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I have a rifle were the finish is all gone and the rifle is spray painted. Would just using paint remover be okay to remove the spray paint?
 

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use plain thinner wear gloves it will pretty much melt the paint and be all over your hands. Paper towels will be your friend. :)
 

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i found pure acetone works well. kind of a super dooper fingernail polish remover. its crazy cheap. works like a charm. i bought a amd65 covered in spray paint and wiped the entire thing clean of spray paint in less than 30mins it came off that easy. and what do you know a mint condition amd underneath. didnt hurt the original finish at all. a rag and wipes right off with little effort. it evaporates fast so keep the rag soaked. qtips help in some of the smaller areas.
 

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Get an aluminum-type cooking pan, something disposable that you can get from Wally-World. Fill the pan with whatever solvent you're going to use (be sure to have plenty of ventilation - IE do it in the garage, with the garage door open) - this way you can immerse the parts in the solvent and it'll act more like a bath, and all the runoff will go right back into the pan. This will speed up the process, especially when combined w/some nylon brushes...

I've used Jasco to remove rattle-can paint from rifles, but you gotta use some super gloves and eye protection w/that stuff - get it on UR skin and burns like hell!!!
 

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I've never had any luck stripping paint with plain thinner. Maybe if the paint is fresh and hasn't cured yet?

The Jasco stuff in a spray can from lowes is very good. Like J-rod said, it's very bad for your skin, eyes, and lungs. I only use it outside.
 

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Brake cleaner. Spray, scrub, spray away residue. Easy like pie.
 
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