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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paint Removal?

Anybody have any ideas on safely removing some paint applied to the front sight of the Python? I don't want to start digging on the thing. 


 

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  1. soak it overnite in paint thinner or acetone.

    Wipe clean.

    My have to do it twice....

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  2. Well that thing's obviously ruined as a collector's piece, and that paint probably messed up it's accuracy, too. You'd do better to just mail it over here and let me get rid of it for you. Since I like you, I'll reimburse you for the postage.

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    1. Why gee, thanks friend! It DID throw the accuracy off as the paint did not go all the way up the ramp. I was hitting high until I figured it out.

      I'll save you the trouble as it turns the wrong way and the cylinder release seems to be broke too. It works backwards! I would not want to trouble you with this obviously defective revolver =) Don't want to cause any hard feelings!

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  3. I'd be happy to conduct some experiments involving nail polish remover, the homemade mead we made for Christmas two years ago and my pickle recipe. As Murphy's Law said, just ship her to my FFL and I'll let you know the results.

    Other than that, I'm not much help.

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    1. Heh! Tough room! 20 thousand comedians out of work and I hang out with you guys =)

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  4. Oven cleaner, like E-Z Off should work just fine.

    It also removes the finish on wood stocks if you ever refinish those.

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  5. LOL, Hey 'I' got first dibs, since it's MY fault the bought it... The rest of you back off!!! :-)

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  6. Well, I was going to say that when I dump paint on myself I just let it wear off but I guess that won't work in this case.

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  7. I'll second (third, fourth, fifth?) the acetone (nail polish remover) suggestion.

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  8. Concur with the acetone or fingernail polish remover (essentially the same thing AND works on superglue as well) BUT there are THIRTY thousand comedians out of work, I've been using that line for several decades................

    OTB MCPO sends

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  9. By accident years ago I learned Shooter's Choice bore solvent would remove any "front sight" paint I'd applied. I'll repeat that any paint applied to a front sight. Enjoy the new family addition my friend.

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