Removing Oil-Based Paint From Door Knobs

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Old 09-20-05, 03:54 PM
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Removing Oil-Based Paint From Door Knobs

I somehow ended up w/ oil-based paint on my oil-rubbed bronze door knobs.
I called the mfr, Kwik-Set & they don't recommend anything stronger than vinegar/water 50:50. Any other suggestions?
 
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Old 09-20-05, 06:55 PM
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One of the advantages of using oil enamel is how hard and durable it is, which also makes it harder to remove. Lacquer thinner or deglosser [with plenty of elbow grease] should remove the dried paint. There are times that it also removes the brass plating which is why the manufacture doesn't recomend anything strong. You may need to decide which is worse - paint on the hardware or clean hardware with missing or discolored finish. Wish you luck
 
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You may need to decide which is worse - paint on the hardware or clean hardware with missing or discolored finish.
I'm afraid it may come down to this
 
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I guess I can hope by constant handling of the door knobs, over time the paint will wear off.
 
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