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#1 Mark Onofri

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Posted 13 July 2023 - 03:39 PM

I've been using denatured alcohol or everclear to remove acrylic paint for a while now. I happened to notice this and, I figured I'd give it a try.

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Posted 13 July 2023 - 03:43 PM

The instructor said: apply library to affected areas. Wait for swelling to occur.
Ooops! Wrong bottle .
Anyway, here are the pictures ( next post) I have no idea what type of paint was used, I'm just guessing that it's acrilic. I'll try it on laqour and enamel next.

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Posted 13 July 2023 - 03:46 PM

Seems to have worked quite well 🙂. It's not that this is a rare one, I just can't get one in time for the next race.
I'll post the finished work before Wednesday, I hope.
Anyone else tried this?

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Posted 13 July 2023 - 06:47 PM

We used to be able to get a "body wash" for removing paint overspray. It wasn't limited to just acrylics. I think the RC company Bolink was one company that sold it. Some people had "homebrews" too.


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Posted 14 July 2023 - 11:05 AM

I was wondering if there was a solvent for polycarbonate paint and found some useful information about Tamiya brand paints.Hopefully this helps some racers out there.

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Posted 14 July 2023 - 12:12 PM

Is that a body wash or, paint remover?
Billnh, I think the stuff you referenced melts the body.
One thing I know for sure is a heat gun will not work. A propane torch won't work either.

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Posted 14 July 2023 - 04:05 PM

I've used Bolink. It doesn't eat body material. When I was racing, I always kept at least one new body around per class. I never had to paint a body in the parking lot, but I stepped on one going down some stairs. It was not useable afterwards.


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Posted 14 July 2023 - 04:30 PM

All the stars and planets must be aligned. Before I could say" ain't no cure for the summer time blues" it ate through this 1988 laqour!!!!! Whooohoo!!! Finally, something that does what it's supposed to do!!!
Speaking of stripers, 🤔,......

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Posted 16 July 2023 - 09:50 PM

I couldn't leave it alone. Here it is,striped, almost completely. It seems to have left a hazy appearance. Might be scratches from the original painter.
One thing with these.000001 thick bodies is that they are VERY susceptible to almost anything but water. It developed quite a few splits. This might be existing stress risers that were pushed to catastrophic failure. Or, I just didn't notice them before 🤔.

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