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#1 Merc49

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

Hi all,

 

A friend of mine has given me a partially assembled Testors Nieuport 17. I am in the process of building it and making it more accurate. One of my problems lies in the paint, as he sprayed it in his barn, on a cold day, with silver housepaint. I need a way to strip the less-than-stellar coat of paint off, without sanding. I don't really want to destroy whatever minimal detail there is by sanding. On a side note, this model is descended directly from a 1950s Hawk mold, and has molded on roundels. I have an aftermarket resin rotary engine, and a leftover cowling and top wing from the Eduard Nieuport to better detail it.

 

Please give me an answer in regards to the paint. I have tried Pine-Sol, and it hasn't worked.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

There are a number of pinned topics at the top of this forum's Q&A section on removing paint without harming plastic.


Edited by sjordan2, 25 March 2013 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=53377



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=53377

 

"You can give a man a link and he will find what he needs but for the day. You can show a man how to search and you don't have to mess with him."



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

Okay, thanks for the help.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

Okay, thanks for the help.

 

You really need to poke around in the Q&A section for a ton of interesting info and tips.



#7 Harry P.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

 

"You can give a man a link and he will find what he needs but for the day. You can show a man how to search and you don't have to mess with him."

 

Heavy, man... almost Biblical in its wisdom...

 

:D



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:52 AM

 

Heavy, man... almost Biblical in its wisdom...

 

:D

yeah...think of what he could do with a fish... or a loaf of bread



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

yeah...think of what he could do with a fish... or a loaf of bread

 

I'm thinking... caterer?

 

:lol: