How do you get overspray off of your new used tool purchase.

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Forum topic by bh442 posted 11-04-2012 09:40 PM 904 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2012 09:40 PM

Over the past month I’ve bought a used dw788 scroll saw, a used dw735 planer, and a used Craftsman drill press. All from separate people.

Now, I know, without a doubt, that I never got the memo that these days it’s a requirement to use your power tools as a steady rest for items you’re spray painting. But I can tell you that these guys I bought the tools from definitely got the memo :)

All of them work great and I got them for a steal. They just need paint cleaned off of them. Getting the over spray off of the metal parts isn’t a problem. What I’m having an issue with is getting it off of the plastic parts.

Any recommendation?

-- Bill - Wattsburg, PA.

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 09:47 PM

Acetone. As always, try it on an inconspicuous area first.

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 09:52 PM

Or lacquer thinner or “Goof off”.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 09:54 PM

I use an old credit card or shopping rewards card to flext the plastic then use them as a scraper.

Less damage to labels, fewer scratches on the housings.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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David Kirtley

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 11:18 PM

I would second the scaping. Most paint doesn’t really adhere well to plastic anyway and usually pops off.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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