how can I remove gloss paint from door handles please?

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Old 03-13-15, 07:26 AM
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how can I remove gloss paint from door handles please?

I have gloss paint on metal door handles, I have no intention of taking the handles off the doors as its not possible in this instance the door handles and a part of the door its self.

I would like to remove as much of the white gloss paint off the door handles though. any ideas?

taking them off isn't an option as they are inbuilt with the door. ( they don't come off I have stood and undone every screw to find the way in which the door is made it wont come off. they seem to be glued on which s just...great.)
any ideas please.

unless I can repaint them in any way tried scraping it couldn't manage to get it to budge.
not sure if turpentine will work.
*tried white spirit won't budge, wire wool did nothing scourer either stanley knife no. normal knife and own nails no.*
 
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Old 03-13-15, 07:50 AM
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Picture would be nice.
There are no door knobs that are "glued on" that I've ever seen in 40 plus years.
There is no way to just paint a door knob and have it hold up.
 
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Old 03-15-15, 12:58 PM
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ok here they are , ( yes should have used masking tape didn't realise gloss paint was so damaging. I had no one to help me and with spinal damage from an accident and illness near imposisble to decorate myself. ( no not rich can not afford someone to do this for me) I have no choice but to suck it up and try to do things myself as well or as bodged as I have done them.


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Old 03-15-15, 01:02 PM
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Size:  16.9 KB This one can't rmeove at all the inner lock is the main issue.


* I really dont want to rmeove the door handles at all or any metal fixings. it's too much of a hassel to do*
 
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Old 03-15-15, 01:04 PM
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Unless it's oil paint (doubtful, but you would know since you put it on). Products like Goof-Off work very well. It will also soften and remove paint on the door so you have to be careful. A large can (not the spray) will run around $5 at any hardware or big box store.

Put it on a rag and just rub and the paint should soften quickly and come off if it's latex. Regular rubbing alcohol will also work, but the Goof Off seems better to me.

The paint on the glass should be able to be removed with a razor scraper.
 
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Old 03-16-15, 04:06 AM
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Products like 'goof off' and 'oops' work well on latex coatings. I've never tried rubbing alcohol but denatured alcohol works well. Oil base coatings will require a stronger solvent like lacquer thinner or MEK.

The hardware is removable. You need to remove all the screws. Cutting the paint bond with a utility knife along the perimeter will help, you may need to work a putty knife under the knob to gently pry it loose.
 
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Old 03-16-15, 07:22 AM
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I know you don't want the hassle of removing the hardware but that's going to be less work than trying to keep the solvent off the paint on the door if you don't.
 
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Old 03-16-15, 08:56 AM
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Oops, I meant denatured alcohol...not rubbing alcohol. 2 different things most times.
 
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Old 03-16-15, 09:35 AM
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Update

UPDATE

thank you, I had managed to scrape some off with my nail,
I will see about getting goof off and using this very lightly. I have a putty knife so it is possible to do this.

I have made a mistake in this I have double checked alcoves are gloss brilliant white.

the doors are painted with

1.25LTR - JOHNSTONES EGGSHELL BRILLIANT so I have made a mistake. It is infact eggshell.


for that mix up I am very sorry.!
 
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Old 03-16-15, 09:39 AM
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not sure alternative to Goof off or oops as im in uk. wish I could get hold of this.I guess that would be the alcohol. only thing cna think of is importing it.
 
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Old 03-16-15, 10:05 AM
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There is a similar cleaner to Goof Off available in the UK. It's called Evo-Stik adhesive cleaner. It's available from B & Q. You will have to ask for it as it's kept behind the counter.

Evo-stik Adhesive Cleaner - Removes solvented adhesives, grease and wax
 
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