If you need to paint a car and there’s a bit of rust on it, you may want to consider using a Paint Stripper. A Paint Stripper is an inexpensive, easy-to-use product for removing paint from automobiles. Paint Stripper is an all-purpose, chemical-free product intended to safely remove paint, waxes, clear finishes, and acrylic coats while safely cleaning the underneath surface.
There are four main active ingredients in Paint Stripper; Methylene Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Butyl Methacrylate, and Acetone. These ingredients work together to strip, clean and reflow the paint stripping the old surface as well as cleaning the new surface of the vehicle. These four ingredients work in tandem to provide the best paint stripper results available. The four primary chemicals have been combined into one safe yet effective product.
Methylene Chloride is the main ingredient found in Paint Stripper. It is commonly known as a “bleach” that is used to lighten or whiten surfaces. Methylene Chloride is a solvent that is safe for most surfaces but can be dangerous for those with sensitive skin. This chemical can easily strip paint from your automobile’s surface while still leaving behind a film that prevents the metal from conducting an electrical charge. Methylene Chloride can be found in many common household cleaners, such as dishwashing liquid and most toilet paper. In fact, when shopping for Paint Stripper, be sure to check for any related warning labels.
The second ingredient to Paint Stripper is Propylene Glycol. Propylene Glycol is a penetrating agent that will remove paint from any surface, including metals and woods. This chemical can also remove contaminants and odors while cleaning. You can find Propylene Glycol at your local grocery and hardware store. If you purchase a Paint Stripper that doesn’t contain this ingredient, make sure you read the label to know what it is specifically made to remove.
The third ingredient found in Paint Stripper is Diamond Calcium. This abrasive sanding agent is often used in the removal of varnish. The paint stripper, which contains Diamond Calcium, will bond with the outer surface of the varnish and lift it off. Paint stripping chemical agents such as Diamond Calcium can also be found in many of the DIY products sold in stores, including sander, polishers, and floor buffers.
The fourth ingredient found in Paint Stripper is Iron Oxide. This oxidizing agent will remove the top layers of varnish from your vehicle’s surface while leaving a bare and clean surface beneath. This method of paint stripping is often referred to as “iron oxide stripping.” This method can also leave a layer of stripped paint on your vehicle’s surface after it is stripped away.
Paint Stripper is also available in two additional forms, liquid and solid. The liquid form is used for the most basic stripping jobs because it has a shorter reaction time. It is best suited for the removal of very light color varnishes. Solid paint strippers, like the one mentioned above, are recommended for use on painted surfaces that need a more aggressive removal. Not only will they remove the majority of the varnish, but they also will strip the rest of the color from the surface through a process called “radiations.”
Some of the more advanced paint strippers contain metal oxides such as dichloromethane or sodium hydroxide. These solvents are often mixed with paint strippers to increase the strength of the bond between the metal particles that bind the paint. This increases the wear resistance of the metal. However, these substances can actually react chemically with the vehicle’s internal components, creating toxic fumes. For this reason, it is better to purchase paint strippers that contain no oxides of dichloromethane or sodium hydroxide. Solvent Replacement has the best quality paint stripper chemical available that you can purchase accordingly.