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How to easily remove acyrlic overspray or mistakes?

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, February 22, 2021 9:54 PM

Tamiya acrylics are solvent to Windex or anything containing ammonia. That should have little or no impact on a cured lacquer basecoat...but as the instructions always say, "...test first on a hidden or non-critical area."

(In point of fact, I've even had success using Windex to clean 'fresh' Tamiya acrylic from older and fully-cured Tamiya acrylic...but it takes patience and a light touch. On lacquer it should be a breeze...but the 'minimal' amount required is always best.)


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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, February 22, 2021 9:39 PM

I'd suggest that you mask closely to the molding with fine line tape or Tamiya white tape.  Burnish down tight with a toothpick. Then brush or spray the trim, and unmask.

  • Member since
    June 2020
How to easily remove acyrlic overspray or mistakes?
Posted by JimLo on Monday, February 22, 2021 8:24 PM

When I paint the trim on my car models, I use a lacquer color base coat for the car and then use a Tamiya acrylic for the trim. If there is paint that gets onto the car body or places I have to clean up, what is the best way to do this? I don't want to scrape the paint with e toothpick or modeling knife since it would put scratches on the car body. What should I do if I don't want to brush paint touch up lacquer paint back on the body to cover up the acrylic mistakes?




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