RE: [ICG-D] Re: Removing paint- revisiting - a resolution and recommendation
Thought I'd pop in, say thanks to Patrick and share a quick bit of knowledge with the list.
Found an "environmentally safe" paint stripper called "Citristrip" which worked pretty well on my nylon surface. It took a little time, but it all came off without damaging the boots I'm working with. Nice thing about the stuff is it has an orange-y smell and supposedly can be used indoors (although with the usual mess stripping paint makes, I wouldn't recommend it). It supposedly can be used on fabric, which is a plus. Again - best to test it first. Cost from one of the smaller, more old-style hardware stores we frequent was about $14.
Less than 2 weeks to go until Archon - Ack!
I went to a couple of "big boxes" today, finally getting around to this project, and no one could seem to point to a product. Do you know of one off-hand?
Failing that, I found this list: http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/search?tbl=TblChemicals&queryx=75-09-2
--- In ICG-D@yahoogroups.com, "Patrick" wrote:
> Methylene chloride (available at a number of Big Box stores) will soften paint so it can be removed from nylon. Vinyl may be OK--Polyethylene and nylon for sure. Perspex, Acrylite or Plexiglass--no. They are (polymerized) Methyl Methacrylate, A.K.A. Acrylic plastic.
> But be sure it's really 'nylon'! Methylene chloride will dissolve acrylic plastics like Methyl Methacrylate!
> Test a drop or two to see if it softens the plastic and makes it sticky. If not--it isn't acrylic and the methylene chloride paint stripper will work ok.
> Pat O'Connor