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Help! Yes this should probably go else where...but....
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 3:34 AM
Im putting it here for more views...

PLEASE HELP!

I did something really stupid(Ok no comments needed!Clown [:o)])...
4 Yrs ago I was working on a 1/72 AC and used Ambroid Liquid Mask...now I cant seem to remove the stuff! Ive got some of it off....but still have a lot left on there. I really would like to paint this...this weekend and get it knocked out. The mask is water based.....until it dries and after 4 yrs its now like a coat of armor! LOL

Any Suggestions?
Ok heres some things I have thought of and wondered but before I try it I wanted to get some feedback....
1) Putting the whole plane in a tub of Chameleon Stripper....which will more than likely remove the mask,paint,glue(I used Proweld and CA).....

I dont mind repainting and assembling everything again....but would rather not. So any suggestions?
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Posted by Ray Marotta on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 8:22 AM
You might try making a chisel out of clear sprue and scrapeing the dried mask off.
I'd run a sharp #11 blade around the frame edges first, though.
Ray

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 9:27 AM
Four years ago!!! lol Laugh [(-D] Ive left that stough on for a long time , but not that long. Ive had trouble removing that stough just after a month though. I just used a dull toothpick to scrape it off.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 11:18 AM
Have you tried a bit of Acetone? maybe a nailpolish remover? it might help cut through it, or at least soften it up in layers. Good luck.
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Posted by wayne baker on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 11:51 AM
Do you have any paint stripper that you can just paint onto the areas you want to clean. Check that it is plastic friendly.

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Posted by Woody on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 12:34 PM
Hey Chris if it was me I think I'd try a soak in hot water. Not to hot, maybe the mask will soften enough to scrap off with a round toothpick carved to a chisel point.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 4:56 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think Im going to try using chamelon since it is plastic friendly. If that doesnt work, then I'll try the hot water....and if that doesnt work well then Im SOL!Banged Head [banghead]Banged Head [banghead]Banged Head [banghead]
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Posted by qmiester on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 6:25 PM
Try sticking it in the freezer overnight - that seems to work on tape thats left on for a long time - Let us know what you try
Quincy
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 9:32 PM
Well so far I refilled my sterilite container with some fresh chameleon and have stuck it in there....I'll check it in the morning....might take a day or 2 but I think it will work. At least I wont have melted goo....
Swanny if you read this will you please tell me if Chameleon will remove CA and Proweld? Thats what Ive used for glue on this....
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