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Removing paint to get to the original finish

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Old 12-24-2006, 12:28:53 PM
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Question Removing paint to get to the original finish

Hi all, Have a question dealing with removing a layer of paint that has been applied to an engine. I have found areas of original paint on the engine where the new layer has peeled off. (there must have been oil or some other agent there that prevented the paint from sticking.) What I want to do is remove all this "new" crap and get it back as close to the OEM paint as possible. Any ideas? Guidance?
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Default Re: Removing paint to get to the original finish

I've attached a 'before' photo & posted an 'after' photo in this thread:
of an Alma Jr. As received I thought there was no original paint at all. I used mineral spirits & the finest steel wool, 0000, that I could find & a wooden stick. The outer layer appeared to be a clay like dust, then a layer of medium blue & then original dark green with gold pinstriping. Apparently they did not clean engine very well before painting the blue & I got about 95% of it off. It was time consuming. When I got done with the spirits the paint was very chalky and whitish. I then coated it with satin polyurethane which eliminated the chalkiness and brought out the color. You can also use 50-50 mix of boiled linseed oil & mineral spirits.
On other engines I have not been as successful, most recently a New Way Jewel. The red paint & gold striping on flywheels cleaned up well but I could not save the dark green on the base that had been oversprayed with black.
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