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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 03-13-2015 10:35 PM 737 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LucasWoods

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03-13-2015 10:35 PM

How do you all remove the laquer from stanley chisels and I got a engineers try square from LV that seems to have the same stuff on it… It is kinda gunky on the try square idk if it is the same or not.

-- Colorado Springs, CO


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#1 posted 03-13-2015 10:53 PM

Lacquer thinner

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#2 posted 03-13-2015 11:27 PM

Yep

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#3 posted 03-14-2015 12:24 AM

And I think the goop on my engineers square is different… But I am not sure. It is kind of sticky and felt like?

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#4 posted 03-14-2015 01:29 AM

Acetone, an all purpose cleaner for the shop.

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#5 posted 03-14-2015 01:30 AM

I will have to pick some up acetone and laquer thinner.

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#6 posted 03-14-2015 01:41 AM

A metal plane may have been coated with Cosmoline, not lacquer. Mineral spirits will remove it. You will end up using lacquer thinner and acetone, eventually, so no loss there.

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#7 posted 03-14-2015 02:13 AM

Methyl alcohol is also a good solvent for some finishes. It dissolves most tape residue and sticker glue that companies seem compelled to cover their products with. I like it over acetone for the lack of fumes. Though I do keep acetone around for cleaning epoxy. Laquer thinner is useful too. The stuff on Narex chisels needs proper laquer thinner to remove.

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