View Full Version : How to remove laquer from lettering?

June 4, 2002, 08:43 AM
I just bought a used Redhawk with blued finish. The previous owner used a gold laquer stick to highlight the lettering. It looks pretty good, but I just put some stag grips on and believe it would look better now without the gold. I tried to remove it with some paint thinner last night with MINIMAL success. Any suggestions? Thanks.

June 4, 2002, 09:34 AM
Nail polish remover (or just acetone) and a q-tip might work. You'll want to oil it up after the acetone as it'll be dry.

June 4, 2002, 11:35 AM
It occured to me after posting this, that I have some laquer thinner at home also....DOH! I'll try that tonight also.

June 4, 2002, 01:11 PM
Mobil one, kroil, 100% Alcohol solvent, etc. You need a nylon toothbrush and a circular motion.

June 4, 2002, 05:58 PM
I use lacquor thinner and a toothbrush. This removes real Lacquor-Stik very quickly.

June 4, 2002, 09:00 PM
"lacquor thinner and a toothbrush" ... and that's what I did. Took it all off in about 2 minutes. Thanks for the ideas guys.

Alex Johnson
June 5, 2002, 09:26 AM
Are you sure it's lacquor? There's a product out there that would allow you to place real gold in the lettering you talk about, it may very well be this stuff in which case I don't know what you would use to remove it.

Alex Johnson
June 5, 2002, 09:27 AM
Sorry, should have read the post above me first, glad you got it out.