Hieneken Can/Pot - 24 0z.
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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Hieneken Can/Pot - 24 0z. on 05/11/2008 20:22:20 MDT Print View

How do you get the green, red and black paint off the keg? Do you soak or scrub? What solution do you use?

Gabriel Rice
(GABRIELRICE) - F
Removing paint on 05/11/2008 21:09:54 MDT Print View

Ive heard steel wool should do the job.

Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Re: Hieneken Can/Pot - 24 0z. on 05/11/2008 21:13:57 MDT Print View

Steel Wool does indeed work, but you'll likely need to pass the time by consuming the contents of more than one can. ;)

I've buffed a few cans for aesthetics. But, in truth, they only stay pretty for a few uses with alcohol, and a single use with Esbit. Now, I just leave the paint on...

Cheers,

-Mike

Ross Polete
(rdpolete) - F

Locale: Midwest Plain State
Hieneken Pot Paint Removal on 05/11/2008 21:15:17 MDT Print View

Skidsteer on whiteblaze uses a metal polisher attachment for mag wheels. Look there if you don't want to spend the elbow grease on the steel wool. Or you can wrap it with some fiberglass wick as Tinny at Minibulldesigns does and leave the paint on.

Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
Re: Hieneken Pot Paint Removal on 05/11/2008 21:42:06 MDT Print View

Use fine sandpaper before you open it, while it is rigid.
400-600 grit works quickly enough.
I have a cotton buffing wheel on my bench grinder that will buff it up like chrome, but it won't last long, as noted in an earlier post.

Joe Kuster
(slacklinejoe) - MLife

Locale: Flatirons
Hieneken Can/Pot - 24 0z on 05/11/2008 21:42:09 MDT Print View

From my limited experience it's easier to buff with the can still full.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Stripping paint on 05/11/2008 22:49:07 MDT Print View

Permatex gasket remover. Extra harsh but effective on stripping the finish off of all sorts of things. Use care.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Hieneken Can/Pot on 05/12/2008 14:00:25 MDT Print View

Thanks for the info. I will have to buy a FEW cans and start to test all your methods!!! A tough job hey.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Hieneken Can/Pot on 05/12/2008 16:49:07 MDT Print View

Jay,
A really fast, clean and non-toxic can stripper is simple wet/dry sandpaper, 180 or 220 grit, used wet under a dribbling faucet. And on full cans to avoid denting.

Elizabeth Rothman
(erothman2) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
why? on 05/15/2008 19:29:32 MDT Print View

Why take the paint off? Just curious if there's a functional reason, or it's an aversion to advertising Heineken, or simple aesthetics.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Hiennaken Can on 05/18/2008 15:56:56 MDT Print View

No reason really-just looks cleaner and plus I just enjoy projects that involve backpacking GEAR-FUN!! Current project is on my windscrean.