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Since the subject of stripping paint with alcohol is being discussed, I’m assuming it’s isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Since this stuff In 70% is almost like unobtainium these days much less 90%, would denatured alcohol work as a substitute. I can find plenty of this stuff in the hardware store in 95%!

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5 hours ago, JohnU said:

Since the subject of stripping paint with alcohol is being discussed, I’m assuming it’s isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Since this stuff In 70% is almost like unobtainium these days much less 90%, would denatured alcohol work as a substitute. I can find plenty of this stuff in the hardware store in 95%!

My local hardware store had several gallon cans of 99% IPA (IsoPropyl Alcohol, and India Pale Ale :)) in stock.  I was surprised myself, but since I have couple of gallons in my stash, I didn't buy another one.

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Welcome to the hobby. I've been building for around 30 years and I'm still learning. Your question has been answered pretty much with the same answers I would give. Except maybe saying easy off oven cleaner in the yellow can removes paint too. I sometimes use primer, and sometimes I don't. This Mack cab was painted early this morning with a lacquer paint. One coat no primer. 

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12 minutes ago, James Maynard said:

Welcome to the hobby. I've been building for around 30 years and I'm still learning. Your question has been answered pretty much with the same answers I would give. Except maybe saying easy off oven cleaner in the yellow can removes paint too. I sometimes use primer, and sometimes I don't. This Mack cab was painted early this morning with a lacquer paint. One coat no primer. 

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I’m trying the no primer approach on my next build james my Revell 359 Pete is on the back burner lots of painting errors etc so I boxed it up and after my next 3 builds I’m gonna strip it and start over. Thanks for your input. Mike

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Just now, Peterbilt359 said:

I’m trying the no primer approach on my next build james my Revell 359 Pete is on the back burner lots of painting errors etc so I boxed it up and after my next 3 builds I’m gonna strip it and start over. Thanks for your input. Mike

Your cab looks amazing James very clean. You airbrush or rattle can? Mike

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