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Re: paint on cedar chest hardware

Posted By: Jason Sandefur <parrotent@msn.com> (adsl-211-229-134.asm.bellsouth.net)
Date: 6/10/5 16:44

In Response To: Re: paint on cedar chest hardward (James Schooley)

I agree with the removal of hardware. One never knows what a chemical stripper might do to a metal. I use a blowtorch for removing paint from any metal. The best is the kind that is used to solder copper plumbing and has a trigger igniter. All paint will melt and the propane torch is not capable of producing enough heat to damage the metal. Works great on hinges and door hardware as well. Use just enough heat to soften the paint and then scrape the paint with a piece of oak carved into the shape of a small spatula.

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