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Brad Trent

03:57AM | 03/23/00
Member Since: 03/22/00
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I have an old metal desk that I want to strip down to the original metal finish. Well, actually it looks like the "original" finish was probably Battleship Grey, followed by British Racing Green and the color is now a Glossy Burgundy. What I want is to have it taken down to the bare metal and then I will clear coat the metal for a shimmery silver-grey look. I have seen my exact desk stripped down like this selling for $2200.00 in New York!

What would be the best way to remove the years of paint (chemical stripper?) and then, once the paint is off, what's the best way to get that brushed metal look...a wire wheel on a power drill?

Thanks for all the responses I'm sure to receive!

BeeT's

COPO

03:18PM | 04/02/00
Member Since: 02/18/99
28 lifetime posts
Use the spray can paint remover in the Auto section of the store. Then remember to neutralize it with water and vinegar I believe or baking soda. I believe you can buy paint that looks brushed.

Mark

aplemi

05:53AM | 05/17/00
Member Since: 05/16/00
7 lifetime posts
There is a chemical remover called Heavy Bodied Paint Remover specifically for metal. You may give this product a try. I found it at www.kleanstrip.com. Haven't used it yet, but it may be worth looking into.
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