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Do you have any recommendations on how to clean the paint off

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Do you have any recommendations on how to clean the paint off the outside of a rubber hose? I have been using an airless paint sprayer with a 25' high pressure hose. Unfortunately the hose has gotten some latex paint stains on the outside. I'd like to get them off and make the hose look nice and clean.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Cher replied 2 years ago.
Hello, David and welcome back to Just Answer!

Try some brake fluid; it will remove paint from anything and won't harm the rubber of the hose.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks. that's a cool idea. I may have to find or buy some brake fluid to try this, but once I've tried it I'll finish out this answer.


Thanks for the quick answer!

Expert:  Cher replied 2 years ago.
Hi again, David and you're most welcome!

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I hope it works well, when you find the brake fluid and please keep me posted. Just click 'Reply to Expert' and type 'For Cher'.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Brake fluid worked reasonably well, but I also tried about 4 other alternatives: Carb cleaner, Goo Be Gone, a spray bottle of just latex paint remover, and finally Lacquer Thinner (not regular thinner). That and the Goo be Gone worked the best.
Expert:  Cher replied 2 years ago.
Hi again, David and thanks very much for your reply and your positive rating; they are greatly appreciated.

Also, thanks for the results of your testing of different materials! I had also thought of Lacquer Thinner, but figured it might be too harsh on the rubber. Glad it worked well for you!

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