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Old 05-28-2013, 04:34 PM
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Ever want to change the paint on your tank? Purple Power is a great way to take the old paint off, and does not harm plastic.

So my H/L Tiger 1 (301 of 505pz) was broken down to the base parts and into the purple bath, andthat included my aluminum barrel

Here I am three days later and out comes the parts almost free of paint, but I cannot find my barrel. I know I put it in there. The brass Brake is there. So I dumped the purple power out and what was in the bottom a very pitted 1/4 inch bit of my barrel, that is all. It looked like the monster from ALIEN bled on it.

So let me understand, this stuff does nothing to plastic but eats aluminum?

WOW!

Don
Old 05-28-2013, 04:47 PM
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The best paint remover for plstic I've ever used is automotive brake fluid. Overnight, clean as a whistle. Then wash in warm soapy water.
Old 05-28-2013, 04:47 PM
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Ohh Noooo!!!
Old 05-28-2013, 05:01 PM
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Oops, I had purchased some Purple Power the other month to strip a tank that had a lot of heavy coats of paint that needed soaking, glad I didn't use it now and stuck with oven cleaner and break fluid.



Old 05-28-2013, 05:10 PM
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Yikes.

Reminds me of when I was a kid, I built a halftrack with figures and didn't like the way I painted them so I dropped them in a mason jar of turps overnight. In the morning it was an empty crystal clear jar and I accused everyone in the house of stealing them, until finally I found the styrene residue at the bottom.
Old 05-28-2013, 05:17 PM
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Ouch...
Old 05-28-2013, 05:37 PM
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that sucks
maybe someone has a extra barrel for you Don
Old 05-28-2013, 05:59 PM
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I use purple power all the time when we get in excavators and wheel loaders that need a serious bath. Works wonders on grese/oil/dirt no so good for aluminum. [:-] A side note, it also cleans shoes very well
Old 05-28-2013, 06:48 PM
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It ( Purple Power) clearly is a strong base ( as opposed to an acid ). Basic solutions will ( obviously ) damage aluminum. 409 cleaner, most septic solutions
that include Sodium Hydroxide will just chew the snot out of aluminum. Too bad you didn't post the question on the forum beforehand.

It you just want to etch the surface to get a good paint surface basic solutions are great, just a quick in and out and really good rinse.

Jerry
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i dont trust solvents. i sand paint off if i cant paint over it
Old 05-29-2013, 06:00 AM
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Is this the same product sold in home depot made by Zep. I used this on /in the engin room on the tug I used to run when cleaning the bulkheads,overheads main engines bilges etc ,had some run /drip off the rubber gloves I was using and left scares in my ares,will remove unwanted tattoos.so if it is the same stuff be careful.

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