guys talking about the stripper you used but dont mention a name or brand..

and i seen willwren use some to remove the paint off the hood of zilla a lil while back..
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I've used baking soda to to do that back when some kids spray painted part of the front bumper way back in the day when we had a caravan. fwiw.
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Castrol Super Clean. Be very careful with it though as it may damage some plastics
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CSC is not safe on aluminum. Strangely enough its biodegradable....
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maybe willwren will jump in and name the stripper he used..


or i'll have to send him a pm if he dont come across this post...
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I use it primarily for stripping paint off plastic parts. CSC is known to be safe with plastics.

It will oxidize aluminum if you leave it too long or don't wash it off effectively. Try a search on Castrol.
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Not sure about paint, but this chick I knew who worked down at "The Doll House" was pretty good about taking out scuff marks. Should I look her up for ya? Ok....bad joke and no help to boot....but could not help my self.
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for the csc do i pour it in a container and then sit the speaker grill inside completley or do i just wipe it on the grill with a rag... also how long would i let it sit inside the csc for..?

and whats the best methor to clean off the csc so the parts can be dipped in chrome or respray painted again.... thanks
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Use a plastic tub and soak parts overnight. Use an old toothbrush to scrub off any stubborn paint.

After the part is done being stripped, just clean with dishwashig soap and dry.
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Fully immersed over time. Keeping it warm (or at least not cold) will help reduce the time needed for soaking. Different types of paint take longer.

I don't know how effective it will be on powder coating. Probably won't work at all.
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