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Greg Head

Krylon Paint Removal

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If this question has been asked before, please accept my apologies. I have just got hold of a handguard & A2 stock for a MP5, unfortunately it has been sprayed foliage green  apparently using Krylon paint (I want it back to its original unpainted finish). I have tried to remove the paint using Detol, Fairy power spray, Mr. Muscle oven cleaner and surgical spirit. The only one that removed a small amount was the surgical spirit. Can anyone tell me the best way to strip the paint without damaging the plastic.

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Nitro Cellulose is the fluid you want. However, it is harmful to plastic so if you do give it a shot test it on a hidden area otherwise you could end up with a green(paint)/black(plastic) goo.

Others to try: Methylated spirit, White spirit in sort of an order of weakness.

 

Tom.

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Thanks for the info, at the moment the handguard is in a tub of neat Dettol, been soaking for 24 hours. Some of the paint has come off using a brass wire brush, if it doesn't work I'll try one of the other suggested chemicals.

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Dettol? Antiseptic? First I've heard of it as a paint stripper.

A wire brush, is definitely a paint stripper but very manual.

 

Tom.

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The original Dettol antiseptic has something in it that breaks the paint down. Just using a small brass bristled wire brush on its own didn't touch the paint, but after soaking the handguard in Dettol I've managed to remove 80% of it. In the tub of Dettol there are very small flakes of paint, so I don't think Dettol resolved paint just breaks it down.

Greg

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