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Paint Strippers - What to Use?

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1 hour ago, crowe-t said:

I picked up the real Super Clean and I have the Monogram Jeep bodies soaking in it.

How long should they soak before the Tamiya Fine White primer will start coming off?

 

Normaly only overnight will remover most paint. Stubborn stuff maybe a few days. A reminder of what was typed earlier, keep it room temperature but not hot. If it is sitting out in the cold or in the basement the time is longer. If you have time in the morning pull it out and scrub away because something when you get a spot to start it goes faster. 

If you have to go to easy off read through the thread for the correct color cap, one works the other does not.

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The Easy Off with the yellow cap seems to be the correct one to use to remove paint.  I have the Jeep bodies soaking in the Super Clean and the Tamiya Fine White Primer is loosening a bit.  I've had to scrape the paint with a toothpick to scrape off the primer but it's taking a lot of time.

Will the Easy Off work faster and loosen the paint/primer more?

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I use 91% rubbing alcohol.  works for me and doesn't damage plastic. you'll have to fight it a little. i submerse the whole model, use a tooth brush, toothpicks, both wood and plastic, old credit cards for scraping etc etc.  and slowly chip away at it. you're not going to get it all off in one shot. when it starts not coming off easy, re submerse it and come back to it later. Don't skimp on the strength.  50 and 70 % alcohol wont work.

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Hi,

My building endeavors are mediocre at best and I end up stripping the body and chassis about half a dozen times or so.

Hence I consider myself a stripping king.  And what I use are both SuperClean and 99% alcohol.

Of course I do end up marring the plastic a bit after half a dozen strips or so, the paint and primer are gone.

Incidentally and to veer a bit off topic, the most friendly primer I have used which fills in the damaged plastic is Alclad micro filler/primer.  It has a most wonderful sheen to it and repairs my scarring.

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I have always used Dot3 brake fluid, and it has stripped everything from the plastic over night. It does soften any filler as well, but if your at the point of dipping to remove paint, maybe a little filler practise is needed too.

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For me the "mr musscle" oven cleaner works the best on car paint from spray cans.

I always use acrylic car paint, but it's hard to remove, oven cleaner gives the best result for this kind of paint.

It is advisable to wear latex gloves and avoid inhalation of the vapors, after 20 minutes you clean all the parts with with lukewarm water and a small brush.

For de-chroming it's also very effective.

The other remover i use is a indoor floor cleaner "Blue Wonder" what i use for the Tamiya, Revell or Vallejo paints.

This cleaner is friendlier for your skin and lungs.

Hermann.

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