painted hinges

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Old 04-04-04, 10:50 AM
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painted hinges

I am restoring my kitchen cabinets rather than replacing them. Rather than a prefab look I like the custom look of these cabinets but unfortunately previous owners have gone mental painting over everything including the hinges. I was planning on replacing all of the hinges but these ones fit the cabinets just right. Is there a good product for removing old layers of paint on hinges? Is there a solvent I can just plop them in that would soften the paint enough that they'd clean up?
 
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Old 04-04-04, 01:58 PM
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Are they brass or stainless? If its latex paint, and not too old, you can boil them in a pot and it will come off faily easily.
 
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Old 04-04-04, 03:01 PM
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Looks to me like it's oil base some latex
 
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Old 04-04-04, 03:31 PM
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Try soaking in lacquer thinner. Use gloves. Or use a heavy bodied paint stripper and a wire brush.
 
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