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Post# 393788   6/24/2018 at 17:27 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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I dida booboo here i painted my compact C9 but some of the paint went on my caster how do i remove the paint fro chrome caster whit out damage and not to strong chemical here

Post# 393790 , Reply# 1   6/24/2018 at 18:10 by Rowdy141 (United Kingdom)        

Paint won't stick to shiny, smooth chrome.
Pick it off using a blunt, plastic scraper (used to defrost a freezer) or a blunt butter-knife. No sharp edges, no chemicals.

Post# 393797 , Reply# 2   6/24/2018 at 20:28 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Sand paper and elbow grease and im half way done

Post# 393804 , Reply# 3   6/24/2018 at 21:35 by Rowdy141 (United Kingdom)        

Sandpaper will remove the paint OK. As would a Thermal-Lance!
The sandpaper will scratch the chrome.

Post# 393813 , Reply# 4   6/24/2018 at 22:08 by relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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Oh my!

I wish I could reach through the screen to help here ... or at least to smack the hand holding that sandpaper ;)

Best of luck with your project ~

Post# 393824 , Reply# 5   6/25/2018 at 03:09 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Don't be afraid of harsh chemicals. Just know your medium. If it's chrome plated metal, acetone (nail polish remover) on a paper towel will sort that out real quick. Avoid plastics with it though! Also I find most ordinary brake cleaners to be a nice middle ground between acetone and alcohol. (Alcohol usually has no effect on paint).

Post# 393826 , Reply# 6   6/25/2018 at 04:01 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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brake cleaner!!! why didnt i think of that im on my way to get a can

Post# 393924 , Reply# 7   6/27/2018 at 01:59 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Probably because I'm a mechanic. We do everything with brake cleaner :D Careful though, some of them do have high acetone content, you can tell by the smell. Those are not the happy medium that brake cleaner should be.

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