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Stripping old paint from door hardware

Posted by Bruce M on July 11th, 1998 12:08 AM
In reply to Restoring Old Door Knobs by gregg on July 10th, 1998 10:03 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Gregg
It depends on what the handles and key plates are made of. If brass, a heat gun and a brass scrub brush (looks like a big tooth brush) should be able to get off all the old paint. Then you can polish using a course rubbing compound then a fine rubbing compound with a cotton cloth.

If cast iron, this will be a bit harder, as iron often has small pits that paint just loves to hide in. The heat gun and brush may work ok, but you'll probably have to use a chemical paint stripper also.


Bruce M

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