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Which variety of Nitromors?

DHM

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Which variety of Nitromors do those experienced in saxophone lacquer removal recommend?

There seems to be:

—All Purpose Paint & Varnish Remover in a green container
—Non-Methylene Chloride All Purpose Paint & Varnish Remover also in a green container
—Craftsman varnish and lacquer remover in a yellow container
—Craftsman Non-Methylene Chloride Varnish & Lacquer Remover also in a yellow container

and this bear of very little brain is a might perplexed by the choice.
 
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The 1st green tin on your list, warning though if its a yamaha expoxy lacquer it wont touch, most other horns it flys off.I, ve done about 7 horns with it.
 

DHM

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Thank you very much.

It's not a Yamaha; from what I've heard of Yamaha's lacquer the question would need to be "Which variety of thermonuclear device?".
 

gladsaxisme

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They're all pretty much of a muchnees take your pick some tend to be more liquid than others which can be more of a thicker gel and probably better for clinging to the sax ....John
 

MarkSax

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Hello. Was just wondering if Nitromors would be a suitable agent to use to de lacquer a saxophone which apparently has been de lacquered and ' varnished ' recently? I say varnished because it looks like varnish on bare brass. Thank you.
 

Tiberius

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I don't think you'll have much luck with any variety of Nitromors - or any other 'DIY' brand...they've all been got at by the health 'n safety regulations, and all the goodness has been taken out of them
A bit like modern weedkillers that don't actually kill nething.
 

Pete Thomas

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It's a double edged sword. While I yearn for the days when paint stripper actually worked, I do appreciate that it was probably pretty bad when all the old nitromors was flushed down your sink. No doubt it was great for the U-bend, but not the planet.

using the strange stuff efficiently is a good compromise, I think isn't it @Stephen Howard who mentioned slapping it on, wrapping in a bin bag and let it do it's magic. That way you use the least amount of toxic nastiness to get the best stripping.

I once stripped a Fender bass, that was a compete nightmare as the lacquer is probably thicker than a horn, but the bin bag approach did help. Mind you with a guitar you're probably better of with a sander anyway which I did use for the finish.
 
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