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I'm trying to remove a huge amount of paint build up on a paint stand I acquired. I dunked it into an open container of Purple Power which I'm guessing is a generic Castrol Super Clean. It's barely touched it. Am I doing it wrong by not having it sealed up, the generic Purple Power lacking strength or am I expecting too much of it?  If I'm expecting too much of it, any suggestions?

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Mike

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It all depends on what type of paint(s) are on your stand. Super Clean won't do anything to most lacquers.

I would do what gotnitro suggested, since you're not stripping paint off part and just rub down your paint stand with lacquer thinner until it's cleaned up to where you want it.

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It also depends a great deal on what your paint stand is made of.

If it's metal, I agree, just soak it in lacquer thinner.

If it's plastic, you can probably still use lacquer thinner, but just wipe it down, don't soak it.

The others are right, Super Clean works great for removing paint from model bodies, but for a heavy build up, it likely won't do much short of soaking it for a couple of weeks.

 

Craig is technically correct about lacquers resistance to Super Clean.

The secret there lies in the primer.

If there is primer under the lacquer, the Super Clean will dissolve it making the lacquer slide off in sheets.

I use it all of the time on lacquer and as long as there is primer under it, it works very well.

But in this circumstance, it's probably not going to be the answer.

 

This is part of the reason why I prefer the "disposable" paint stand. :D

 

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Steve

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17 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

It also depends a great deal on what your paint stand is made of.

If it's metal, I agree, just soak it in lacquer thinner.

If it's plastic, you can probably still use lacquer thinner, but just wipe it down, don't soak it.

The others are right, Super Clean works great for removing paint from model bodies, but for a heavy build up, it likely won't do much short of soaking it for a couple of weeks.

 

Craig is technically correct about lacquers resistance to Super Clean.

The secret there lies in the primer.

If there is primer under the lacquer, the Super Clean will dissolve it making the lacquer slide off in sheets.

I use it all of the time on lacquer and as long as there is primer under it, it works very well.

But in this circumstance, it's probably not going to be the answer.

 

This is part of the reason why I prefer the "disposable" paint stand. :D

 

image.jpeg.47b5ddb676326ddc491eb29c134a1b83.jpeg

 

 

 

 

Steve

What Steve said x 2..^^^^^^

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