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doug    Posted 05-01-2017 at 09:48:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Dirt Scoop
  • a friend of mine went to an equipment auction this weekend and picked me up a dirt scoop, cheep even. it was repainted red and they painted over the tag. i want to strip the paint off with out ruining the tag. any suggestions?

    also in the somewhat near future i will be bringing home an 8N to add to my 53 Jubilee and my 621 Tug.

    Larry (TX)    Posted 05-01-2017 at 18:03:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dirt Scoop
  • Off the auto parts store shelf spray BRAKE CLEANER is fairly inexpensive and works quickly, particularly on small projects like you're speaking of. More expensive is the AIRCRAFT PAINT remover (available in pint cans) from Lowes and Home Depot stores - **CAUTION CAUTION** - you dang sure don't want to get any of this stuff on any important parts of your body - if you get my drift!

    Jim A Ok.    Posted 05-01-2017 at 11:03:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dirt Scoop
  • I have read that WD40 will remove paint. May be determined by how "dry" the paint is.
    Not supposed to bother the paint underneath.

    Tim Daley(MI    Posted 05-02-2017 at 11:54:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dirt Scoop
  • I've found WD-40 to be nothing more than low-grade vegetable oil -good for squeaky hinges and not much else. I suspect they changed the formula about 20 years ago as it use to be the go-to lube all for most home projects including gun oil. Many products now are EPA controlled and watered down versions of what they once were...literally.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-01-2017 at 09:57:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dirt Scoop
  • Plain old gasoline works as a good paint stripper for me. PB Blaster too. I've used both on tags that were painted over without damaging the black on the etched original tags. You can further help identify your rear scoop from what we have in the MANUALS forum here...like this:


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