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How to remove primer from stainless pieces

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  • Body: How to remove primer from stainless pieces

    So, my Lark's hood ornament, V8 trunk ornament, and Lark Cruiser badges have primer on them. I'm able to scratch off some of it, but wanted to know what sort of cleaner I could use that won't damage any of these pieces. Any advice is most appreciated.
    Joshua - "AutoRestoNewb"
    1962 Lark Cruiser
    YouTube Channel

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    Acetone ...................It should wipe right off and won't affect the chrome or stainless at all.
    Last edited by bensherb; 04-17-2019, 02:52 AM.
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    • #3
      If the Cruiser is a'62 the Front Fender "Cruiser" Nameplate is flash GOLD plated, so that is your most fragile one, definately do not let it soak in any solvent long, or use abrasives on it.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Thanks for the advice, guys!
        Joshua - "AutoRestoNewb"
        1962 Lark Cruiser
        YouTube Channel

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        • #5
          Usually, very fine steel wool (0000) makes wonders on chromium plated parts.
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          • #6
            On stainless steel I usually use lacquer thinner. It will take off paint and the stainless is impervious to it.
            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            Searcy, Arkansas
            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
            1952 2R pickup

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            • #7
              What HE said ^^^^^^^^

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              • #8
                Steel wool works great, but if it was one one those 'sand, prime and shoot' paint jobs, it takes a long time. Use a razor blade tipped at an angle and it scrapes it off the EDGE of the moulding.. Once it loses that 'grip' it comes off much , much faster and lessens the chance of picking up crud that may scratch the moulding.

                Chances are, if they were lazy enough to tape the moulding and still paint it, it has sand scratches too. That is why removing the paint can be quick and easy- or a major pain. .

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                • #9
                  Ditto. And brake fluid does a good job too

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for all the advice folks. Definitely going to consider my approach. Any issues with using Simple Green?
                    Joshua - "AutoRestoNewb"
                    1962 Lark Cruiser
                    YouTube Channel

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                    • #11
                      Paint remover,scrub with steel wool,rinse with water.
                      Oglesby,Il.

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                      • #12
                        The acetone did the trick! thanks for all the advice, guys.

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                        1962 Lark Cruiser
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