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#1 greymack

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:29 AM

Well after farting around with many paint removal products and using good old faithful remover I did notice some residue .So I put the model parts to soak in dish wash soap as I always do and that didn't work so I use Simple Green as a soaking bath.I found that stuff to work awesome even for cleaning residue off resin parts .Well hope that helps someone.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

If Dawn dish soap is available in Canada (or some other grease-targeting dish soap,) try that.

For curiosity, George, what are you using?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:54 AM

The absolute BEST BEST BEST method I've found for post-stripping cleaning is a scrub with warm water, Comet or similar abrasive cleanser, and a toothbrush. It gets in all the crevices, removes any stripper residue, and leaves a nicely scuffed surface perfect for primer adhesion.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:52 AM

I have to agree with Bill 1,000% here. Comet/Ajax is also great to "scuff" textured parts during paint prep. It will give you some tooth for the primer to stick without losing any detail.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

I have to agree with Bill 1,000% here. Comet/Ajax is also great to "scuff" textured parts during paint prep. It will give you some tooth for the primer to stick without losing any detail.


This is what i do with mine after purple time as well.