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TedUSA

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I did some crazy stuff with the cans for my Mig. I mixed enamel and lacquer and brushed over it with IPA. Not sure what I thought I would achieve. What I created was a mess. I need a recommendation for what the best product is to strip all the paint off of a model [styrene]. Thanks!

i just googled my question and found:

1.paint stripper
2.formula 409 X 2 days
3.Brake fluid X 2 hours
4_________________????????

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Oh... noooo :-( Feel sorry for you! But that's a good question I would love to have an answer what to do in emergency. Anyone?

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I used cellulose thinners watered down for my Hawk
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But be warned this can melt, Ruin, Destroy, Distort ,Knacker,Kill !!!!!!!!!!  Your Model  [eek][eek][eek][eek][eek]
I tried my mix on the spur first to see if it melted it [eek][eek][eek][eek][eek] and it will if its to strong i painted a bit of the spur with the same paint id put on the model left it to dry then wiped it down with the watered down thinners
left it over night to see what reaction it had on the plastic 
Please if you try this test it first then test again !!!!!!!
wouldn't want you to trash your model!!!!!!!!!

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Alec67,
Thanks. I had read your thread about having to strip your entire model but forgot! I guess I would need to order the cellulose thinner? I have not found anyone locally that has ever heard of cellulose thinner. I checked at an artist shop, the hardware paint sections,and the two hobby stores in my area. FORTUNATELY all I need to strip right now are the cans, not the entire model. I'll let everyone know what I use and what happens--THANKS

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Ted,
Cellulose is just another name for lacquer thinner here in the US. 

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Ted,
    Here in the Uk I use fairy power spray to remove paint. don't know if you get that in the USA.
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Ted
Here is an Youtube video about Fairy Power Spray - have a look!

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Hi Ted
Another name for the thinners is two pack thinners (2k Thinners)its the stuff they use to paint cars with
i used to work in a body shop as a Mechanic and it was some thinners they had left over before the painters changed to water based paint 
its strong stuff and the odour is mind blowing but it will remove any paint from most things
and melt most plastics if used neat 


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The safest method I have found is DOT4 Brake fluid, the stuff that goes in  your cars braking system, removes even the toughest paint and leaves the plastic untouched, just needing a thorough wash in detergent then start again, did this on the Mustang I built recently, in fact twice on the same dam kit.
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I really appreciate EVERY reply. This is the way that we can help the site and each other. I decided this afternoon to go with the brake fluid. I had seen a comment on a forum that said to coat the part in the Brake fluid, then place it in a zip lock bag for about 20 minutes and check it. I wound up falling asleep and the cans stayed in the bag for several hours. I would say that 99.5% of the paint came off. I used water, liquid soap, and a toothbrush for most of the cleanup. I had to finish it off with some light sanding and scribing the paint out of some deep lines I had scribed in the exhausts. All clean now and ready for round two paint. Pics with several layers of paint on the cans are in my Mig Build thread.


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Ted,
Cellulose is just another name for lacquer thinner here in the US. 


Neil,
Thank you for clearing that up! Unfortuantely I went to two places that have complete paint centers. no one seems to know what is used to thin lacquer. ??????

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Ted using the lacqeur method is way too risky on plastic, because its a "Hot PetroChemical", even diluted with water it softens and distorts plastic, I only use it to thin paint which it is designed to do, I only ever use it as a paint remover on metal, or very carefully on resin.
If you get paint residue in panel lines or as you did on the exhaust cans while the part is still in the brake fluid I use either a cocktail/toothpick or even a sewing needle in a pin vice to gently scratch the loosened paint out.
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Ted using the lacqeur method is way too risky on plastic, because its a "Hot PetroChemical", even diluted with water it softens and distorts plastic, I only use it to thin paint which it is designed to do, I only ever use it as a paint remover on metal, or very carefully on resin.
If you get paint residue in panel lines or as you did on the exhaust cans while the part is still in the brake fluid I use either a cocktail/toothpick or even a sewing needle in a pin vice to gently scratch the loosened paint out.
Gary


Gary,
Thanks very much for that info re lacquer thinner. I went for the first thing that I could get my hands on and that was the brake fluid. During the cleanup I used a toothbrush, q-tips, toothpicks, wire, and a small dental tool. I was very happy with the results.

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    Here in the Uk I use fairy power spray to remove paint. don't know if you get that in the USA.


Matt,
thanks for identifying that product. I thought I was nuts the first time I read it in a forum!

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Here is an Youtube video about Fairy Power Spray - have a look!

cheers

Christian




Christian, thanks for that link. Love the guys accent and he also shows a great idea--using a "spin brush" type toothbrush for cleanup!

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