I need to strip a kit,....I bought a big jug of Purple Power form the dollar store,....Im usually a Easy Off guy. Well, the kit has been sitting in this stuff for over 24 hours, and only some of the black trim and such has come off. Its painted red, not sure of whos or what kind of paint. The red and the silver trim has not even been touched yet, no effect on it at all. Now, do I need to get a name brand Purple Power, or should I just go back to Easy Off ??
Purple Power Question ?
Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:14 AM
Joe...I use Castrol Super Clean de-greaser straight or use just brake fluid to clean mine. Sometimes it might take awhile on a few here and there but they have never failed to remove old paint...although if the solution is old and been used for quite some time you might need to start with a fresh batch.
Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:34 AM
Give it another day or two Joe. If nothing has happened by then, it may be painted with acrylic paint which will require the 91% alcohol. You also may want to scuff the paint with some rough sandpaper to help the PP do it's work.
Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:55 AM
Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:58 AM
If PP won't break it down in a few days, it's probably lacquer. It will require high test denatured alcohol from the hardware store to strip it. I don't remember if it's the 91% mentioned or higher. It's with the paint strippers and thinners at Lowe's and Home Depot. Use with full cautions.
Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:02 AM
Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:31 AM
You may need to take it out, and scrub it lightly some with a scotch brite pad, under warm water"not hot" to help kick off the removal. Some paints are harder than others to take off.
Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:09 AM
It helps if the PP is warm.
That's never a problem around here.
Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:12 PM
Thanks, I think I'll return to Easy Off, its always seemed to work fast. The PP I bought might be a generic version, like said it only stripped the black, and only slightly touched the silver in 36 hours. Or I'll go with brake fluid, if it were diecast, I could use the hard stuff, automotive stripper.