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Forum topic by Marn64 posted 05-16-2016 11:10 PM 442 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Marn64

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05-16-2016 11:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

I have a little no 4 type 16 with more than 95% japanning left.Unfortunately, it has big globs of white paint inside the mouth of the plane. Is there a way to strip this without stripping the japanning? I have heard that japanning is very tough, and that if you want to strip it it takes a couple go’s at it, I was hoping that I could use this fact to my advantage.

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Don W

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#1 posted 05-18-2016 01:50 AM

I hope someone has a magic bullet for you. If not try to.spot on some stripper. I’ve had really mixed results.

Japanning is tough, but so is some of the paint’s.

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rwe2156

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#2 posted 05-18-2016 12:03 PM

I would chip at it with an old chisel see how much it is adhered to japan paint. It may pop right off if its latex.

Worst that can happen is you gouge a little japanning off.

You can always rejapan. Use engine block paint.

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Tim

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#3 posted 05-18-2016 03:35 PM

I’d try RWE’s method too. Hold your chisel flat so it doesn’t dig in. Or you can try a narrow scraper, like the sharpened end of a screwdriver or similar. Good control that way too so you don’t dig in.

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