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removing spray paint off a s&w sigma9ve

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Sobel, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Sobel

    Sobel Well-Known Member

    I had this gun for a while and since Christmas is coming up I'm trying to sell it to buy my girlfriend something. I spray painted it for some unknown reason boredom perhaps and my friend would like to buy it sans spray paint. What should I do? Any way to remove it without whatever it is eating the plastic? I've scraped some off by simply using it and working the slide. Tips or ideas?
  2. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Hoppe's #9. It's a mild solvent but doesn't hurt plastic. Scrub it with a firm bristle toothbrush.
  3. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    Any good paint remover or varnish stripper will work, just be mindful of fumes and skin contact with some of them. You might also try Acetone or Denatured Alcohol.

    An effective way to remove paint from metal is to boil it in water and baking soda. Do that for about an hour and the paint will soften enough to be removed. Of course a water bath may not be our favorite gun cleaning method.
  4. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Well-Known Member

    Painter's Pal or Goof-off? I've used them on poly tools without damage so maybe... Be sure to test drive it on a small portion first like maybe a mag base.
  5. Sobel

    Sobel Well-Known Member

    Thank you ,you guys are awesome. ill do my best to find a few of these items and give em a try.
  6. hentown

    hentown Well-Known Member

    IF the guy's a real friend, give it a good going-over with a propane torch! ;)

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