Sun, 19 Jun 2022 14:59:33 +0000

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Sun, 19 Jun 2022 14:59:33 +0000 linkquote
Hi All
I've got a white px125 who's original paint seems to be black(chips in the white lead me to that conclusion)
I can remove the white paint with thinners and fine wire wool without damaging/removing the paint underneath but is the an easier way to achieve the same result, as breathing in the thinners (outdoors) is not condusive to good health, and means I can only work in short bursts
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:06:48 +0000

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'58 VBA '79CT90
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Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:06:48 +0000 linkquote
Buy a respirator. Get busy
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Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
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Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:23:39 +0000 linkquote
andyx wrote:
Hi All
I've got a white px125 who's original paint seems to be black(chips in the white lead me to that conclusion)
I can remove the white paint with thinners and fine wire wool without damaging/removing the paint underneath but is the an easier way to achieve the same result, as breathing in the thinners (outdoors) is not condusive to good health, and means I can only work in short bursts
Fan works wonders, I like a box fan to blow some cool air and the smell away.
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:25:32 +0000

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Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:25:32 +0000 linkquote
Lol Sorry probably didnt make myself clear, I was just wondering if i could use a paint remover that will lift the cellulose but not damage the original paint
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:36:55 +0000

Hooked
'61 Cushman GS150, '62 GS160, '74 Rally 200
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Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:36:55 +0000 linkquote
Is the white paint from a spray can? If so, Gumout carb cleaner and 0000 steel wool. Not sure if that's really better than paint thinner fumes-wise, but that's what I used on my GS.
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:50:17 +0000

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Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:50:17 +0000 linkquote
[quote="SEA"]
Is the white paint from a spray can? If so, Gumout carb cleaner and 0000 steel wool. Not sure if that's really better than paint thinner fumes-wise, but that's what I used on my GS.




Its cellulose alright, You maybe right about the fumes from the gumout, Ive got some carb cleaner in the shed, I'll give it a go later.
Obviously will have to experiment this end, just want to narrow down the choice of paint removers as much as I can with help from the forum.
Will post up results for the benefit of all.
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 17:47:01 +0000

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Sun, 19 Jun 2022 17:47:01 +0000 linkquote
Acetone, a 2 gallon bucket, long chemical-resistant gloves, #0000 steel wool and a dozen microfiber towels, patience and time.

Carb cleaner is mainly acetone and toluene(a degreaser). You only need a gallon of acetone -- avoids aerosolizing those two nasties.

Outdoors, place a fan so that you have a breathing zone. With a little breath control you can avoid hours wearing a respirator.

Most of the rattle-can will come off with the towel and patience.
If you pour acetone on steel wool it'll just run right through it onto the ground.

BTW I uze acetone oftan at wurk an Ime fine!
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 18:49:57 +0000

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Sun, 19 Jun 2022 18:49:57 +0000 linkquote
Thanks for that Ray, and Ill take your word that you havent been affected Although it does say 'addicted ' under you nom de plume.
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 02:50:43 +0000

Molto Verboso
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Mon, 20 Jun 2022 02:50:43 +0000 linkquote
I used paint stripper and oven cleaner on my vbb. It doesn't touch the factory paint. I start with acetone though.
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:08:29 +0000

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Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:08:29 +0000 linkquote
orwell84 wrote:
I used paint stripper and oven cleaner on my vbb. It doesn't touch the factory paint. I start with acetone though.
Thanks for that info, never considered oven cleaner, can you rememember which paint stripper?
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:45:48 +0000

Molto Verboso
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Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:45:48 +0000 linkquote
andyx wrote:
Thanks for that info, never considered oven cleaner, can you rememember which paint stripper?
Use acetone with a fan or you will be even more frustrated than you will end up being regardless.
Acetone has the specific characteristics needed to remove rattle-can from original paint. Lacquer thinner *maybe* a next option. It doesn't evaporate as fast, and can etch the original paint.

Tried EVERYTHING else, including citrus graffiti remover

Oven cleaner is great for removing grease and dirt. Does nothing in regards to removing paint, though.

Have fun!
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 08:12:20 +0000

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Tue, 21 Jun 2022 08:12:20 +0000 linkquote
Ray8 wrote:
Use acetone with a fan or you will be even more frustrated than you will end up being regardless.
Acetone has the specific characteristics needed to remove rattle-can from original paint. Lacquer thinner *maybe* a next option. It doesn't evaporate as fast, and can etch the original paint.

Tried EVERYTHING else, including citrus graffiti remover

Oven cleaner is great for removing grease and dirt. Does nothing in regards to removing paint, though.

Have fun!
Lol Thanks for that,I take it the 'have fun' comment is ironic, paint stripping is akin to watching paint dry, Gonna do a little at a time to stop me going mad!!!
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:46:59 +0000

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:46:59 +0000 linkquote
andyx wrote:
Lol Thanks for that,I take it the 'have fun' comment is ironic, paint stripping is akin to watching paint dry, Gonna do a little at a time to stop me going mad!!!
Between stripping paint and watching it dry, I'll take watching it dry every time!

Try some of the cheap auto parts store degreaser, too. That cut into the hi-temp paint I put on my cylinder pretty good over the weekend, and I didn't even want it to. Supposedly safe for painted surfaces, by which I now assume they meant two-part paints, so might be just the thing.

And don't underestimate how TOUGH that OG paint is. Having now stripped two scooters to bare metal, I can tell you it doesn't come off without a fight, so you're probably good.
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:11:28 +0000

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Location: Essex, GB
 
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Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:11:28 +0000 linkquote
Thanks for that CM, I've got some of that hanging around in the shed so I'll give it a go.
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 03:04:04 +0000

Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
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Thu, 23 Jun 2022 03:04:04 +0000 linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Between stripping paint and watching it dry, I'll take watching it dry every time!

Try some of the cheap auto parts store degreaser, too. That cut into the hi-temp paint I put on my cylinder pretty good over the weekend, and I didn't even want it to. Supposedly safe for painted surfaces, by which I now assume they meant two-part paints, so might be just the thing.

And don't underestimate how TOUGH that OG paint is. Having now stripped two scooters to bare metal, I can tell you it doesn't come off without a fight, so you're probably good.
Were they p series? I'd assume after 1977 paints aren't quite as tough as the lead paint of the 40's-70's.
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 03:09:10 +0000

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
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Thu, 23 Jun 2022 03:09:10 +0000 linkquote
FridayMatinee wrote:
Were they p series? I'd assume after 1977 paints aren't quite as tough as the lead paint of the 40's-70's.
No, both 1962. VBB and GL.
   

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