digdug18
digdug18 Dork
3/31/14 12:28 p.m.

I inherited a hospital medical table from the 1950's or so, it's been painted a couple of times, which comes off with paint stripped quite nicely. But how do I removed the old glass baked on enamel? I'm guessing media blasting or similar? I tried a variety of sanding grits, but its extremely slow.

Andrew

nicksta43
nicksta43 UltraDork
3/31/14 12:40 p.m.

Shotgun?

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/31/14 12:43 p.m.

I wonder if a "rice cake" stripping disc would do it...

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/31/14 12:56 p.m.
GameboyRMH wrote: I wonder if a "rice cake" stripping disc would do it...

I doubt that would touch it.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
3/31/14 1:05 p.m.

That stuff is pretty tough. Why do you want to remove it?

RealMiniDriver
RealMiniDriver UltraDork
3/31/14 2:31 p.m.
EastCoastMojo wrote: That stuff is pretty tough. Why do you want to remove it?

Because racetable. 8)

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
3/31/14 2:41 p.m.

Adding lightness?

McTinkerson
McTinkerson New Reader
3/31/14 3:52 p.m.

Aircraft Paint Stripper? Can be had in aerosol cans. Deliciously evil stuff.

I've used this stuff to remove powdercoat before.

Ditchdigger
Ditchdigger UltraDork
3/31/14 5:57 p.m.

Aircraft stripper will have nothing on vitreous enamel. It is powdered glass melted onto steel.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic UberDork
3/31/14 6:02 p.m.

Why? You'll have to blast it off.

Knurled
Knurled GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/31/14 6:16 p.m.

What is he table made out of. If it is something metallic, go over it with an oxyacetylene.

This will be expensive, slow, and fraught with horrible noxious gases, but any time you can do a job with fire is a good time in my book.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia SuperDork
9/1/21 1:44 p.m.

my buddy restores old 1950s stoves that are porcelain coated.

when he changes color they sandblast the old porcelain  off before putting on the new color and and firing it in a big industrial oven.

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