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TedUSA

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I really goofed up on two of my missiles for the Mig build. They were fine and I decided to make them "better"---total crash. I decided to "borrow" the same two missiles from my identical Mig Kit. looking back at the ruined missiles, I was wondering about stripping the paint off of them. EXPERIMENT TIME: I soaked [immersed] both of them in neat Isopropyl Alcohol 91% [bought this at the pharmacy] for over 4 hours.The picture below is the result. Of course that masking had been removed before I ruined the overall paint job. When I pulled the missiles out of the container of IPA, all I had to do was gently brush the paint away with an old toothbrush. I had not seen this paint stripping idea anywhere else so I wanted to share it here. Give it a try sometime?




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NOTE: I would like to add this post from the trumpeter 1/48 super sabre photo build diary by srp71 [simon]. rustygunns [Dave] added a great tip that I think should be shared here. I posted another comment that had a paint related idea in it. tried to post the part about Mr Surfacer in build forum but the page went wonky--I'll try again later.

Dave noted that he used 91% IPA to smooth out Mr Surfacer rather than sanding and that it worked especially well in tight areas where sanding was a nightmare.

I then added a comment about using IPA to smooth some paint on a small part:

"...That is a great tip about using the IPA to smooth out Mr Surfacer. I had applied Mr Surfacer 1000 to a troublesome area around the front of the wing root on the Mig I am building. I kept applying, sanding, applying, sanding, etc. and could not get it to look right. I finally accepted the result and was cleaning the model off for some primer. When I wiped it down with some IPA I got too much on the rag and it removed some of the Mr Surfacer! That was just a lucky coincidence for me. Yesterday I had painted a small part with with enamel and a brush. It looked horrible becasue I got the paint too thick and it had brush marks in it. For some reason I just dipped the part in IPA briefly and when I pulled it out-- the paint was thinned and smooth like glass. You have to be careful to hold the part so that any excess will drip off. I flicked the hemostat I was using  to hold the part with my finger and then barely touched the drop to a paper towel--it wicked the excess IPA/paint off. The surface dryed immediately and I put it aside. That was the same time I got the idea to soak a paint disaster [two missiles] in a container of IPA to completey remove all the paint. It took about 4+ hours but it worked perfectly. I also use the 91% becasue it is much cheaper than the 99% and I can get the 91% at the local pharmacy. They stare at me each time I go in and buy 4 bottles of it at a time!
NOTE: I am going to post this info in the painting forum..."

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Hi Guys,
Just wanted to add that yesterday had to strip down around 12 layers of various paints/oils/washes/varnish and used for it Fairy Power Spray. Effect is very good - after 45 minutes of having it on my model (1/48 scale F-117) used old toothbrush and brushed away all layers of paint. It took a fair 30 min, but plastic is intact and all paint/primer/etc gone :-) Highly recommended!

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Christian,

that is the fasted method  have seen recorded for paint removal. especially for an entire model. glad it worked so well! thanks for sharing that.

 


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I stripped a whole 1/35 tank fully coated with tamiya acrylics in 10 minutes.
I squirted it all over,left it for 1 min and watched the paint ooze off,Then gave it a wiggle in a bucket of water, rinse and repeat, left tank perfectly clean and ready for a re-paint.
The product in UK is called Cillit Bang, power cleaner Grease and Sparkle.
Not sure sure how it will work with enamals or other paints but it never harmed any plastics
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gr4h4m
I stripped a whole 1/35 tank fully coated with tamiya acrylics in 10 minutes.
I squirted it all over,left it for 1 min and watched the paint ooze off,Then gave it a wiggle in a bucket of water, rinse and repeat, left tank perfectly clean and ready for a re-paint.
The product in UK is called Cillit Bang, power cleaner Grease and Sparkle.
Not sure sure how it will work with enamals or other paints but it never harmed any plastics


Hi I'm Barry Scott ! Lol
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Hi I'm Barry Scott! lol






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Haha i never heard of him before ,he has a lot to answer to lol
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Hahaha how many bottles is Barry going to need to strip that lol
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Hahaha how many bottles is Barry going to need to strip that lol


I misunderstood! I thought that you were telling us that YOU were Barry!! I changed part of my post. sorry bout that!

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I'm going to try this on car paint. I'll let you guys know if it works.
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