DOT 3

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I just put my car body into brake fluid about two hours ago .I sprayed the body with Krylon paints & primer,and dropped it onto the paint booth surface :) Well what the hey one moves on.I was wondering how long does it need to soak for,overnight days etc. etc.Thanks in advance Gary Thomason

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Well I will answer my on question & continue to report,after five & one half hours It appears to be melting :D .

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Sorry about that,I will be more specific .The paint is wrinkling. B)

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Here what`s happening after fourteen hours,kinda cool I think :lol: Gary Thomason

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Here what`s happening after fourteen hours,kinda cool I think :lol: Gary Thomason

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Twenty seven hours & counting.The paint is like the meat on a good smoked Boston butt after that length of time , just falls off the bone so to speak. :lol:

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Gary, Don't waste your money on DOT 3. If you spray your cars with enamels or acrylics just use Castrol Super Clean, it's only like $7.00 per gallon. I use DOT 3 for stripping lacquer paints of models.

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Thanks for the info but, As you can see that cow has already left the barn.I bought the brake fluid from Wally world for 3.00 bucks a quart,I only needed two quarts for the stripping process.Nice to know that It will work for lacquers as well,bonus :P Thirty Five hours & things are looking good for round two at the old paint booth this weekend.

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Could there be a purpose to get the paint all wrinkled and then have it stay like that?

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I shoot with lacquers and fresh DOT3 will strip a body bare in 12 to 14 hours if its kept between 75 and 80

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i was wondering will dot 3 strip this body of laquer and paint. ive nevr tried todo this before and want to make sure before i start also one other thing will it do anything to the plastic light cover as i cant remove them. the person i bought it from put some sort of resin or putty behind the light pods as seen in pics thanks for any help

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Sorry boohoo I cannot answer your questions , this is my first time @ stripping paint & the paint that I`m stripping is enamel.Hope someone with more experience will help you.

Well here it is already to paint.The brake fluid worked great & I`m stoked about round two for this week end. :)

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