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#1 larrygre


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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:42 AM

Hey all,

Has anyone ever tried using 91% isopropyl alcohol to remove paint from resin? Seems to me that the alcohol would not have the same destructive properties other methods of paint removal would have.


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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:02 AM

I tried denatured alcohol on a resin part and it did destroy it.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 12:42 AM

I tried using 91% alcohol to strip paint off of an MCW resin and ruined the car. I have successfully used Castrol to strip paint off Modelhaus resin. Even after a couple of days it was okay.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 01:56 AM

Resin can be tricky; and so can paint strippers. The wrong combo results in a ruined model.

What kind of paint needs to be stripped? How bad is the paint? Unless it's a total disaster, and if it doesn't come off w/Easy Off Heavy Duty if it is a total disaster, I'd fix the problems with careful sanding (and perhaps some work on dressing/scribing the panel lines) and use what's on it now as a primer for a better coat of paint.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 08:45 AM

ive stripped resin from a couple manufacturers with super clean more than once, with no ill effects whatsoever.

but whats that that is often said? ah yeah, test first.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 03:23 AM

I've used PollyS paint remover on Modelhaus resin and had no problems. Still, I wouldn't let the part soak for longer than necessary.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:14 AM

I use
Castrol Degreaser or Super Clean degreaser.It's a in purple bottle found at Walmart. Comes off without destroying the resin. Soak for about 30 mins of more. If stubborn, use a soft toothbrush to loosen hard paint off of resin.