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Steam radiators painted with aluminum paint, giving off noxious odor
I painted 3 of the radiators in my house 2 weeks ago, I used Diamond Brite Aluminum paint, actual aluminum suspended in a liquid. When I try to heat the house, the fumes are so that it hurts my throat. Initially I tried a short high burn. It was bad. I called the paint company they said that that the new coat of paint was reacting to the paint that was already on the radiators. He said not to burn it off, but to leave my heat of for as long as possible, eventually the smell would go away. I've been living in a 45 degree house for 2 weeks. Keep trying the heat, it keeps smelling. I've talked to a couple radiator experts, none of them have heard of this solution. I would really rather not remove the 3 large radiators for sandblasting. It's going to be a little warmer here on Friday, do I crank up the heat, open the windows and go for the burn off? Is there something I can use to remove the paint, or put a new coat on? It's getting to the point that is uncomfortable to live.