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You want to use a stripper that does NOT contain methylene chloride (which is a PAINT stripper). Also you want to avoid anything that says to use water for washing or thinning.

Lacquer strippers work very fast and do not require sitting in it for more than about 5 minutes. They are basically lacquer thinner with a few extra added ingredients. You then rinse them off with lacquer thinner.
Ok. So look for laquer stripper and clean with laquer thinner?
 

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I almost bought that 12 x 17 :) :) pretty sure I had that in my saved list on eBay I could be wrong... I love that size always wanted a bass drum in that size or 13 X 17.....
 

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Anybody have experience with Odery hardware? Thinking seriously about going all Odery lugs. Awaiting a quote now.
They look like they're really nice. Made of brass and the chrome looks nice.
 

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Love the idea and will also be looking for the update on this project as well. Speaking for myself, once lacquer is really well cured I have always struggled with removing it using just lacquer thinner. You may need to use a stronger solvent but that is fine since your going to wash the shell afterwards anyway. Just a reminder to protect the badge!
Hey! Anybody know what kind of solvent might take this old laquer off of this brass shell?

Also, after I use citrus strip, do I need to neutralize it before sanding and finishing?

Thanks!
 

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I strip using citrus strip. I scrape off using a metal or plastic scraper - carefully to not scratch the shell. Then I wipe it all with an old towel and let it dry for a few hours+, then sand. No need to neutralize.
 

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I strip using citrus strip. I scrape off using a metal or plastic scraper - carefully to not scratch the shell. Then I wipe it all with an old towel and let it dry for a few hours+, then sand. No need to neutralize.
That's how I've always done it. But I've always just oiled the shells with Danish oil after sanding. Thinking about doing a laquer finish or something this time and wanted to know if that requires special clean up.
 

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Nothing needed. When I refinished that Jazzette kit, I sanded the shells after citristrip, then applied stain then applied satin finish. I think they turned out great....
 

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Nothing needed. When I refinished that Jazzette kit, I sanded the shells after citristrip, then applied stain then applied satin finish. I think they turned out great....
Will you post a picture? I am forgetting what the looked like. I remember the thread....
 

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