Paint stripper seems to always works great on paints (it's the result we want, obviously), but what are inside paints that make it possible ?

Is there paint that can't be removed by this method ?

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    $\begingroup$ Some paints are binary and can be harder to be stripped. (I remember using epoxy resin based white paint that I used in early 90s for home made laminated styroform-based windsurf board.) $\endgroup$
    – Poutnik
    Nov 22 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps it is better to ask the other way around. I.e., what are typical ingredients to render a paint stripper effective? Turns out, lye is one of them (Wikipedia article). $\endgroup$
    – Buttonwood
    Nov 22 at 17:05
  • $\begingroup$ @Buttonwood I didn’t though a part of the reply could be on Wikipedia $\endgroup$
    – iXô
    Nov 22 at 17:07
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    $\begingroup$ Related: What is the difference between wet paint, dry paint, and in between those stages? $\endgroup$
    – Loong
    Nov 22 at 17:56

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