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#1 MyCarRocksSocks

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:03 PM

I accidentally fudged up painting my model car. The paint came out bumpy. I want to start over, but not sure on how to get that paint off the plastic without messing it up. Any ideas?

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:53 PM

a soak in some dot3 brake fluid should do it.
depending on the paint, soak it for a few hours and try to scrape the paint off with your finger nail.
if it comes off, grab an old toothbrush and go to town. if not soak for longer.

repeated "applications" may be necessary

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 07:12 PM

I would not use brake fluid anymore
To hard to dispose of afterwards.
the best in my opinion is 91% or higher rubbing alcohol
Also, Castrol Super Clean works great, the purple jug
ANd then there is the classic, Easy Off, the unscented yellow can, not lemon or others.
Always use caution when spraying Easy Off, the fumes are toxic.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:12 AM

I would not use brake fluid anymore
To hard to dispose of afterwards.


Not at all....take to your oil change place or your garage when you get your oil changed...They will recycle it for you!!

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 03:46 PM

i keep forgetting about that, i have 2 baby wipe containers and when it gets funky i run the fluid through some cheese cloth into the second container. when its finally dead i take it to work and dump it in the tank for the oil burning furnace.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:15 AM

I accidentally fudged up painting my model car. The paint came out bumpy. I want to start over, but not sure on how to get that paint off the plastic without messing it up. Any ideas?

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Hi I dont even use chemicals if the chrome is still glued on.I put in s plastice tub with hot soapy water and let sit fo 24 hours or so
and use my nails to scrap off.Also if no chrome is Not ON IT USE Purple CLEAN WILL DO a Great job.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:00 PM

I never have any problems with Poly- S EZ Lift off . works on resin and all plastics , no problems either ! Ed Shaver

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:50 PM

You can also go to WalMart and purchase some Dawn Power Dissolver, this thing works great. I believe is about 2 dollars a bottle. Just dump the body in the dissolver and start out fresh with your paintjob!!!

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This thing is so good that the paint just melted off the body, you can actually still see the shape of the car, it was a 1960 Starliner body that I messed up and started over!!! B)

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:35 PM

What's the best stuff to use to remove that new laquer paint without hurting the plastic?

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:18 PM

WOW!!! Marcos that looks nasty!! :) LOL It sounds like just about any degreaser will work I used Krud Kutter for my first atempt today and seams to work well.Im gonna try the Purple Degreaser next.Good luck.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

I use EasyOff oven cleaner. it leaves the plastic with a very glossy finish and looks good as new.

BUT as someone else said, it IS toxic, so it's best to use it in a well ventilated area and to be safe, wear a mask.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:56 PM

You can also go to WalMart and purchase some Dawn Power Dissolver, this thing works great. I believe is about 2 dollars a bottle. Just dump the body in the dissolver and start out fresh with your paintjob!!!

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This thing is so good that the paint just melted off the body, you can actually still see the shape of the car, it was a 1960 Starliner body that I messed up and started over!!! <img src="http://www.modelcars...R#>/tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />



Man...that IS nasty. looks like something I've seen on "Bones"!

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:20 PM

Hi Big Panda!.....i use super clean degreaser straight with out mixing or deluding, make sure you wear disposeable rubber exam type gloves....its hard on your hands. it takes almost any paint off for me. after cleaning i wash with soapy warm water to remove any residue that may be left.be careful around the wing window posts with the tooth brush.....mark

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:48 AM

Marco's can you use that "Power Dissolver" WITHOUT gloves? Seemds like it works pretty good!Posted Image

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:49 AM

Marco's can you use that "Power Dissolver" WITHOUT gloves? Seemds like it works pretty good!Posted Image



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Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:18 AM

Hi George53....i believe it irritates the skin, a friend of mine tried it bare back and said it messed with his hands.