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Lacquer Thinner For Stripping A Fish

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Gusm, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Gusm

    Gusm New Member

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    how long should you let the fish ( walleye) sit after stripping paint with lacquer thinner? Or how do you ensure there is no residual thinner on the fish?
    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Fallenscale

    Fallenscale Active Member

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    You should be good to go once dry. Lacquer thinner leave no residue
     
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  3. Gusm

    Gusm New Member

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  5. Sotired

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    If you have any doubts, just let it sit a day or two in a warm area. Even if you soaked it with thinner, anything left will evaporate by then.

    ~S
     
  6. Gusm

    Gusm New Member

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    Thank you for the help!
     
  7. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    I seldom use thinner to strip a fish. I use Acetone as it works faster and evaporates quicker. ( Use out of doors). I put half a gallon in the bottom of a bucket and suspend the fish in the bucket and using a wide bristle brush I wash the fish with the acetone until it's free of paint. Acetone can be reused so I have a can just to save the dirty acetone to use again after any solids settle in the bottom. Works for me.
     
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