Paint stripper does a perfect job.
By - Pedrica1
Oh ya, take it off.
"please welcome to the stage Methylene Chloride!"
*🎶 she's my cherry pie*
It's been a while since I've laughed at needless yet funny sex innuendo on a Reddit comment thread so...thank you 😂
Would you say it put a smile on your face ten miles wide?
Unfortunately methylene chloride retired from the stage around 5 years ago. Strippers since just haven’t been as good or… dangerous 😎
Back when we first bought our house, I bought some methylene chloride gel stripper to remove the old carpet glue from the concrete in our pool house. It worked, but that stuff was intense. Even with medium-thick rubber gloves (not nitrile/latex), I could feel a cool menthol sensation from it, and I had basically no oil in the skin on my hands for a week or two afterwards (I definitely should have gotten industrial gloves).
Last year I decided to finally finish the job, but couldn’t find the stripper anywhere. I started googling and learned the sad news that it was banned for consumer use by the EPA.
I don’t even think they were wrong. Still sucks though. I wanted to reseal my stone fire pit, too, but can’t find anything to take the old sealer off now. Everything says “use methylene chloride!”
Yeah, I wish I could.
As a synthetic chemist, methylene chloride is a workhorse for me. There’s been some pushback to phase it out in academic labs, and it’s almost entirely gone from the chemical industry. I know that cool menthol burn you speak of quite well - gotta toss your gloves immediately if it gets on there or it seeps right through and gives your whole hand an icy hot burn. Great stuff, though. If it’s ever phased out it will be tough to find an adequate replacement.
Well now I’m sitting here imagining a methylene chloride black market, and chemistry labs making their own and passing it around to their colleagues.
Breaking Bad 2
Found anything decent? The gloppy gel shit they sell now is next to useless.
🎵 Out on the streets, that's where we'll meet
Took me a minute to place the song…
Song is Round and Round by Ratt for everyone else
That reminds me I should listen to some bill McClintock mashups "I heard it round and round the grapevine"
This made my morning 🤣
My god that song sucks so bad
My god…. Comedy gold right there, bud 😂
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But what about drinking?
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Lemme see those cans
When you need a showercap in a pinch.
This was one of those comments where I saw it just before closing the thread and then was like “wait wait hang on I need to go back and upvote that, that was actually funny—“
I'm glad that happens to other people too!
Right? Every time I do that I wonder how many others do the same.
add one to the counter
I just had to do it for yours! 😂
I just did that to your comment, ‘wait wait’ caught my eye, so I scrolled back up and here we are!
*Ability to time lapse also required.*
God how many layers of paint are there, I’ve been watching this for 5 mins!
it loops at around 6 minutes
There's quite a few, you may need to take a week off work...
Lol, it obviously did it’s job, but it did make me laugh when it was the exact same color underneath.
Painting often isn't done primarily to change the colour of something, it is used to create a barrier around the object to protect it from corrosion.
*Youre* used to create a barrier around the object to protect it from corrosion.
SO'S YOUR FACE
YOURE A FACE
UR MOM GOES TO COLLEGE
Ryan used *me* as an object.
So that oil filter is worthless now...
It looks like a different color to me.
Better question is why you are paint stripping an oil filter
So I can re-paint it to match my car, obviously.
Don't forget the flames to go faster.
I’m gonna assume this is for demonstration but in a realistic setting I could see someone painting an engine and leaving the filter on rather than masking off the opening. Then if the filter was new just strip it and reinstall.
YES, AFT, this one right here.
Everyone knows that painting it red will add +100horsepower
Next step, r/DiWHY
Even better question why are you touching it with your bare hands
Ahhh, for all the times I have to repaint oil filters.
My guess is people who do car shows and shit and everything is either shiny metal or painted.
Imagine someone just climbing under your car just to look at the oil filter at a car show
Have you been to a car show? This is exactly the kind of thing that happens.
No, I’ve never seen someone climb under someone’s car to look at an oil filter at a car show
Then you have to check out a model specific judged show competition sometime. They crawl all around the cars, check on the right amount of overspray, correct fasteners, chalk/grease marks, date codes on parts etc. People even reproduce date coded spark plug wires for that extra point.
In the world of 100% correct judged competition show cars, painting an oil filter and maybe doing some stenciling to look original or period is absolutely not out of the question.
Even some hot rod guys will paint spin-on oil filters, since on an open engine car with all vintage looking speed parts, a modern can filter can look pretty out of place. Or, if you've got one of those max effort show cars where everything is painted a matching color, a parts store filter will stick out like a sore thumb.
Also both cars I’ve had so far in my life have had the oil filter accessible from the top of the engine bay, so like very prominently visible
what Utopia is this
Modern Subarus have a spin on filter on top right out in the open, another one that comes to mind in the Chrysler 3.6 that’s in like 3/4 of all their models, but that one is a cartridge style filter, so all you see is the black plastic housing on top, a few VAG cars have a spin on top mount that I can think of. They are out there, just not as common as having the filter down on the bottom.
Oil doesn’t stay in a Subaru long enough to need changing.
Definitely only modern Subarus. My GC8 WRX has it right under the engine. The G3 WRX has it neatly [coiled inside the exhaust pipe](https://i.imgur.com/ax0p9DT.jpg) for the extra challenge. I guess Subaru finally got tired of fucking with their customers.
Idk, you need to be under the car anyways, ans if the filter is on top all the oil in the filter will spill in the engine bay
BMWs and some other European makes.
Lucky. I've been working doing shadetree work for years for friends and family, and the vast majority of oil filters have been designed to make me hate the manufacturer. So many tucked underneath in the early 00s, but not so far down as to be easily accessed from beneath. No, too easy.
I don't get it.
But then, I spent 150 bucks and ordered a specific random piece of hardware to go inside my PC case to hook up two internal USB connectors so I can have glowing crystal pokeballs inside a case that literally only **I** ever see.
So I guess I do get it.
Haha yeah sounds like you get it, just on a different hobby. I can't talk, I'm not one of the crazy all original guys but I just spent $600 getting modern Bluetooth guts put in my factory radio because I thought a $100 modern radio looked too out of place.
I'm surprised it cost that much, I just stuck a Bluetooth onto the red and white from the cd thing in the back.
I'm in the classic mini community, and *boy* was there a fucking kerfuffle when repro master cylinder caps started hitting the market.
Brake master cylinders on the earliest minis had metal screw caps on top. They stopped using them after a couple of years because they're utter shit, don't seal particularly well, and are usually the first thing to corrode, rendering them pointless as a method of stopping brake fluid from getting everywhere.
Because they're so hard to find, the rivet counters in the community started hoarding them, and charging ridiculous prices for NOS original items, like $50 for a 5 cent metal cap that looked like it came off a coke bottle.
Then some factory in china happened to start making an identical cap and pumping them out at 10 cents a piece, and well... you can imagine the reaction. People were trying to find ways of differentiating between the *original* shitty, less-useful-than-plastic cap and the reproduction less-useful-than-plastic cap, and getting into arguments about whether one they were trying to sell was correct or not.
I love cars but sweet fucking Jesus, some aspects of the communities out there are fucking mental.
I love stories like this. I remember a story I read on here of a young guy taking his pride and joy, a self restored classic mustang to a general car show and having it picked apart by a member of some vintage mustang club. If I remember right he was informed his non OEM trunk weatherstripping would cost him points at a concours event.
I used to work at a body shop, one customer had us cut and buff the inside of his fender wells and hood. I did my dads old Harley and they check every where with those little mirrors on sticks.
Nah man i just slap a regular filter on there, it still run fine
That's all I run on my classic cars, but I'm not car show people. If I ever go to shows, my classic car is the filthy one in the parking lot with all the bugs on it.
Here is a checklist guides of NCRS judging for top flight and concourse corvettes. there are really dedicated people to detail in the car world
I actually saw some guys in a public parking lot crawling around this excellent replica Batmobile. Maybe he’d put some kind of Easter egg on the oil canister? It clearly wasn’t a competition, I think they were just a hot rod club admiring the Batmobile.
That was a weird day for many reasons…
Us car guys are a weird bunch, I can't deny that.
I’ve been to exactly one car show. Some guy in a super cool looking low rider had the entire underside of his car chromed and polished.
You've never seen a car with a mirror underneath at a car show?
Some cars have mirrors placed on the ground so you can see the underneath. So yes. Could totally see it!
PLenty of vehicles have oil filters visible from the top, or from the wheel wells.
I would assume however, that people who cared enough about what their oil filter's appearance would simply buy a fancy one rather than go through the trouble of repainting it.
I’ve never seen one that can be seen from the top but I don’t doubt it’s a thing. It’s such a small detail that needs to be changed fairly frequently, it just seems like a waste buying an aesthetically pleasing one
I mean, pretty much everything about a show car is a waste if you think about it that way.
And if it isa show car, it's probably not driven nearly as much as a normal vehicle so doesn't need to be changed nearly as often.
Mine is visible from the top and its really fucking weird. It's got 3 o-rings and looks like the front end of a laser gun. Mercedes up to some Apple-level proprietary shit.
Many cars at car shows have mirrors on the ground showing off how clean they are
Starts jacking your car up “bro wtf are you doing” “hold on guy I gotta check out your diff”
Or someone unscrupulously removing recalled lot numbers or manufacture details to repack
the paint on this filter is purely to prevent rust
They make chrome covers that slide over filters, have one made into a coozie.
I need to know more
I'm good thanks
Alright, good chat.
Well, it looks like they’re stripping paint off of an oil filter.
What else do you need to know?
They’re using aluminum aircraft paint remover.
Usually these products are extremely toxic and many have been banned for non-commercial use. I used Jasco aircraft paint remover a few times when I was younger and I had to wear an organic vapor respirator because the label of the can said that the vapors could cause chemical burns in the lungs. It was brutal stuff.
Yea that was kind of terrifying
why did that spammer who stole this video blur the text? stop upvoting these karma farmers
if only the paint stripper could take the blur off!
Aggravating that this isn't on the top.
Not even gonna pretend like I know how that's happening
It’s scaring the paint into letting go
I think it’s the acid ruining the paints life
Dicholoromethane, hope I spelled that right.
Simple stuff, it just penetrates between the adhesive bonding (weather chemical or mechanical) while also swelling the paint, cause it to lift right off.
It's also the same stuff used in drinking birds, iirc
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Those little toy bird things that dip their beak into water, and back up, then the water, and back up.
Figured it was that. Thought it just used some sort of weight.
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I've used a similar stripper to remove many layers of caked on wall paint over cement in an old house. It does the same thing to whatever paint they used in there 30 years ago
Could you share you used?
Look up Dumond Peel Away. It's a dibasic ester I believe. It's not fast, but it's also not highly toxic. I had good luck with it pulling off 80 years of whatever on some trim I wanted to keep in the house. The 'no fumes' thing was a huge plus as we were living in it while renovating. YMMV, but I would use it again.
I don't recall I'm sorry. I know it was a paste that came in a large tub though.
Yeah I think its heat shrinked on.
Paint strippers work super well with latex too. Iirc it's some type of penetrating oil that can seep between the layers of latex and thats why it peels off. Redone some old furniture from the thrift store like this.
Or what it does to your skin
Delicious DCM 😋 😋
Title made me think for a second it should be marked NSFW. On another note this gif is super satisfying.
Paint stripper sounds like an interesting job.
Paint stripper? I hardly know her!
My paint stripper never does that for me.
Cost three times as much, and now completely useless. Was so pissed last time I tried to use it, followed instructions to a T, and it didn’t do shit, put on a second coat, same thing.
Bought a sand blaster, and watch the paint disappear
I really wish I still had access to a sandblaster.
The sandblaster is cheap, it’s the air compressor that will rob you blind.
I have a $500 50gal compressor now, and need to upgrade to a $1200+ compressor to sandblast correctly. Did get four wheels, drums, and brake back plates completed… but it took way too long… like several days.
Damn, that’s a lot!
I’m hoping one day I can either get together with a few artists and build a workshop or find one that’s already existing!
At an art institute in my city, you can rent sandblaster time after a competency test. You can also rent time in the wood, metal, blacksmithing, glassblowing, and sculpting workshops. Just need to test for each thing and for some specific tools (such as the sandblaster) iirc.
Perhaps something like that exists near you? Maker spaces are another thing I see around
Most modern paint strippers have substituted the active ingredient, dichloromethane, for more health-friendly alternatives. Unfortunately, they don't work nearly as well.
I loved and hated this at the same time.
Ohhh boy don't use your bare fucking hands
yeah, if it does that to paint then I wouldn't let it get on skin! argh, that took the video from satisfying to nope in a seccond
Man the ridges sets something off for me, like nails on chalkboard.
The ending shot almost makes up for it. Almost.
Weird but I had to remove paint from an old car part that I am restoring (same color too) and the problem was that it was painted over chrome, which I wanted to keep. I used oven cleaner and put it in a plastic bag over night and today it wiped right off without affecting the chrome. How do I post a before and after pic?
Post them to imgur and post that link here! You might also be able to post the photos directly one after another depending on the sub settings!
i really did not enjoy this
Unnecessary fade out/in right before tearing into the paint = r/mildlyinfuriating
Looks like a muffin in the end. Strange colored muffin, but muffin
Now I wanna go strip all the paint off everything.
back left edge...r/mildlyfrustrating
This reminds me of the opening of The Last of Us.
Omg this actually was extremely uncomfortable to watch lmao. Something about my trypophobia
I don't like this, I'm sorry, it scares me.
Is this unsatisfying/unsettling for anyone else?
This wasn't what I was searching for.
He made it unsatisfying to make it satisfying
This is too sexy
What did he put on it and what kind of paint was on that?
i wish to reveal reality's freshest layer.
You're gonna need a *lot* more paint remover.
its like the oposite of shrinkwrap lol
This was unexpected
This is a thing?! 😧 I must know more about this magical showercap-making process
Thought it was butter
Ah, paint stripper. I thought you said pants stripper.
I never want to watch this again
Let's say some idiot (definitely not me) spilled paint on a carpet. Would this stuff get it out? Or am I, err... is the idiot better off replacing the carpet.
When I was a kid my Mom did most of our home repairs. I always got SO excited when she used the paint stripper and let me scrape it off. I did develop a bit of a huffing problem later though...
why paint strip an oil filter?
You mean Paint Exotic Dancer, right?
make it rain
why are they taking the paint off of an oil filter
I imagined this with skin and it wasn't satisfying at all
alright, now tell me how it works, please.
Holy shit imagine water balloon hitting a car with that fuxk I’d be pissed
Who strips a fucking oil filter?
I’m a woodworker xD
Why am i recoiling at the sight of that
Just sent a shiver down my spine.
I read that as pain stripper
idk why, but somehow this unlocked a new fear for me
Wonder if it works on skin
Nothing is perfect. Mildly infuriating title.
This is beautiful!
Ok my brain could not handle this right now
Omae wa mou shindeiru.
NANIIIIII!! @[email protected]
Should be NSFW
I can smell this video.
Is this an oil filter?
oh my god why am i so horrified by this
Thus looks like something they'd throw in those montages at the beginning of zombie movies to show the virus doing stuff
Ah yes, eldritch abomination, I see the satisfying part.