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hi guys, im having a problem trying to strip old paint from an old build-up, i usually soak everything needing striped in castrol super clean with no problems, however this ones not working....the paint started to lift but thats as far as it seems it wants to go,still firmly attached. any ideas that wont hurt it? the model has been soaking for about 1 month now and for some reason it just doesnt want to budge? stumped...........thanks mark

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Mark:

Try hitting it with a toothbrush with good stiff strokes, and that should help break off anything that's loose and perhaps get something that isn't off.

I would further suggest after removing the stuff that's loose, you might have more success with removing what's left. If worst comes to worst, you might want to consider changing soaks to something like DOT-3 brake fluid or Simple Green.

I've also had very good luck with Easy-Off oven cleaner (I use the fumeless so it doesn't stink as much,) and Whestley's Bleche-White whitewall cleaner.

I've also had a little luck with ammonia.

Charlie Larkin

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I've tried many things over the years, but now i used Caustic Soda, cheap to buy, simple to use, and never found a paint that it can't remove and does no harm to the plastic,

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Scuff up the paint with something like 220 or 280 grit to crack the surface, of course keeping away from obliterating any detail. I swear by oven cleaner that I get at Big Lots, or any dollar store should have it. Skip the lemon scented ones and go for the full-strength product.

Bob

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Scuff up the paint with something like 220 or 280 grit to crack the surface, of course keeping away from obliterating any detail. I swear by oven cleaner that I get at Big Lots, or any dollar store should have it. Skip the lemon scented ones and go for the full-strength product.

Bob

Yes, some over cleaners do work, as there main ingredient is ..... Caustic Soda, Mr Muscle was a very good one over here, until they weakened the mixture

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hi guys, thanks for the tips ! the paint will only try to lift or bubble in spots here and there.....ill probably have to try some of them on her,i cant even get the bubbled areas to come off yet with the tooth brush so far. thanks again guys ! mark

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hi guys, thanks for the tips ! the paint will only try to lift or bubble in spots here and there.....ill probably have to try some of them on her,i cant even get the bubbled areas to come off yet with the tooth brush so far. thanks again guys ! mark
Use Scale cote,it's about $10 a bottle,I bought 2 the summer of 2008 and I'm still using it,just pour enough over the body,and let it sit,overnight and you should be good to go,just don't use the whole bottle at that time I found out with this stuff less is better,I just stripped an old 73 Dodge Truck,it was painted flat black,now it's back to white plastic!,also a little trick I learned is after you strip the paint off,wash it,and dry it ,and take a clean paper towel and pour some on it,and wipe down the body,and it makes it look as if it was never painted!I got a decent 73 builder Dodge truck for under $30 ,this stuff is priceless to me,I have stripped over 100 or so cars with 2 bottles of the stuff,so it's worth the $10 !

Steve Ketterer

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