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#1 modelmike

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

I'm getting ready to use purple power for the first time and my question is....How many strip jobs can you get out of one swamp... or is it a one use thing????



#2 MikeyB08

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

Is it safe to assume your De-Chroming? I just used household bleach for the first time today and it did wonders. Within minutes it was clean of chrome. Purple Power... Not sure about  :P



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

No i'm stripping a bad paint job but you are right about the bleach removeing chrome... thanks



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:18 PM

Unfortunately, while bleach eats up the chrome plating in no time, it leaves behind the clear undercoat. LA's Totally Awesome degreaser or 91% isopropyl alcohol do take longer, but get the undercoat as well (if one doesn't get it all, the other will).

 

I also use both of these for stripping paint...the alky on synthetic lacquers, and the LATA on enamels. I did used to use Castrol Super Clean, which I believe is basically the same thing as the Purple Power, and it was good for quite a few rounds.


Edited by Gluhead, 16 March 2013 - 03:20 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

Some people on hear have said they use it for years. Over and over , just need to strain it through an old shirt or rag once in awhile. 



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:18 AM

The Ultimate Paint Stripping Thread

 

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



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

well the body has been soaking in the purple swamp for 12hrs with no results....will check in 24hrs



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:57 PM

I've never had much luck with Purple Power or whatever generic equivalent, but 91% isopropyl alcohol works wonders...for paint.  For chrome I have used Windex (or equivalent) with good results.


Edited by Captain Obvious, 17 March 2013 - 03:59 PM.