Stripping altoids tins

I've tried paint stripper, nail polish remover, I'm reduced to a scotch brite pad. Anyone know an easy way to get the paint off?

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westfw10 years ago
You can burn off the paint with a propane torch or gas barbaque, but the result isn't necessarily any better than you started with. Better to cover it with paint or stickers?
Tool Using Animal (author)  westfw10 years ago
Hmmm, I hadn't thought of a decoupage altoids tin, but it's an idea.
jtobako10 years ago
Heat (propane flame) and a wire brush. Added benefit of annealing the metal for repose. Why do you want the paint off?
lemonie10 years ago
Meths? Caustic soda (lye)? (would have thought paint-stripper would work)
pound it with a hammer? that always solves every problem for me
Lextone10 years ago
Try boiling it in white vinegar. You may want to do it outside though, unless you don't mind your house smelling like a pickle farm. when you are done do a rinse in baking soda and water.
Brennn1010 years ago
Dremel device? I think someone did it for the YAN9VUSB project.