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De-lacquering new hardware




We are a window restoration company that specializes in historic solutions for many window problems. Recently we had a project requiring de-lacquered brass hardware for some reproduction window locks and lifts. What product or team of products could we use? The major concern is discoloration and if soaked will this damage the "inner workings" of our locks? The main reason in doing this is that we own our own hardware store. We stock many types of brass hardware and over time our clients would like the brass to tarnish and keep that "old look" for an aesthetic appearance by restoration standards. Thanks for listening.

Craig Ouellette
Restorer - Waltham, MA U.S.A.
April 4, 2008



Hi, Craig. If it really is brass lacquer, you should be able to easily remove it with acetone [on eBay or Amazon affil links] or lacquer thinner [on eBay or Amazon affil links] . If it's something else, or unknown origin, you can try a strong paint stripper like Zipstrip, but trial and error may be your actual recourse. Good luck.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
April 6, 2008


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