Citristrip stripping gel

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Review by dbol posted 05-22-2012 02:10 AM 5843 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Using this on my jointer rebuild.
It works really good on metal but not sure on how it works on wood.
You need to take your time let the product do the work and be patient. I scrubbed it after letting it sit. If you dont get it all of you may need to put a little more on and let that sit. A little paint thinner will help clean it up also.
Good luck if you need to strip something.

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#1 posted 05-22-2012 08:07 AM

Interesting, how long did you have to leave it sit?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 10:52 AM

In the pics It sat for about 30-60 mins. The porckchop guard had at least five coats of paint.
You can let it sit for a while if you cover it with a plastic bag and try to keep the gel moist. If it is moist it is still working.

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#3 posted 03-11-2014 01:49 AM

I tried this product once, a number of years ago and wasn’t impressed with it. It only partially dissolved the thick coat of enamel paint on the dresser that I was refinishing and hardly softened the nitrocellulose lacquer underneath the paint. I tried covering the surface with plastic and letting the stripper sit for a very long time, but no luck. I ended up completing the job with the usual methylene chloride stripper. Also, the citristrip was twice as expensive as its MC counterpart.

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