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East_Tn_Bottle_Guy

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I bought a Dietz Little Wizard oil lamp in hopes of restoring it. I do not plan on getting it back to working condition but just looking better. However, there are three coats of paint on it and I can't seem to get them off. I heard white vinegar would get rust off. Would it help with the paint problem? I have also been wondering about its age. Thanks
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I'd use Paint Stripper on it. Like Aircraft Paint Remover, sold in spray cans. Only Problem is in the old days it worked great. BUT, Nowadays with EPA Regulations & government interference all the new Paint Stripper is made Eviro Friendly & Green safe, ect., ect., & as a result it now works like crap, pretty useless. Will take now 10 cans & use over & over 10 times to get the job done when it use to take 1 can 1 time. The other method that works good is to remove glass & anything not metal & have it sand blasted or Media Blasted which will work great at removing both Paint & Rust. Good Luck. LEON.
 
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Sorry for the late response. I will try the paint remover idea. I do not have access to a sand blaster and I'm trying to keep the aged look. Thanks for chiming in.
 

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