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Old May 3rd, 2010, 06:47 AM
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Default Re: Removing paint off a base?

Any abrasive, ie, sandpaper, emory paper, scotchbright pads, etc., will scratch the glass. Acetone (the active ingredient in most nail polish removers), mineral spirits, paint removers from a hardware store are probably the best way to go about it. There used to be a product called "Zip Strip" which was a thick liquid that you spread on a surface and let it sit for a short time (I believe it took about 1/2 an hour) and it would literally bubble the paint from a surface. Be sure to thoroughly wash the vase when you are done to remove any residue of the remover that you choose to use as it is definately not healthy to be inhaling it or it's fumes. Smoke happy.

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