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kramernator
05-15-2008, 07:10 PM
i want to remove the anno from my gun, i searched for some info in the forum, i found something about oven cleaner and lye. not sure what they are (well yeah, oven cleaner obviously cleans ovens) or where to pick them up. could i get them at menards or walmart?

lye sounds like some pretty dangeorous stuff. i tried paint thinner, im not getting to far with that...

any suggestions, oh, i would rather not send it away for someone else to do it either.

Hossy
05-15-2008, 07:13 PM
you could get some sandpaper, and elbow grease......
that is a sketchy way to do it though, but it works

kramernator
05-15-2008, 07:16 PM
yeah, but that would take a looooooooooooong time.

i have a rodeo, the contours on that gun would make sandpaper really hard to work with.

DFSniper
05-15-2008, 07:37 PM
dremel and wire brush attachment.

Prikasky
05-15-2008, 08:06 PM
Well if you do use that lye mix definetaly use gloves a face mask and well you pretty much dont want it to get anywhere on you cause its highly corrosive. also i wouldnt recomend it since most markers are made from aluminum and aluminum and lye dont mix.. check out the danger list on wikipedia.

vikingshadow
05-16-2008, 04:37 AM
Use Easy Off. I used the regular strength kind - in the yellow can. I used it to take the anno off my VA for my Spyder Pump. You have to take it slowly, though. Spray it on, wait several minutes (about 10) then wash it off, then repeat. It took about 5 times for me to get it pretty close to where I wanted it. No pitting or anything.

That being said, you WILL have to polish it a lot. It will tarnish pretty quickly.

davmitchell77
05-26-2008, 01:28 AM
i would use the lye (drano- liquid or crystals), but you must observe certain precautions.
dont use a metal bucket. youd think that would be obvious, but...
dont do it inside.
add lye to water, not the other way around. make it relatively dilute.
lye is sodium hydroxide, a very powerful oxidizer and extremely caustic. therefore, it likes to eat things, in your case the soft fleshy fingers. wear thick rubber gloves, eye protection, and other PPE as necessary.
remove all parts from the body- or the lye will.
the marker will only be in there about 30 seconds at a time.
keep a bucket of fresh water nearby for rinsing.
this will of course, strip the anno off the inside as well, leading to galling, premature wear, rapid oxidation (in aluminums case, the white scale stuff), and the loss of material (a couple of 10 thousandths). just so you know.

on the upside, when youre done stripping the parts, the remainder makes a lovely flea dip for cats or politicians.

DRAGON
05-26-2008, 11:41 AM
.........lye sounds like some pretty dangeorous stuff. i tried paint thinner, im not getting to far with that...

You're correct, I would not suggest using any dangerous chemicals. Lye is some wicked stuff. it's really not worth the possible hazards. I don't even suggest oven cleaner because if it gets inside the marker body, it can widen the already variable tolerences Spyder's have -

I have a bit of experience with anodizers and they can strip the ano for little cash if you just call around and ask. Depending on the anodizer, they may not charge you at all since they can just throw it in with another larger batch already being done. Better to send it out than deal with burnt skin, clothes and anything else the dangerous chemicals come in contact with. Using a local professional will also nil the possibilities of wrecking your subject matter here -

florios
05-26-2008, 04:14 PM
whats anno?

DFSniper
05-26-2008, 05:43 PM
the outer coat of paint on your gun.


i thought of this a few days ago at work: would oven cleaner work? i mean its basically sulfuric acid (it burns your skin too, trust me, i have the scars...) so if you soak the anno (don't submerge it) for a few seconds, wipe it down, and then use sand paper, shouldnt that do the trick?

STRIKEFIRST
05-26-2008, 07:06 PM
For the small fee I'd send it in and have it anno'd at acid rain...a spyder body is like $15...Seriously I wouldn't be messing with Lye or the like...my friend burned his lungs when we worked at a golf course kitchen and the idiot boss told us to mix floor stripper (lye) bleach and soap...it made a wicked chemical cloud...you never know what those chemicals can do with left over gun oil...sorry I'm old now and wouldn't take the chance.

vikingshadow
05-26-2008, 07:13 PM
i thought of this a few days ago at work: would oven cleaner work? i mean its basically sulfuric acid (it burns your skin too, trust me, i have the scars...) so if you soak the anno (don't submerge it) for a few seconds, wipe it down, and then use sand paper, shouldnt that do the trick?
Use Easy Off. I used the regular strength kind - in the yellow can. I used it to take the anno off my VA for my Spyder Pump. You have to take it slowly, though. Spray it on, wait several minutes (about 10) then wash it off, then repeat. It took about 5 times for me to get it pretty close to where I wanted it. No pitting or anything.

That being said, you WILL have to polish it a lot. It will tarnish pretty quickly.

;)

Really, I didn't see any of the affects you guys are talking about as far as oven cleaner hurting you when I did this. I got it on my hands a couple of times and it didn't burn whatsoever. I think it's just a matter of washing it off asap and using common sense...

DFSniper
05-26-2008, 07:24 PM
forgot about that.

we must use industrial strength stuff at work then... i got one drop on me and didnt bother washing it off, and it looks like someone burned me with a cigarette.

vikingshadow
05-26-2008, 07:30 PM
Well, to be honest, what I got was sort of overspray. I stuck the VA on a long screwdriver, sprayed it with the Easy Off, then let it sit for a few minutes. When it sprayed on me a bit, I finished spraying it, then went in and washed my hands. No issues with it on me. Maybe your's was industrial strength?

DRAGON
05-26-2008, 07:43 PM
......... and using common sense...

Exactly why I tuned in here. We often don't know exactly who we're referring info to on these types of forums - ;)