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Too much paint!

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  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Too much paint!
Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:34 AM

I'm working on (among other things) a 1/36 scale Otaki yacht and in the course of rattlecan spraying the stern, I got myself a nice puddle spot.

Fixing it I'm thinking either scrape off the excess with a single edge razor, then sand it down and try again or use scrap pieces of T-shirt cotton to wipe it down with paint remover? 

Or would either method be good? 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:49 AM

I'd suggest the remover. Sometimes sanding or scraping for me, leaves something that "telegraphs" through.

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:05 AM

I'm with GM, you'll probably work harder trying to repair it than just starting over.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:42 AM


I'd suggest the remover. Sometimes sanding or scraping for me, leaves something that "telegraphs" through.


I agree.  Scraping is fine for some model chores, but not removing paint.  You can remove it with very fine sandpaper, but there are many products that remove model paints other than thinner.  Some folks use overn cleaner, some use Purple Power, some use an STP product- forget its name.  Most of these require little cleanup, though for any soap or detergent use you must remove every trace of the stuff. I use isopropyl alcohol- soap and water are not sufficient to remove it all.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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