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Paint stripper

Postby coin-op » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:13 am

Anyone ever used Mangers paint stripper. I've always used Nitromores, but was thinking about trying Mangers if it works 'almost' as good.

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Re: Paint stripper

Postby badpenny » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:35 am

Yup, it was ok ............ although I had to mix it with a lot of orange juice before the taste was acceptable.

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Re: Paint stripper

Postby bryans fan » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:50 pm

I`ve not used Mangers (isn`t that cider!).
I recently stripped a quite big machine of 6 or so layers of gloss paint using Rustins Strypit. I used just over 2.5 litres of it so should have bought 5 litres which would have been cheaper. It was as good as Nitromores in my opinion.
I would advise against doing it in the winter in a garage with a gas fire on though! Makes you feel giddy. I knew there was something up when the flame went orange. There is no fool like an old fool.

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Re: Paint stripper

Postby raj » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:12 pm

Wilkinson's own brand is just as good, a lot cheaper than Nitromors....

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Re: Paint stripper

Postby coppinpr » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:48 am

My son in law is a professional specialist painter, just now he's hand painting a 1910 vintage car for a collector (the third he's done). I asked his advice and he says nothing is as good as Nitromores, strangely though he says never use the 'craftmans' version, always use the basic, it's much thicker and does not dry out so quick. He says don't go by the instructions timing; if you do it will start to dry out and that's the killer.

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Re: Paint stripper

Postby 13rebel » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:03 am

What are the consequences of it drying out? :!?!:

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Re: Paint stripper

Postby gameswat » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:22 am

If the stripper dries then the paint just turns back into solid again, plus the mixed in stripper which means even more shit to remove. A classic trick is to lay plastic food wrap over the stripper to seal it, this is awesome for removing multiple layers of paint as the stripper has a lot longer to work its way in. I was told this by an old time car painter 20 years ago.

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Re: Paint stripper

Postby treefrog » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:13 pm

Now that is something I will try, as on some older Hammerite type finished surfaces I have found the chemicals do not penetrate.

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Re: Paint stripper

Postby coin-op » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:08 pm

Thanks for the replies, some interesting comments and advice. I was actually considering the Mangers (paint stripper, not cider) because someone was selling it at £25 for 10 litres which seemed cheap enough...maybe its cheap cos no one is using it and everyone's using nitromors or Wilkinsons. Maybe Mangers paint stripper and Mangers cider are the same thing after all. Maybe when they can't sell it as paint stripper, they dilute it down and put cider labels on it :!?!:

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Re: Paint stripper

Postby pennymachines » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:18 pm

Nah, they dilute the cider to make the stripper !!BEER!!
Magners Cider + water = Mangers Stripper.


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