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#292225 - Wed Dec 21 2011 08:24 AM How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign
Glass Earth Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 14 2011
Loc: Medford, Oregon
I have a 60" porcelain 76 sign that has been painted over then clearcoated. Is there a way to strip that off down to the original porcelain without hurting the original finish ? I would assume a commercial paint stripper from lowes or home depot, but we all know what happens when we *****-u-me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. David

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#292228 - Wed Dec 21 2011 08:34 AM Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: Glass Earth]
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Porcelain should NOT be affected by any paint stripper. Just remember to use 'soft' scraping tools so as not to add any more damage to the sign.

Later . . .

Jim
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#292239 - Wed Dec 21 2011 09:41 AM Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: T-way]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I use CITRI-STRIP from Home Depot in an outside or well ventilated area. spray it on in sections and let it sit a little longer than what the can might suggest....doesn't hurt the porcelain and makes the paint more pliable and easy to remove. Once the stripper is cleaned away and you no longer need it, I use ииии (4 zero) steel wool and lacquer thinner to follow up on any leftover spots and crevices that the paint may've remained in.
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#292252 - Wed Dec 21 2011 10:37 AM Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Commercial paint stripper is fine! I use the liquid in a can because its cheaper than the aerosol. You sometimes need 2 coats if the paint is layered. A soft plastic scraper will work best and when its all clean, I use Mothers Metal Polish on it and I follow up with a good coat of Howards Feed & Wax! Really gives a great shine. Good luck and don't forget to post pictures of before and after!
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#292253 - Wed Dec 21 2011 10:37 AM Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
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#292294 - Wed Dec 21 2011 02:29 PM Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: always lookin]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Easy Off is correct, spray it on wait a couple minutes, spray/wipe it off and your done
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#292312 - Wed Dec 21 2011 04:14 PM Re: How do you strip paint off an old porcelain sign [Re: KZ1000]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
I use a razor blade on small spots
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