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clare at snyder.on.ca September 3rd 07 05:19 AM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 21:23:20 -0400, Gerald Miller
wrote:

Best paint stripper I ever found was trichlorethylene. Drop the
painted item into a pan of tri' , wait a half hour and lift the item
out sans paint.
Gerry :-)}
London, Canada

Take a pretty big pan of tri* to dip a utility box!!!!!!

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Gunner Asch[_2_] September 3rd 07 06:46 AM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 00:19:01 -0400, clare at snyder.on.ca wrote:

On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 21:23:20 -0400, Gerald Miller
wrote:

Best paint stripper I ever found was trichlorethylene. Drop the
painted item into a pan of tri' , wait a half hour and lift the item
out sans paint.
Gerry :-)}
London, Canada

Take a pretty big pan of tri* to dip a utility box!!!!!!



Ayup..about 6' x 8' x 5' deep

guner


Bruce L. Bergman September 3rd 07 09:05 AM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 21:16:10 -0700, Gunner Asch
wrote:
On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 00:44:39 -0700, Bruce L. Bergman
wrote:


But AFAIK you can't neutralize brake fluid, and it's still going to
give the folks at the regional sewer plant a headache when that slug
of contaminated sewage comes through. And if you hose the effluent
into a storm drain you're going to cause a world of hurt to the
critters that live in that creek.


Bruce..sewer? Creek? This is Taft, one of the armpits of the world.

We have creeks...called "oil ditches"


Thank you, Mr. Haney. ;-)

Just because you're still stuck in the 18th century where "Petticoat
Junction" and "Green Acres" are considered non-fiction ;-P doesn't
mean that the chemicals are suddenly rendered harmless - you still
have to think about the repercussions of seemingly innocent actions.

If the brake fluid or stripper wastes go into a septic tank system
and leach field, it ends up in the ground water eventually - and that
ground water works it's way to a well and turns into drinking water in
a year or three of percolation...

That is, if the chemicals don't have to get pumped out with the rest
of the s*** when your septic tank bacteria die from the chemicals. (Or
they go on strike for better working conditions, same difference.)

Then the local Honey Dipper has to come by with the vacuum truck and
pump out the septic tank, and those chemicals will /still/ end up
dumped into a regional sewer plant for processing.

If the storm runoff water goes into an "oil ditch" instead of a
lined storm drain system, it either makes it to a river and out to the
sea, or it will stop and soak into the ground along the way - and
again it's in the ground water. And all the wildlife that lives along
that ditch won't appreciate what you did to their drinking water.

-- Bruce --


Gunner Asch[_2_] September 3rd 07 10:11 AM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 01:05:57 -0700, Bruce L. Bergman
wrote:

On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 21:16:10 -0700, Gunner Asch
wrote:
On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 00:44:39 -0700, Bruce L. Bergman
wrote:


But AFAIK you can't neutralize brake fluid, and it's still going to
give the folks at the regional sewer plant a headache when that slug
of contaminated sewage comes through. And if you hose the effluent
into a storm drain you're going to cause a world of hurt to the
critters that live in that creek.


Bruce..sewer? Creek? This is Taft, one of the armpits of the world.

We have creeks...called "oil ditches"


Thank you, Mr. Haney. ;-)

Just because you're still stuck in the 18th century where "Petticoat
Junction" and "Green Acres" are considered non-fiction ;-P doesn't
mean that the chemicals are suddenly rendered harmless - you still
have to think about the repercussions of seemingly innocent actions.

If the brake fluid or stripper wastes go into a septic tank system
and leach field, it ends up in the ground water eventually - and that
ground water works it's way to a well and turns into drinking water in
a year or three of percolation...

That is, if the chemicals don't have to get pumped out with the rest
of the s*** when your septic tank bacteria die from the chemicals. (Or
they go on strike for better working conditions, same difference.)

Then the local Honey Dipper has to come by with the vacuum truck and
pump out the septic tank, and those chemicals will /still/ end up
dumped into a regional sewer plant for processing.

If the storm runoff water goes into an "oil ditch" instead of a
lined storm drain system, it either makes it to a river and out to the
sea, or it will stop and soak into the ground along the way - and
again it's in the ground water. And all the wildlife that lives along
that ditch won't appreciate what you did to their drinking water.

-- Bruce --



Bruce...they call it an "oil ditch" because oil runs in it. In this
case...about 10 miles long and then winds up in an "oil sump"...about
the size of Delaware ...G. Along with every other liquid that is
used in oil production, fuels, solvents and so forth. And likely Jimmy
Hoffa....


I painted the body this evening, after the sun went down with Jaso
paint stripper. Whatever it was...started coming off like fingerpaint
in the shower. Ill check it in the morning..fire up the pressure
washer and clean all the gunk off, and see what it looks like.

Gunner


Larry Jaques September 3rd 07 01:43 PM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 21:23:20 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm,
Gerald Miller quickly quoth:

Best paint stripper I ever found was trichlorethylene. Drop the
painted item into a pan of tri' , wait a half hour and lift the item
out sans paint.


I use (and can reuse quite a few times) lacquer thinner for removing
paint from hinges and knobs in house repainting times. It works just
as well and nearly as quickly.

--
"Not always right, but never uncertain." --Heinlein
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Larry Jaques September 3rd 07 01:47 PM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 02:11:48 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm,
Gunner Asch quickly quoth:

I painted the body this evening, after the sun went down with Jaso
paint stripper. Whatever it was...started coming off like fingerpaint
in the shower. Ill check it in the morning..fire up the pressure
washer and clean all the gunk off, and see what it looks like.


I hope you put newspapers under it and scrape the old paint and
stripper off onto that for a dump run rather than blasting it
everywhere, Gunner. 6" wide mud paddles (putty knives) do well.

--
"Not always right, but never uncertain." --Heinlein
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Mark Rand September 3rd 07 10:01 PM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 02:11:48 -0700, Gunner Asch
wrote:




Bruce...they call it an "oil ditch" because oil runs in it. In this
case...about 10 miles long and then winds up in an "oil sump"...about
the size of Delaware ...G. Along with every other liquid that is
used in oil production, fuels, solvents and so forth. And likely Jimmy
Hoffa....


I painted the body this evening, after the sun went down with Jaso
paint stripper. Whatever it was...started coming off like fingerpaint
in the shower. Ill check it in the morning..fire up the pressure
washer and clean all the gunk off, and see what it looks like.

Gunner



Do so before the sun's too high in the sky. If the methylene chloride all
evaporates, the paint will re-set to some extent, but it will be even less
pretty than before. DAMHIKT :-(


Mark Rand
RTFM

Gunner Asch[_2_] September 3rd 07 10:33 PM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 22:01:32 +0100, Mark Rand
wrote:

On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 02:11:48 -0700, Gunner Asch
wrote:




Bruce...they call it an "oil ditch" because oil runs in it. In this
case...about 10 miles long and then winds up in an "oil sump"...about
the size of Delaware ...G. Along with every other liquid that is
used in oil production, fuels, solvents and so forth. And likely Jimmy
Hoffa....


I painted the body this evening, after the sun went down with Jaso
paint stripper. Whatever it was...started coming off like fingerpaint
in the shower. Ill check it in the morning..fire up the pressure
washer and clean all the gunk off, and see what it looks like.

Gunner



Do so before the sun's too high in the sky. If the methylene chloride all
evaporates, the paint will re-set to some extent, but it will be even less
pretty than before. DAMHIKT :-(


Mark Rand
RTFM



Oh..it was NASTY..but came off pretty well with a simple putty knife.
Ill work on it some more after it cools again this evening.

I had "4 days off" of which I wasnt home for the first one, had to
repair two friends vehicle on the second...today is busy.(and ****ing
HOT) and tommorow..will have to get my CCW renewed and try to finish
up what I didnt get done today.

Next 12 or so days..back to the grind on Phase 2 of the Project...sigh

Gunner


DoN. Nichols September 3rd 07 11:24 PM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
According to clarence at snyder dot on dot ca:
On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 21:23:20 -0400, Gerald Miller
wrote:

Best paint stripper I ever found was trichlorethylene. Drop the
painted item into a pan of tri' , wait a half hour and lift the item
out sans paint.


I don't know about that.

I was watching a friend fill an ampoule with pyradine over a
windowsill, and a single drop of the pyradine spilled. By the time that
my eyes had tracked down to the sill, it was already bare wood in the
center of a drop-sized circle.

But the stuff *stinks*.

An I haven't checked the MSDS on it, but I'll bet that it is
considered pretty bad. :-)

Enjoy,
DoN.

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Larry Jaques September 4th 07 01:38 AM

Best way to strip flaking paint on a trailer body and sheetmetal
 
On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 14:33:35 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm,
Gunner Asch quickly quoth:

Oh..it was NASTY..but came off pretty well with a simple putty knife.
Ill work on it some more after it cools again this evening.

I had "4 days off" of which I wasnt home for the first one, had to
repair two friends vehicle on the second...today is busy.(and ****ing
HOT) and tommorow..will have to get my CCW renewed and try to finish
up what I didnt get done today.


Did you have a chance to look for L6-20p/r, perchance?


Next 12 or so days..back to the grind on Phase 2 of the Project...sigh


Cool. My big client is back from vacation (1 of 2) so I'll start on
Phase 2 of their projects on Wednesday. And another client project
has tripled itself in the past weeks. I'll have enough to pay for a
new Tundra one of these days.

I had a blast (double entendre intentional) today at the machine gun
shoot. I tried on an M-16 for the first time and again played with an
AK-47. There is no more LF tire on the donated wrecking yard van now.
g The binaries going boom were lots of fun, too. I like fireworks
you can feel in the pits of your molars.

--
"Not always right, but never uncertain." --Heinlein
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