I have a set of old (50s) canoe paddles. I cant seem to get the paint off.
I have tried ammonia. Lacquer thinner, stripper, straight methiline
I have sanded them but still have traces of green I need removed such as in
the dents dings and the end grain.Any suggestions?
On Tue, 5 Jun 2007 13:57:30 -0400, "Larry and a Cat named Dub"
I don't know which one, but only one of these had any chance of
working. But Iam a bit surprised that one didn't work.
I would try a 4" wire wheel on a bench grinder. I know that it seems
even less likely than a liquid to get into dents, but I think it will
work, especially if you push in a bit. It leaves a smooth finish
(even with a coarse wheel iiac.) Works fast too, on almost anything,
and doesn't require drying time. More importantly I guess, you know
right away if you got what you were aiming at. No soaking time.
Be sure to wear safety glasses with sides and tops. I used a new
wheel and got one of the wires stuck in my forehead, like an
acupuncture needle. But it came out with almost no effort and didn't
bleed at all. I wish I had looked in a mirror while I was doing this,
to see how deep in it was. Probalby very little, but I'm curious.
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