What is the best paint remover for B&J 5x7?
I just purchased a 5x7 B&J tailboard camera.
I'd like to refinish it. Right now it has the battleship gray paint on it. I'm going to guess the best way to take the paint off is using paint remover.
Can someone recommend a brand?
Also for finishing I'd like to keep the natural tone of the wood. Is a satin urethane the way to go? Or an oil finish?
Not best but it does the job
A fellow in another thread recommends 3M SafestStrip. As on the ball as his post was about everything else, next time I strip a camera, It will be with that.
I did a 4X5 Burke and James last night. It also had the gray vomit that B&J, Ansco and Agfa put on their Maple cameras to make them look like metal. I was able to strip it easily in this awful stuff called Jasco Premium Paint and Epoxy Remover. This stuff will eat anything, including vinyl and latex gloves. I have a very high tolerance to chemical burn, but it burned me when a small dollop flipped off onto my arm and I felt it before I saw it. So wear very good rubber gloves if you use it and do it outdooors, it reaks to high heaven.