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    I have a late model (type 5/1960’s) Millers Falls #5 plane. Originally, I decided to paint over the original japanning after cleanup/rust removal. Because I was painting over old paint, the new paint job isn’t very smooth. I’d like to try again, but this time removing all the old and new paint.

    I’ve bought some stripper (, some fine brass brushes, and am planning to attack this tonight. Other than the warnings and prep that are already on the stripper can, is there anything else I need to consider or be prepared for?

    P.S. This plane is my test subject. I have a few type 11 and older Stanley’s that can use a refurbish, but I want to make sure I have the process down before I touch them. For kicks, I’ve attached a couple of before/after pics. Once I’ve repainted I will also post outcome of using this product.

    Eric Lundholm

    in painting preparation is everything. strip it, make sure all stripper is washed off, de-grease it. sand the metal so the paint will stick, de-grease again, mask it, use a good quality primer, then paint, if you want a realy nice job watch some youtube videos on auto paint.

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