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Removing top layer of paint - old pump #734531
Mon Aug 19 2019 04:05 PM
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I have an old Tokheim pump. Does anyone know the best way to remove the top layer of paint to reveal the original color underneath. I can see the original green color slightly coming through but it still has a layer of white paint over it now chipping off.
Sandpaper maybe?

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Re: Removing top layer of paint - old pump [Re: steve1768] #734545
Mon Aug 19 2019 07:26 PM
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Good question. Careful wet sanding?

Re: Removing top layer of paint - old pump [Re: steve1768] #734546
Mon Aug 19 2019 07:27 PM
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Pressure washing?

Re: Removing top layer of paint - old pump [Re: steve1768] #734550
Mon Aug 19 2019 08:05 PM
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I've done this before on old arcade cabinets that have been painted over with mixed success. It all comes down to how well the prep was done for the coat of paint that you want to take off. If it was just slapped on top of the original, with no sanding or primer, light coats of Citristrip and a careful hand will take off the layer you want and leave the original intact.

Re: Removing top layer of paint - old pump [Re: steve1768] #734552
Mon Aug 19 2019 08:17 PM
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Easy off oven cleaner works for me


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Re: Removing top layer of paint - old pump [Re: steve1768] #734556
Mon Aug 19 2019 10:59 PM
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White paint chipping off over green paint??? It sounds like you might have a cool looking patina pump. Can you post a picture for us please?

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