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Paint strip aluminum valve covers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lcfman, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. lcfman
    Joined: Sep 1, 2009
    Posts: 276

    lcfman
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    from tn

    What is the safest method (not to harm the aluminum) to strip paint from aluminum valve covers?
     
  2. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,934

    stuart in mn
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    Regular paint stripper (Zip Strip or similar) will work well.
     
  3. I remember spilling brake fluid on mine...wrinkled the paint right off!
     
  4. 6-71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 542

    6-71
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    Lacquer thinner is the go-to paint stripper in my garage.It will cut just about anything.
     

  5. kool32
    Joined: Nov 9, 2006
    Posts: 330

    kool32
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    from Kentucky

    TIMES 2 o n Lacquer Thinner
     
  6. mattrod68
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 524

    mattrod68
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    plastic media, not glass or sand!
     
  7. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,761

    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Used regular old paint stripper on mine, and a old tooth brush to get down into the fins and recesses. Had to reapply a couple times to get the remnants out.
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