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  1. Escher's Avatar
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    Jan 30, 2011, 4:28 PM - Paint stripper #1

    Is there a safe paint stripper that I can use to clean off built up old paint on my helmet?
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    Jan 30, 2011, 4:35 PM - Re: Paint stripper #2

    acetone works great.
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    Jan 30, 2011, 4:39 PM - Re: Paint stripper #3

    its not going to eat my helmet either will it?
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    Jan 30, 2011, 4:50 PM - Re: Paint stripper #4

    What type of lid
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    Jan 30, 2011, 4:56 PM - Re: Paint stripper #5

    i have a bobamaker, fiberglass
    except the piece that i need to strip the paint of are the ear pieces..which i think are resin?
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    Jan 30, 2011, 5:04 PM - Re: Paint stripper #6

    Should be fine I just used it on a DP and I use it on my FP lids to make sure all the release agent is removed.
  7. Jan 30, 2011, 5:05 PM - Re: Paint stripper #7

    My BM has the ears molded into the helmet, so they are fiberglass. I dont think ive seen a BM that had separate ear pieces.
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    Jan 30, 2011, 5:13 PM - Re: Paint stripper #8

    yeah i was just looking at his website and was reading off the list of parts where it says helmet: fiberglass...ear pieces: resin but in any case...i'll try the acetone
    thanks guys!
  9. Jan 30, 2011, 10:09 PM - Re: Paint stripper #9

    Ah...if its the top rangefinder ear cap, then yes, it IS resin. Its a pretty hard resin though so i think you'll be ok with the acetone. Just keep note if anything funky starts happening.
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    Jan 30, 2011, 10:27 PM - Re: Paint stripper #10

    I'd just use sandpaper.

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