Removing pipe paint

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by bishgeo, May 7, 2014.

  1. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Other than sand blasting any body recommend a good brand of grinder disc that will take that soft black paint of factory pipe I bought. Tried a hard spong type disc lasted about five mins. Haven't tried 40 grit on my air board yet. 😂
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One oft favorite ways to remove paint, rust etc from metal is to use electrolysis. Course you have to have a tub big enough for the part.
  3. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    Are you talking about the pipe that is shown on page 3 of your build thread? If so, it looks like mill scale and it's hard to remove but a flap disk on a 4 1/2" grinder works good enough to paint. Nothing is as good as sandblasting....

  4. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Mill scale on flat steel cheap paint on 20" pipe from mfg just plain enamel no hardner.
  5. txsean

    txsean Smoke Blower

    I used a knotted wire wheel with success to remove some of the paint on mine. But I picked up a couple Norton stripper wheels (the blue ones) from amazon and worked like a champ. I guess you used to be able to find them at home depot but I sure couldn't. Check them out on amazon... its an option
  6. rikun

    rikun Fire Starter


    I'm getting my tank sandblasted, but I have to cook before that. Do you I could cook with the old paint on, or would it start giving aromas to my BBQ? I don't think the outside of cooking chamber would get that hot at all...
  7. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    wire wheel to take sticky stuff off lacquer thinner and sponge type stripper disc.
  8. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic


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