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TheOldFart

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Posts and columns are nickel?
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I have a lot of mitre boxes but I'm not a collector [rolleyes]
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Yes, posts, columns, gib, stop screws, stop washers, and stops, silver nickel plated. The knickel is mostly gone on this one, except the gib and stop screws and washers. I'm relieved to find the box is 100% complete, with what seem to be all original parts. I wish I didn't need to do a resto on it, but the repaint was so shabby, I really didn't have a choice.
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Try the brake cleaner. Killed MF's enamel toot-sweet, but didn't touch the asphaltum japanning on stanleys according to the guy who tried it.

I tried it on the MF, I have a langdon with nothing good about the paint so I had nothing to lose. Worked great, also dewaxed and de-oiled the surfaces. I went right back to paint as soon as the cleaner evaporated. I just sprayed and wiped with a shop towel...that I then threw away since I ruined it to death doing this.

GP mighta done either enamel or japan, I have no real clue :)
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Believe ot or not, the black came off in the evaporust soak. But the orange that some yahoo dribbled on it is pretty stubborn. Good idea with the brake cleaner, I'll give it a shot. Went to town yesterday, but spaced out grabbing stripper.
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