Paint stripping clean question

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I had to strip the paint on this dash , my question is this clean enough , I used drano and soft scrub and then washed it with dawn , or will the remaining paint be an issue ?008_zps98926222.jpg

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That's good for re-painting. Just be sure to prime it thoroughly.

Charlie Larkin

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Anne, I seriously doubt it . Shoot , I generally use the least expensive Brake fluid I can buy . For me , it works as good as any of the cleaners and when you have embedded paint in a finly grained area like I saw , just do as Charlie said to do, PRIME IT THOUROUGHLY !

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thanks guys . ok I did a repaint . actually came out better this time 010_zpsaedd99a4.jpg

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Very nice indeed.

Charlie Larkin

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Brake fluid to strip enamel paint?

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Brake fluid to strip enamel paint?

Yeah...some of us old guys remember spilling a little brake fluid on the fender of Dad's car, while 'helping' and then watching in horror as the paint blistered off. It works.

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OK that's pretty cool but how do I prep the body/part. For paint when I'm done striping it with brake fluid.. the reason I asked is cause if It's so harmful to the paint and It's basically an oil so It's gotta get deep in the pours to do damage like that

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Brake fluid is not a petroleum product. It rinses off squeeky clean. A wash with some Dawn an air dry and ready to re-prime

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l have seen the results after break fluid strip and it does work really good. l am going to use it next time.

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I use to use brake fluid. Til it started going Over $1.50++ a bottle!!

I have Two Models that it did Not work on,

(And they are STILL out there in it 20+ years later!!!)

an Original AMT Keaton Batmobile primed with flat black,

and a Monogram re-issued 1/32 scale Aurora 65 GTO painted good OLD Testor's #03 red!!

The Red Fish-eyed. It should have still been fairly soft when I dropped it in the Brake fluid, But....................

I have been using Wesley's (Now BLACK MAGIC) Bleche White.

Works good, Though it too has colors/paints it does not like to strip

Brown Mostly so far!!

Edited by Edsel-Dan

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WHAT ABOUT PURPLE POWER TO STRIP PAINT IS THIS ANOTHER GOOD

SUB IF YOU WANT TO TRY ALSO

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That's awesome! I got a 99 mustang cobra that started when I was 12 and did the worst rattle can job imaginable. The paint got bubbles and drips lol... I need to repaint it cause I'm dropping in a big cummins diesel and doing my own version of a death race car

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Anne it's not too bad, could possibly be a little cleaner. I use a medium, or stiff bristled toothbrush, and warm water. If it does'nt come off with that, it probably wont be coming off at all.

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