07:41AM | 10/22/01
Member Since: 02/21/01
9 lifetime posts
I need to remove paint from interior door hinges, but don't want to destroy the original finish. They are steel hinges, dark 'oil-rubbed bronze finish' from 1924. Thru the years, careless painters have slopped them up. Any suggestions? Thanks!


08:38AM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 09/04/03
2 lifetime posts
In case you still need to know, get a "hot gun" it looks like a hair blower, except it is hotter and it will melt the paint right off of them. hope it helps.


04:23PM | 09/11/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Remove them from the door and put them in a little lacqueror thinner,not paint thinner or mineral spirits for those don't get aggresive enough to break down old paint,besides that some of the paint may be oil based.Which is harder then latex so you will need something good enough to do this.
15 minutes should work,if not set another 15 and keep an eye on it,lacq thinner typicaly will not hurt metals but keeping an eye on this won't hurt.
Good luck let me know how it goes.
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