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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

    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 Well-Known Member

    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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    Gusm New Member

  5. Sotired

    Sotired Active Member

    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.

  6. Gusm

    Gusm New Member

    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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