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Powdercoat removal
« on: 23.07. 2012 04:00 »
At the bottom of a crate in the back of my shed, from 30+ yrs ago, Ive just found a nice set of thick flange barrels, and a nice alloy head. The trouble is they are powdercoated white.

I could only find an old thread 2009, from Snowbeard and Manosound, about powdercoat removal which had no details:

Has anyone sucessfully removed colored powdercoat from iron barrels and alloy head using chemicals (without heat)?

I have tried the web but was unable to find any good answer (mind you I am not real flash at web searches)

Is permatex gasket remover successful?

CHemical suppliers preferably in Australia?

Any other suggestions? i dont really want to blast, especialy on the head.

Thanks in advance, Gavinoz.
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Re: Powdercoat removal
« Reply #1 on: 23.07. 2012 09:12 »
Hello,

Powder coating has a paint stripper in which the paint is removed in a few minutes. It is worth asking if you are close to the powderpainting services. Some have used the English manufactured Henkel "Nitromors". I think that it is also sold in Australia.
Strippers with this material is, however, much more cumbersome or require more processing.

best regards, Tapani
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Re: Powdercoat removal
« Reply #2 on: 23.07. 2012 19:27 »
The EPA (environmental protection agency) has really restricted the availability of chemical strippers here in the US.  However, my local powdercoater referred me to a commercial chemical stripping company that did a great job removing paint, grease, and old powdercoat down to the metal from several parts I could not otherwise clean or strip.  Perhaps someone can direct you to such a facility in your area.
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Re: Powdercoat removal
« Reply #3 on: 23.07. 2012 20:03 »
Gasket remover ( the one in an aerosol ) works well - DAMHIK
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Re: Powdercoat removal
« Reply #4 on: 24.07. 2012 00:13 »
Get them RE powder coated BLACK... the powdercoaters should strip the surfaces anyway..   *smile*
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Re: Powdercoat removal
« Reply #5 on: 24.07. 2012 03:39 »
thanks all, will experiment and post results when i get home next week. gavinoz.
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