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Technical Paint Removal?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 53fordcustom, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. 53fordcustom
    Joined: Jan 3, 2011
    Posts: 412


    Somebody give me a genius suggestion on an easy way to do this..
    I need to strip down some paint on some old carburetors to start putting my intake together. All 3 carbs are covered in what im assuming is light blue spray paint that I know has been on there for... let's just say a long time.
    I do plan on rebuilding carbs after I get them cleaned out.. Anybody know a good product I could dip them in or spray down with to remove paint?
    Good suggestion would be greatly appreciated
  2. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 743


    try some carb cleaner thats some aggessive stuff and may take spray bomb paint or soak them in laquer thinner good luck!
  3. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    Take them apart and use Acetone and a series of wire brushes.
  4. Slimmey
    Joined: May 7, 2013
    Posts: 87


    Carb cleaner will do it. Check small local mechanic shop, they may have a used gallon can you could pick up for little or no money. I used to get one every now and then from a local mechanic to clean up my old paint guns with. Just soak in container, usually takes 15/20 min. Caution on aluminium though, for got one once overnight, ate a hole in one cup.

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  5. As Fred said acetone works good but evaporates fast,lacquer thinner works good also. HRP
  6. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 8,981

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Berryman Chem-Tool Carb cleaner is a little stronger than the rest of the ones out there.
  7. fenderless
    Joined: Mar 31, 2006
    Posts: 1,286

    from Norway

    As said and you can also try Gasket removal spray:)

  8. RDAH
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 465

    from NL, WI

    JeffB2 beat me to it. Our local Wal-Mart has it & it works great for removing paint.
    You don't want to get it in a cut on your skin.

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