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Need help on paint removal

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Need help on paint removal
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 9, 2003 6:11 PM
Does anybody know of a quick and efficient way to remove old paint on a model. I would appreciate any and all ideas

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Philippines
Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Thursday, October 9, 2003 6:20 PM
Hi guederian,

What kind of paint are you using?

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 9, 2003 7:25 PM
Try a soak in Simple Green, or for more stubborn paint, Easy Off(with adequate ventilation and gloves).
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Sandusky Ohio, USA
Posted by Swanny on Thursday, October 9, 2003 8:54 PM
Chameleon Paint stripper - best stuff there is, safe on all plastic and clear parts. Bottle lasts forever - had mine for 2 years now.
  • Member since
    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Friday, October 10, 2003 11:31 AM
I've used the Easy-Off method in the past with good success. Spray it on and give it a little time, scrub the nooks and crannies with an old toothbrush. Repeat if necessary.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 10, 2003 6:04 PM
It all depends on what kind of paint. Enamels will strip better then acrylics.
For all my restoration I use oven cleaner from a dollar store. You might have to soak the model a few times.
Some have said to use Brake Fluid. This will take the paint off but will take days and days. I think it only works a few hours then it's a waste. Also its hard to get ride of the stuff after you are finished. With oven cleaner you can just rinse down the sink.
my website shows the Phantom model before and after taking all the paint off.
Dales Model Art

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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 11:51 AM
Shermanfreak is right, Easy-Off works well and doesn't harm the plastic. In the most recent FSM doesn't it also say some place Westley's Bleche White works well to remove paint. Haven't tried it though.

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    January 2003
  • From: Everywhere
Posted by stinger on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 8:12 PM
Word of warning on Bleche White. Don't use it on clear parts. I used it once to clean the dashboard of my car and it left blurry little white spots on the radio dial and the clear instrument lens. Using Novus polish got rid of some of it, but not all. Will try it on paint when I get back home as I also need some thing like this.
I have seen references to something called Castrol Strip Clean, or something like that. Anyone know where to buy that, or is it European product?
Thanks, Stinger

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