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#1 Gregg

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:24 AM

With all the talk of the best paint stripper available, I was surprised to find in the mailbox a new product called Blue Magic.
It's available for $21.95 per quart, plus shipping, and is available from: driverrogerinmotion@frontier.com
I did a pretty thorough test, and I am amazed.
Give Roger an email for more information.
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The test was my old Tamiya Porsche 956 that I had recently painted Tamiya Black, a lacquer-based paint.
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I started the test as you can see.
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After one hour, the paint had softened up.
I decided to let it soak overnight.
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After 24 hours, this is what it looked like after gentle scrubbing with a stiff brush.

Like I said, I am amazed!

#2 Jantrix

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:17 AM

Whoa. That is still a bit steep considering my Super Clean container is a gallon.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:29 AM

Too expensive for me.

Did you ever get the pleated air filter?

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:43 AM

It looks like it did a thorough job, Gregg. In terms of the price though, I have to agree with Rob and Jim, it's a bit too expensive.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:56 AM

IF it strips BLACK paint of ANY brand it's WORTH the price, just don't get crazy with it. Gregg, If you filter it out before each use will it last longer? Does it evaporate fast? PP, CSC, Westleys, simple green, OVEN CLEANER, NOTHING I've tryed YET has EVER given a satisfactory result when I've tried to strip BLACK paint from old models. NOT even BRAKE fluid. This may be worth it to me. Thanks for turnin us on to it!!!!! :D :D :D

Edited by george 53, 17 February 2012 - 03:57 AM.


#6 Erik Smith

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:42 AM

Wow. That stuff really stripped - hardly any residue! Expensive, yes, but for some applications, it looks like a good choice. I am usually left with lots of paint in nooks and crannies - especially on things like wheels - using oven cleaner, simple green and purple stuff.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:54 AM

never had any probs with brakefluid and a toothbrush!!!


just can't get my head around $21 paint stripper....



sorry G...

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

If you want the best, you have to pay for it.
Yes, it's expensive, but with these results, I would buy it myself.
There was my usual primer under the black, DupliColor primer surfacer, then the black, both Testors and Tamiya, I know, I know, that's a no-no.
that's why I had to strip it.
I will do another test this weekend.
One thing I did do was put a bunch of paint-laden hemostats in the bin for overnight, and they are spotless!
There were at least five years of paint booth paint on them, crusted up to the max.
I sealed the tub, so evaporation should not be an issue.
I would assume that filtering would work, I'll ask the company.
I have also used that Easy Lift Off, but that stuff is down right nasty!
It is about the same price, when you consider the price per volume, with Blue Magic probably cheaper, since it's a quart.
So, yes, it's expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:35 PM

Did you get an MSDS with it, Gregg? I would be curious to see what the active ingredients are.

From the eBay listing:

"BLUE MAGIC PAINT STRIPPER: Being a model car builder and collecter for over 50 years..
Fast, Safe, And simple paint removal was always a concern. Then about 20 years ago I discovered this incredible stuff. It did everything I've always wanted a paint remover to do. It didn't take long and all my friends started using it as well. I would never dream of using anything else, and believe me I've tried them all!

This was a commercial, and never was availaable in any retail outlets. I contacted the manufacterer and was finally able to get this in one quart bottles.

I'm now offering this amazing stuff to everyone in the hobby @ $21.95 per Quart plus shipping.
This is how this product works. You find a suitable size tupperware container, big enough to submerce the entire model and all parts needing to be stripped. I ONLY USE THIS STUFF FULL STRENGTH, AND ALWAYS TEST IT ON A SMALL PART FIRST. some of the models I buy, have been painted in a hot lacquer with no primer, in which case the paint is usually burned into the plastic and simply will not totally strip. This stuff is safe on clear plastic and will also remove old decals and strip plated parts in minutes. This product is extremely potented when used in full strenghth. The less time you let it soak, the better.(BESURE TO ALWAY KEEP THE LID SEALED WHILE SOAKING,AS THE FUMES ALONE CAN SPEED UP THE PROCESS). I have no problem stripping diecast models; however be very sure to test it on resin models, because they are not alway the same. Once the model's are ready to be taken out of the container, hold it under a faucet, (warm water is best), and just lightly brush all the paint off with a toothbrush. It will clean,shine, and be ready to Paint.

Final note; After finished, simply leave the product right in the container, making sure the lid is tightly sealed. This is a non toxic biodegradable product but I always suggest wearing rubber gloves, and working in a well ventilated area.

AND PLEASE KEEP IT AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS...

MANUFACTRED IN THE U.S.A.,"

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:26 PM

There was/is a MSDS sheet with it, I'd have to find it.
I did another test today, a Monte Carlo that was painted with the Testor's gold metallics, that was being super stubborn and would not let go of the final paint on the roof.
I let it soak for two hours tonight, and it took off that last stubborn gold paint.
I love this stuff!!!!
I had tried everything with the Monte; Easy Off, Purple stuff, even the Easy Lift Off. Nothing would get that last part of the roof off, I was even down to sanding it.
Two hours, and it was gone.
I'm sold!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:45 AM

Have you tried any parts that are painted with acrylic enamels or whatever the pre painted kits painted with?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:50 AM

I could see keeping this stuff around for the really tough removal jobs, after all the others have failed or did their best.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

Just saw this Blue Magic on ebay. The $21.95 is steep,but the $17.18 for shipping is just plain rediculous!! :blink:

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

Is this d-Limonene based?

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:42 PM

I will try to find that sheet they sent.
It's around here somewhere
Say what you will, I have been using it a lot lately, and I love it!!!
I will order some more for sure.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

Might need to look into this, cost be darned... I've got a few projects stalled for the simple fact they have some old paint remaining on them, paint which has so far shrugged off everything I can throw at them short of freakin' sandblasting! A few stubborn, clingy spots can ruin your whole day, and I don't see ANY stubborn, clingy spots in the pics posted.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:09 AM

I am rather interested by this product and really would like to know more about it,Could you try and find that little sheet please?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:39 AM

This stuff looks like it works really good. Tamiya paint is the worst to remove. I once painted a seat with Tamiya paint and two hours later I could not get anything to remove it except MR. PAINT REMOVER. That stuff was around 8 bucks for a four once bottle which probably makes this stuff cheaper by the ounce.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:09 AM

With all the talk of the best paint stripper available, I was surprised to find in the mailbox a new product called Blue Magic.
It's available for $21.95 per quart, plus shipping, and is available from: driverrogerinmotion@frontier.com
I did a pretty thorough test, and I am amazed.
Give Roger an email for more information.
Attached File  2.jpg   22.47KB   67 downloads
The test was my old Tamiya Porsche 956 that I had recently painted Tamiya Black, a lacquer-based paint.
Attached File  1.jpg   28.39KB   84 downloads
I started the test as you can see.
Attached File  3.jpg   52.94KB   95 downloads
After one hour, the paint had softened up.
I decided to let it soak overnight.
Attached File  4.jpg   21.95KB   80 downloads
After 24 hours, this is what it looked like after gentle scrubbing with a stiff brush.

Like I said, I am amazed!

You should be AMAZED at $87.80 a gallon, and I thought that gas was high?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:19 AM

Hi guys well I finely went and bought some of this stuff and I to found it to be very expensive.I didn't find it to be all that great but some stuff for paint and chrome removal works for different people.So I went back to good old brake fluid to strip paint and good old bleach to strip chrome.Just adding my two cents.