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Stripping altoids tins Answered

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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westfw (author)2007-04-23

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?

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Tool Using Animal (author)westfw2007-04-24

Hmmm, I hadn't thought of a decoupage altoids tin, but it's an idea.

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jtobako (author)2007-04-23

Heat (propane flame) and a wire brush. Added benefit of annealing the metal for repose. Why do you want the paint off?

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lemonie (author)2007-04-23

Meths? Caustic soda (lye)? (would have thought paint-stripper would work)

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ich bin ein pyro (author)2007-04-23

pound it with a hammer? that always solves every problem for me

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Lextone (author)2007-04-23

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.

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Brennn10 (author)2007-04-22

Dremel device? I think someone did it for the YAN9VUSB project.

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