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Re: Chem-Dip is crap
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2016, 06:05:21 PM »
Chemdip will also discolor (take the yellow out) if left in the bath too long....  Let us know your process and results using lacquer thinner; I'd imagine the lacquer thinnner 'bath' would need to be sealed up, other the thinner will evaporate out quickly...
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Re: Chem-Dip is crap
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2016, 08:26:37 AM »
* Meteorologist - The only job where you can be 100 percent wrong, 100 percent of the time and still collect your paycheck.

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There is a difference between a Meteorologist and a Climatologist.  8)

It has to do with the prediction period. Meteorologists generally forecast out to 10 days or less. Climatologists cover the longer range.  ;)

Fortunately I can still get good carb cleaner here locally.
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Re: Chem-Dip is crap
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2016, 11:01:34 AM »
What kind of carb cleaner, or other chemical will strip paint off of a carb hopefully without affecting the coloring of the base carb metal?  I've got an old marine 720 CFM mechanical secondary Holley carb that was painted red (probably originally a Volvo Penta carb) that I need to strip the paint off of and rebuild.
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Re: Chem-Dip is crap
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2016, 01:07:50 PM »
I'd try lacquer thinner before I used a paint stripper...??
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Re: Chem-Dip is crap
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2016, 01:28:17 PM »
I agree with Gary.
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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2016, 01:46:32 PM »
I haven't used anything yet, but do have a bucket of Berrymans carb cleaner.  Dunk it in a pan and let it sit for a whiile, or rub it on with a rag and go to town with a brush of some kind?  I believe the paint is an enamel based product, don't think its any kind of Urethane or epoxy type paint.

Some people say the spray on Felpro gasket remover will lift the paint off as well.  Don't want to go the Eazy Off or chemical paint strippers as those will for sure affect the coatings of the carb.  I just need to get moving on some of my non car projects and cleaning this carb up is one of them.  Then I can rebuild it and put back on the BBC in my Barefoot Nautique and I can check off one more thing done on my list.
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Re: Chem-Dip is crap
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2016, 02:39:11 PM »
Mark, if brake fluid doesn't do it, then nothing will!! I swear that every time I check my brake fluid I spill a drop or two on the fender, and sure enough, up comes the paint! Luckily, the paint is old and crappy anyway, but give that a shot and see what happens.

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