Using JAX Lacquer Remover is simple:
- Prepare and clean the surface to be treated
- Apply the JAX Lacquer Remover
- Wash well with water and dry.
The JAX Lacquer Remover only removes lacquer. To ensure the best results, clean your metal of all oil, grease and wax. JAX manufactures metal cleaners that are optimal for prepping your metal, but there is no one cleaner that will guarantee perfection. Your choice of cleaner depends on what you are trying to remove from your metal. Regardless of what you use to clean your metal, we recommend using Dawn Dishwashing Liquid as the final step before applying the JAX Lacquer Remover.
Wearing gloves is highly recommended as to not introduce oils from your hands to the metal. To be safe, eye protection is always recommended.
Best results are achieved by soaking the entire object in the JAX Lacquer Remover. Rinse the object with water and use a stiff brush to remove loose lacquer.
Do NOT dilute the JAX Lacquer Remover.
On particularly heavy lacquers, you may need to repeat the procedure a second time.
If the metal surface discolors, clean the object with one of the JAX Metal Cleaners. Use a polishing cloth to achieve your desired finish. Once you are happy with your finish, you may wax, oil, or lacquer the metal as a final step, although in many cases leaving the metal “unprotected” may be desirable.
JAX products never expire, however, they can deteriorate over time if not cared for properly. Safety is the first priority. Always store JAX products at room temperature, in tightly closed original containers AND in a locked, safe place. Do not mix used product with fresh. Contaminating the original container will seriously reduce the shelf-life of the product.
Always use JAX Products in plastic or glass containers. When you dispose of used products and containers, please do so in at an approved waste disposal facility. Never reuse an empty JAX container.
Make sure to refer to the Safety Data Sheets for additional information before you begin. Do not mix JAX Products with any other chemicals.
It is advisable to test the JAX Lacquer Remover in a small inconspicuous area to make sure that it does not adversely affect or damage the surface being treated.
JAX Lacquer Remover is NOT formulated to remove 21st century high-tech lacquers and clear-coats; it is perfect for use in the restoration of early 20th century and earlier lacquered metals.