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Old 08-28-02, 10:29 AM
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i want to remove a few old layers of paint from a building's hardware like exterior hinges, and latches-maybe a dozen in all. i was thinking of using my propane torch over a cement surface first then wire brushing with my drill which has a wire wheel type attachment.
is this a good way to go about it ? i would like any suggestions.
thank you for your help.
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Old 09-04-02, 07:59 AM
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I can't say for sure but I think you'd be better off with a chemical stripper first. It's been my experience that when it comes to concrete and flames they don't mix because of the moisture absorbing of the concrete. Add flame to it and it gets to popping and believe me, hot popped concrete down your shirt or in the face is NOT a happy experience.
 
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Old 09-04-02, 08:19 AM
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i wanted to thank you for your reply and let you know the job ended well. i took all the old hardware off and on a piece of slate/ brick/ i heated each with my torch and the paint turned to powder much like a cigarette ash. then my wire wheel on my drill polished them up nicely-sadly they are not brarss but repainted they are handsome.
pete
 
 

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