What do I use to take paint off of a fish for repainting

Submitted by Rob on 02/27/2003. ( )

I just got done painting a fish and do not like the outcome and want to repaint it again. What can I use to take the old paint off. Thanks.

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This response submitted by paul bunyan on 02/27/2003. ( )

WASCO has a paint stripper in a can in their catalog. Or you can use lacquer thinner. Be careful, Good luck

Why order the can and pay for shipping?

This response submitted by Cecil Baird on 02/27/2003. ( )

You can get the same thing at the local hardware store. However if you have not applied and clear coats lacquere thinner would be better. However I would do it outside if you can. Be careful with the fins. They can take a beating when stripping.

On repaint jobs I get in I actually mask off the fins and strip the rest of the fish. Sometimes I even just white out the repaint job and paint it as a reproduction. Last fish I did that way saved me a lot of trouble.

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