I need to have spray paint removed from Bronze

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Paint em pink and call em flamingos.
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A plan!!! Thanks Cats but they are just hmm, not me. Someone else can enjoy them. Freaking hurricane wouldn't move them, I can hardly lift one, but then I'm weak in the arms
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Sand blast them if they are solid. Quick and easy.
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In other circumstances, I might have suggested using automotive valve lapping compound, no dust, and a polished finish, but likely to be 40 hours per bird, given the amount of detail. There are paint strippers that you can paint on and hose off
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Going to try the paint stripper and hose. Like I said worst case I mess up and then repaint them. I'll wait til it cools down a bit. The Boy won't do them - he knows I'd blame him anything goes sideways
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normaM wrote:Going to try the paint stripper and hose. Like I said worst case I mess up and then repaint them. I'll wait til it cools down a bit. The Boy won't do them - he knows I'd blame him anything goes sideways


Be very careful where you do this.

In particular where the rinse water goes. You could kill your grass, mark your drive/walk or where the water flows.

A gravel surface with no gardens on the downhill side of the flow.

Wear glasses/faceshield, and old clothes in the event of back splash.

It's also not good to flush these products down the storm sewers.

Scrub thoroughly with a brass brush to avoid scratching the surface with a steel brush.
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If you have time to research it, any company that does metal plating, there are a couple in Kelowna, perhaps one would agree , to dip them to remove the paint, they may well have the ability to "unplate" a metal itemn electronically, quick easy and should not be expensive.
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Thanks Alan and I Think :)
I have a place by the garage, just stone, no where near any grass. Will get a face shield, hazmat suit be the best, hot but safe
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even better idea, sell them cheap and let someone else have the fun of restoring. Mad now I turned down a lowball offer. Once I decide I want something gone then darn it it should happen within seconds of my deciding lol
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The only reason I didn't suggest paint remover earlier is because it can damage some finishes.
If you can find some aircraft paint remover it's supposed to be better on delicate objects.

If I was in Kelowna I would help you with it, but start with an inconspicuous spot first. Under a wing perhaps.
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Thanks Stu - nah I reckon having someone else have the Joy of refinishing and then boasting rights the bestest idea. They go for up to $3000 so someone should be happy with a Covid19 project :/

Once I tried to redo patio furniture - I was left rocking in the middle of the room that night ( rocking in corners for sissies)
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You have a PM Norma,
It's just letting you know I have asked my cousin living on the west side if he is interested in the job.
He is very talented in such things, and I can't believe I hadn't thought of him earlier.
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aww, that's so sweet of you. I did them gray to match furniture, now of course I regret I it. Especially when I saw what they sell for "green"

There this metal sculpture I really really NEED ( read want) instead of cranes
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normaM wrote:Thanks Stu - nah I reckon having someone else have the Joy of refinishing and then boasting rights the bestest idea. They go for up to $3000 so someone should be happy with a Covid19 project :/

Once I tried to redo patio furniture - I was left rocking in the middle of the room that night ( rocking in corners for sissies)


I bet it also made the long-tailed cat very nervous. Have you seen him again after that night? :130: :200: [icon_lol2.gif]
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Ha! my first pet was a cat, only cat after being an adult was my Mom rescued a Manx.. no tail
I just know I NEED the sculpture that I found. Too bad because the cranes prolly better value, but
ah if wishes were fishes
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