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I just bought a can of testors one coat lacquer and after spraying the body of my model, bubbles appeared all over the place i was wondering what i did wrong but mainly i want to know how to strip the lacquer off. would this stuff work?

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DOT-3 brake fluid will take it off in a flash! The Testors Lacquers are almost like the enamals in terms of softness (not in quality, as the lacquers are much better if you have a LIGHT TOTCH and a good base coat), so if it takes off the enamals, it should take of the lacquers.

As you probably know, Brake fluid is VERY DANGERIOUS to to work with; so take extreme caution and were eye and hand protection, and use it outside.

One more thing for the lacquers, If you apply it over a bare unprimed body, you might get problems (Like BUBBLES, CRAZING, and who knows what)). So I reccomend primeing your body with your best brand of primer that ya use, followed by your base color coat so the final color has something to bite onto and so it dosen't bleed through, and then attack it with the Lacquers color of your choice!

Hope this helps...

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Oh I forgot, I heard Simple Green sometimes works and soemtimes dosen't... I think it only takes off certan types of paint and might leave a residue thats really hard to get off. Yeah it's safer, but I never tried it and I don't know how long it takes to remove paint

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That's weird. I one time tested it on a scrapper body by putting light coats on, and it made spots on the body along with lightly crazing some parts of it.

Guess the "thickness" of the body counts.

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DOT-3 brake fluid will take it off in a flash! The Testors Lacquers are almost like the enamals in terms of softness (not in quality, as the lacquers are much better if you have a LIGHT TOTCH and a good base coat), so if it takes off the enamals, it should take of the lacquers.

As you probably know, Brake fluid is VERY DANGERIOUS to to work with; so take extreme caution and were eye and hand protection, and use it outside.

One more thing for the lacquers, If you apply it over a bare unprimed body, you might get problems (Like BUBBLES, CRAZING, and who knows what)). So I reccomend primeing your body with your best brand of primer that ya use, followed by your base color coat so the final color has something to bite onto and so it dosen't bleed through, and then attack it with the Lacquers color of your choice!

Hope this helps...

Does the brake fluid not hurt the plastic? I need to strip a body that I just painted and the head went screwy and messed up the paint.

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If you use DOT-3 it won't harm the plastic, but DOT-5 might melt it from what I heard. Also, what paint did you use? If you used the hobby paints (Tamiya, Testors Enamals/Lacquers, Plastikote and Valspar odds 'n ends), it should get it off in about 2-5 hours depending on the how much you put applied on. If it's automotive/hardware paints (dupicolor, wal-mart and other hardware paints), expect it to come off in about 5 days to 3 weeks, again depending on the coats of paints you applied and the time you did them. If their clear coated, it may take a little longer.

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DOT 5 will brobably not do anything to it, as it is silicone based. That's why the motorcycle guys use it, it won't damage their high dollar paint jobs like glycol base DOT 3 and 4 will.

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Thank you all for the help. the 91% isopropol alcohol worked wonders.

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