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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Need to remove paint from Stainless Steel.

I was looking at my bike and it appears that somehow a streak of white paint is now on the midpipe of my BF exhaust.

What can I use to remove the paint that won't damage the finish?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 11:11 AM
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You could probably get a good solvent for it at Sherwin-Williams, and some good advice on how to do it. They have auto paints, too, and I'm sure they can contact a sales rep to give you better information if needed.

When I worked at BASF researching auto paints, we used a lot of acetone to clean the SS lab benches..., even some MEK if it was a tough spot..., acetone should be ok, but MEK may dull the SS..., be careful with either.
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depending on the type of paint will determine what you will need.
its going to be hard to damage ss.
house paint, acetone may work.
car paint, reducer will eat anything off of anything.
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Try Goof-Off...on the backside first of course. It shouldn't damage the finish. Just don't ever use it on plastics...
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depending on the type of paint will determine what you will need.
its going to be hard to damage ss.
house paint, acetone may work.
car paint, reducer will eat anything off of anything.

acetone is the primary solvent in most clearcoat and basecoat reducers..., at least it was a few years back..., for plastic paint coatings.
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try some brakleen or paint thinner or borrow the girlfriends nail polish remover. then polish up the can with some mothers or neverdull. stainless steel is hard to mess up, well i shouldnt say that.

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Acetone should work, as would goof-off. be very careful with either though. There also is the possibility of scraping it off with a razor blade, if your daring, I probably would try it.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 03:09 PM
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Once again, How the hell did you get paint on your midpipe?
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 07:13 PM
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Go to walmart and pick up a can of "aircraft remover" just be careful not to let any of it on any painted surface you dont want the paint to come off of.
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