The Ultimate Paint Stripping Thread
Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:15 AM
A plastic snap lid container will work wonders.
After 12 hours scuff it with a green pad and recover the container.
MAKE SURE IT IS UNDER THE LIQUID!!!!!
I find 12 to 36 hours are needed.
Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:52 AM
Lacquer Thinner?Don't ever use that on plastic,Period,You might as well just soak you parts in liquid cement,I use a product called Scale Coat,It works great on stripping ANY type of paint,Here is an example!Before and After.
It depends what you're stripping, and from what.
Castrol Super Clean (or eq.) works on hobby enamels.
91+% Alcohol works on hobby lacquers (Tamiya/Testors) and some automotive paints, especially if the auto paints are shot over primer
Easy Lift-Off works on most things, but is pretty slow/expensive/harder to find. I use it as a last resort for those reasons.
Other things (lacquer thinner, oven cleaner) fall into the same category. I'll use them after other methods fail, with the knowledge I may do more harm than good. Don't get "fume free" oven cleaner, by the way...it doesn't do much.
Aircraft stripper works great...but will melt plastic. Diecasts? Strips them in seconds.
Edited by spkgibson, 08 July 2010 - 10:55 AM.
Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:24 PM
Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:42 PM
be careful with the brake fluid. i tryed that once nobody told me it will remove bondo to, so back in the box it went.
Yeah, if you're going to strip paint over bodywork, it almost has to be a last resort, since you stand a pretty good chance of losing your filler. One reason I like to use plastic to fill whenever I can. Partially for that reason, I've learned to handle most filler tasks using Ambroid and scrap plastic or stretched sprue.
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:07 AM
Is it necessary to remove all of the old paint before priming. I have been trying to strip a body using Power Clean and some other methods and it has removed some of the paint but not all. Can I sand the body smooth then just use Tamiya primer and spray over the paint that remains? I usually start with Tamiya grey primer sand then finish up with Tamiya white primer.
i dont see why not i use to do that, and i found a way to strip waterbased airbrush paint off, my duster had rustoleum clear on it so i sanded it with 220 till the clear was basiclly off then soaked the model in water over night then the paint got loose and you could just scrape it off with your finger nail then i sanded down the whole body with 600 and now its readdy for primer also you can use a toothbrush for hard to get places.
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:05 AM
1. Super Clean (although they seem to have reformulated it, last time I tried it, it was SLOW.)
2. Fume-free oven cleaner works as well as the fumes-included, and doesn't stink nearly as bad. Also much safer for you. Yes, you will need to use a couple of shots, but it works, and is the preferred method for stripping resin.
3. Whestley's Bleche-Wite whitewall cleaner. A little slow, but works well. As it's not as caustic, it's also very safe for most models.
4. Ammonia. Stinks to high heaven, but effective, make sure to use it in a sealed box to both prevent evaporation and fumigating your house!
5. I haven't tried alcohol, but may next; I have some very stubborn paint, and from what's being said, it seems to remove almost everything.
Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:50 AM
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:37 PM
I heard this stuff works wonders with stripping paint and chrome. How long does it take to work? and does it remove all paints or certan ones?
It seems to work fine on all paints so far,but to be honest,my goto stripper is Super clean.I found a place online that sells a commercial version of DPD,but it's only economically feasible by the case. It does work great on black paint that I typically find on chassis.