How Do You Get the Paint Off A New Hatch Hinge?

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How Do You Get the Paint Off A New Hatch Hinge?

Postby John6012 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:45 am

Received my new hatch hinge via UPS yesterday and was surprised to find it painted black. I could install it and go on but prefer plain aluminum.
I wonder if anyone else has corrected a factory "mistake" such as this?
Paint remover, lye, elbow grease etc.? Thanks
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Postby doug hodder » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:32 am

John....you may have to live with that one, or start sanding....mine is black also and just tested a piece of it....used stripper, and acetone...it's powder coated....they didn't touch it...Doug
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Postby Arne » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:55 am

Paint it whatever color you want.... My bumper is painted silver and is good enough for me, but I'm a 90%'er... not a 100%'er.... makes my life easier.....

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Postby dhazard » Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:00 pm

John6012, I have used a sandblaster to remove powder coat. If you go that way I would get glass beads or walnut shells. It will be slower but they will not mark the aluminum as much as sand. If you use sand use as small of grain as you can find. IMHO Dan
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Postby asianflava » Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:13 pm

I vote for the "Nut Blaster" We used walnut shells for the aluminum stuff and glass beads for steel.
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Postby dhazard » Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:59 pm

I did a quick look at http://www.eastwood.com/jump.jsp?[url]itemID=1313&itemType=CATEGORY&path=1%2C2%2C1310&KickerID=243&KICKER[/url]It lists the type of blasting media that they sell and what they recommend. :thumbsup: :thumbdown:
Maybe Madjack can recommend the proper high explosive. :thinking:
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Postby madjack » Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:02 pm

DHAZARD wrote:Maybe Madjack can recommend the proper high explosive. :thinking:


..not sure this actually constitutes a personal problem as yet...we will see how things play out before making a recommendation as to the proper explosive :D :lol: ;)
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Postby Guest » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:32 pm

John,
Where did you get the black one?
Is it the new style or older style?
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Postby BrwBier » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:43 pm

Come on Mad Jack, blow something up. Its a long cold winter and blowing something up might relive the stress
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Postby MarksMG » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:15 pm

Eastwood sells stripper that will work on powder caoating also. Here is the link http://www.eastwood.com/shopping/produc ... t+stripper
I have used this and it does work. If the part is anodized we used to use oven cleaner to get that off.

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Postby madjack » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:28 pm

BrwBier wrote:Come on Mad Jack, blow something up. Its a long cold winter and blowing something up might relive the stress


This close to New Year Eve, I try to save up all my excess explosives for midnite Dec31...I like a realy BIG BOOMto welcome the new year in and scare off all the old ghostesessssss
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Postby BrwBier » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:06 pm

Is that in the central time zone? I want to go out and listen.
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Postby madjack » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:36 pm

BrwBier wrote:Is that in the central time zone? I want to go out and listen.


...yeah 'tis...but it is an awfully long way from La to Wi :o :D ;) ........................................ 8)

p.s. at the speed of sound...no matter how big the boom, you might wanna wait about an hour and a half before you go out to listen ;)
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Postby angib » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:10 am

madjack wrote:I like a realy BIG BOOMto welcome the new year in and scare off all the old ghostesessssss

I guess we set ours off too soon?

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An oil storage facility is on fire just north of London (England) - supposedly the biggest fire in Europe since WW2. The inital explosion was heard in Holland!!

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PS Crushed Walnut shells are used to clean the gas turbines on warships - there is nothing odder than seeing a guy shovelling the shells into the turbine air intake out of a sack.
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Postby bledsoe3 » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:06 am

angib wrote:
madjack wrote:I like a realy BIG BOOM

I guess we set ours off too soon?

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An oil storage facility is on fire just north of London (England) - supposedly the biggest fire in Europe since WW2. The inital explosion was heard in Holland!!

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Andrew, I think you have finally answered the question of "wherz Mad Jack". :lol:
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