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Removing paint from plastic jerry cans

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I have some plastic water jerry cans, the British ones.

 

They are scruffy and over painted with a few layers of paint of a horrid civvy colour.

 

Whats a good way to take the paint off?

 

Thanks

 

Robin

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Depends on the type of paint and how well it's been applied.

If it's just been slapped on then a pressure washer might well do it.

It that doesn't work, you'll need to resort to chemicals!

For older organic based paints a caustic soda solution bath would work and not damage the plastic.

For 2K or acrylic based paints a decent paint stripper (Synstrip or similar) would be best. Again, that shouldn't touch the plastic, but best to try it on an inconspicuous area first!

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Hi Robin,

 

Soda Blasting is what we use to remove paint from rubber and Plastic. A local firm, Preptech, is who we use, and they are very good. As an example, when we shot the Saracen, we left the Final Drive boots on, and they cleaned up with all the paint removed and no damage.

 

Bring them up next time you are here, and we can send them over, or call Lloyd at preptech directly if you want?

 

cheers

 

Nick

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Robin. Once 'cleaned' are they to be repainted (MoD) or are they 'green' enough?

 

If so, is there a suitable plastic primer?

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Robin. Once 'cleaned' are they to be repainted (MoD) or are they 'green' enough?

 

If so, is there a suitable plastic primer?

 

Good Question,

 

Robin, when you are up here, we can go and see our body and paint men about primers and paint for these if needed, they are pro's at plastic painting.

 

cheers

 

Nick

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just testing ...it seems to work ok

 

Nitromors Paint & Varnish Remover

note! the cap of the canister would appear to be the same kind of black plastic

 

ttfn

pekka

 

....Robin ! it works on ferrets too:trustme::DDSCN0097.jpg

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just testing ...it seems to work ok

 

Nitromors Paint & Varnish Remover

note! the cap of the canister would appear to be the same kind of black plastic

 

ttfn

pekka

 

....Robin ! it works on ferrets too:trustme::D[ATTACH=CONFIG]101919[/ATTACH]

 

...yes....but the paint is the only stuff holding it in one piece !!!:nut:

 

Nick

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The water jerry cans are a black plastic and I wish to leave them au naturel (thats for you Nic) and so no I wont be pinting them.

 

I have a mate with a hot water pressure washer that is free so he will be my first port of call

 

Thanks for the ideas

 

Will keep you posted

 

Robin

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Nitromors paint remover test .....12 h ...no apparent damage to the water canister

 

I assume that the same kind of paint stripper is on sale all over the world

if it has a black plastic safety cap

so it should not cause damage to the same kind of black plastic

but be aware ...no good for acryllic plastic

 

my suggestion

use Nitromors paint remover -> then neutralize water can with (hot) water -> and then hot water pressure washer ...?

safety :

watch out for splashing

 

pekka

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