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Removing Paint From Tube

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Posted by Glen Warchol/">Glen Warchol on August 25, 1998 12:12:27 UTC

I bought a used Ranger. Optics are great, but over the years, a previous owner(s) have made "modifcations."

They're pretty horrific, but mostly cosmetic.

Someone painted over the green powder finish and made a lumpy mess of it. It looks like a coat of black over a coat of red. The red might be an epoxy based paint. You can scatch the black off with your fingernail but the red's tougher.

How can I remove the paint job, without damaging the original powder coat (or the optics)? Also, what is the best way to remove a thumb sized blob of epoxy cement? (Don't ask.)

Any help appreciated, Glen Warchol

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