Paint stripper

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    Paint stripper

    Is there a safe paint stripper that I can use to clean off built up old paint on my helmet?

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    Re: Paint stripper

    acetone works great.

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    Re: Paint stripper

    its not going to eat my helmet either will it?

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    Re: Paint stripper

    What type of lid

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    Re: Paint stripper

    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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    Re: Paint stripper

    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.

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    Re: Paint stripper

    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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    Re: Paint stripper

    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!

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    Re: Paint stripper

    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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    Re: Paint stripper

    I'd just use sandpaper.

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