I need to get some layers of oil-based gloss paint off some brass fittings.
Last time I did something similar I used Nitromors. Is there something
new/better on the market?
They are not attached to anything so I can soak them in a container.
Any methylene chloride based paint stripper should do it,
such as Wickes own brand (assuming the EU ban hasn't come
in yet, since I last bought some).
It's nasty stuff though - read the warnings on the tin.
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I did all the hardware for the doors and cupboards in an old house, by
simmering the pieces in a pot of white vinegar. It softens even very
thick layers of paint, and makes it easy to remove with toothpicks and
old toothbrushes. Don't use an aluminium pan, though - use cheap
stainless or enamel. It's healthier for you, easier on the budget than
paint remover, and does at least as good a job.
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