It would depend on what the coating is but, if it's something like
cosmoline, kerosene do a good job. It will have to soak a while (30 minutes)
in extreme cases but should soften it to the point that it can be easily
Fri, Sep 8, 2006, 12:07pm (EDT-3) email@example.com (Jonesy) doeth
Does anyone know what takes the protective coating off quickly. I've
tried lacquer thinner and it worked very slowly but I still ended up
scraping it off.
Still always somewhat astonishes me to read this type of question -
I guess it's a qauestion, no question mark. Such a big deal out of
something so not a big deal.
First off, what's quickly? Any time I get a new tool, coating or
not, I always spend some time looking it over before I use it. One
minute, two, five, ten?
Next, what type of coating? Dipped, plastic type? Grease,
I'm definitely not understanding wha the problem is, you definitely
don't go very deeply into details. Been a long time since Ive bought
any tools with any coating, but the plastic type I'd just slit with a
knife, then just peel it off. If it's cosmoline, I'd wipe most of it
off with a rag or paper towel, then wipe the rest off with a rag or
paper towel dampened with kerosene (or paint thinner, mineral spirits,
etc.). Either way, we're talking a minute or so, tops. Quick enough?
Dispose of rags/paper towels safely.
I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn
well they're after me.
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