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 Post subject: Paint removal
PostPosted: Mon 16 Oct 2006 19:27 pm 
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Hi,
I know the trick about putting a model in a bag with oven cleaner to remove the paint, but does anyone have any good ways of removing just some of the paint? In this case I'm thinking of the upper surfaces of a 1/72 Wildcat which I messed up. The lower surfaces are fine...


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I wouldn't follow my advice untill I'm backed up, but would masking off the surface solve the problem? Or would the Oven cleaner dig underneath the tape?

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I think it would follow the concurve of the plastic and bury into and under the masking tape eating it and the paint away. Your best bet is with a little bit of O/C on a cloth just rub down the surface. Or Deodrant works just spray some on and rub it's a brill paint stripper!!!

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug 2007 16:27 pm 
Does the oven cleaner "eat" or melt the plastic & its detail at all?


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No, I don't believe so, although I've never done it myself.

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You could always use Car Paint Stripper like Greg has done on his Meteor
http://gregers.7.forumer.com/viewtopic. ... 7&start=60

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Excalibur wrote:
Does the oven cleaner "eat" or melt the plastic & its detail at all?


it never has with me and ive left it on over night when ive forgoten about it. The only thing you need to do is give it a scrub with a toothbrush to get the pait out of the panel lines. Also if you have particularly stubborn paint then you may need another coat.

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If you are going to use paint-stripper or oven-cleaner by hand you must ENSURE that you PROTECT your SKIN and more importantly your EYES.....Both of these substances are truly evil! :evil:

Sorry to harp on but I feel this is VERY IMPORTANT. :!:

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Why what happens: :blob:

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Why what happens: :blob:


It burns your skin. It's very strong stuff.


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I think this site sums up the issues with oven-cleaner and paint-stripper quite well:

http://www.purdue.edu/dp/envirosoft/housewaste/house/ovencl.htm

http://www.purdue.edu/dp/envirosoft/housewaste/house/solvent.htm


Please be careful with this sort of stuff guys! :!:

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:o yikes!

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On the subject of masking would white glue work as a masking medium or would mr.muscle eat that too??

On the subject of chemicals-yes be careful,far from being a nanny state preacher :roll: :roll:
At work we have a traffic film remover...and neat it will remove your skin,and i do not joke here.
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On the subject of masking would white glue work as a masking medium or would mr.muscle eat that too??


I couldn't swear to it but I'd be fairly confident that oven-cleaner would devour white glue in an instant! :evil:

I'll be stripping some old Pz.IIIs shortly so I might put a dab of PVA on the underside of one and see what happens! :wink:

I will be wearing gloves, mask and goggles when I do it mind you! :!:

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Hi guys

Is there anything less agressive that could be used, say wipe-on-wipe-off-wise?

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Regrettably most paint removers need to be pretty aggressive to function! :wink:

I have used 'Nitromors' to remove paint from metal figures by brushing it on, allowing it to attack the paint and then scrubbing off with a toothbrush. However 'Nitromors' is nasty stuff too, nitric acid based I believe, so gloves, goggles and plenty of ventilation are still neccessary. :idea:

http://www.tooled-up.com/ManProduct.asp?PID=127946&MAN=Nitromors-A-P-Paint-And-Varnish-Remover-500ml

http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/household-products/nitromors-master-craftsman-paint-and-varnish-remover/381422/

'Nitromors' is, in my opinion, merely one step less unpleasant and hazardous than oven cleaner. I've never used this stuff to remove paint from plastic kits so I am unsure whether it would attack the plastic or not, although I rather doubt it. :?

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Hi all,
new to the site, got lost coming from Britmodeller!
Safer option for stripping old paint is Fairy powerspray, it works!
The only down side is you get stuck with the washing up, the things we do for the hobby!!

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Sgt.Squarehead wrote:
'Nitromors' is, in my opinion, merely one step less unpleasant and hazardous than oven cleaner. I've never used this stuff to remove paint from plastic kits so I am unsure whether it would attack the plastic or not, although I rather doubt it. :?


when ive used it it has attacked the plastic and pretty quickly too but that was the varnish remover though.
n you could try it on a peice of scrap sprue to see what happens though. :)

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 Post subject: Fairy Power Spray
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I have heard about this being able to strip paint?

Can it do enamel paint?

How long do I have to wait and how do I do it  :oops:

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