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    Hello friends, I will show you 2 ways to remove paint. In fact, I will try if the ****ty and effective method with brake fluid is better than a cheap detergent bought from the hardware to remove paint ..... I could not believe .... Brake fluid did a great job with the task of removing paint. With the cheap preparation we have a result, but after 1 hour, and the manufacturer indicates 20 minutes to full efficiency.

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    Thanks HandmadeCreativeChannel! We've added your Paint Removal Method to our Painting category,
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    Sorry but not an “apples to apples” comparison!.Paint on the “drum” could have been a completely different formula from the latter. A valid test would be to treat 1/2 of the three items with one product & the other have of the three items with the other product to be a “best product” test!

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    Wildwilly is correct. I thought the same thing. I will try the brake fluid method on a go kart frame I am working on. The paint on it is not easily removed by sandblasting. Some paint is apparently sort of flexible and the sand bounces off doing little damage rather than easily shattering it. Powder coating is also sandblast resistant.
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    Yep, different methods for different paint types. Needle scalers work well on hard coatings on metal, powder coat is a thermoplastic and can be softened by heat and scraped or chipped of with one of those spring wire flails but needs to be finished by wire wheel/sanding/abrasive blasting.

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    Re: Powder Coat. The problem with sandblasting powder coat is that it heats up and remelts as a mess. Here is a video from Dustless Blasting that shows how the water keeps the work cool so you can blast powder coat off.

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    I have always known that as vapour blasting, not a new process but a further aplication. On a total loss system its going to be expensive on media. Used one for years in an enclosed recycling cabinet but you would not get something that size in it.

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    Very interesting.
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    Yep, 'Dustless Blasting' is a brand name for this company . I fist heard it called wet blasting then dustless blasting and now vapour blasting, regardless it does increase efficiency.
    I am slowly,when I get time, converting one of those generic benchtop blasting cabinets to a wet blaster. I had a crude one I built around 1980 but that is long gone. Got a lot of good information from the interweb and this site in particular: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5m...P1rbzIerZIS_7Q

    Most of the stuff I clean by blasting is as a finishing process on parts. Big stuff I tackle differently as I don't have a 120 Cubic foot per minute air compressor.
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    A much better effect is if the surface is covered with foil.




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