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#1 Rotorranch

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:26 PM

What's the best stuff to use for stripping paint from clear bodies? I have a pretty nice Indy Eagle I got off ePay that a previous owner painted dog doo brown. I'd like to strip it and repaint it correctly.

 

I have used EZ Off oven cleaner to strip paint from car parts, and brake fluid to strip plastic models. But I have not tried stripping clear bodies yet. I don't want to make a mess of this Eagle body.

 

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:58 PM

I like to use 90% alcohol for paint stripping.  It seems to work on all the hard-bodied cars, can't say that I've tried it on clear plastic yet!


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

I'd say it all depends what type of paint it is, which you can only guess at.

If it was painted years ago, it's probably either enamel or lacquer.

 

If it were mine, I'd first try to find a painted part that will be trimmed off later anyway,

and start doing experiments on it. Use the friendliest liquids first, then start going more caustic until you succeed.

 

While you experiment on the "patch", I'd throw it in a water and liquid soap solution and go from there.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:06 PM

Jeff, I use Castrol Super Clean.  It works great on most paints. Usually black and silver are the hardest to remove with any kind of strippers.

 

Do not leave the body in too long (days) as some clear bodies take on a purple tint. 

 

Check progress every few hours and help it along with a toothbrush. You can use a toothpick to get into tight areas where needed to loosen stuff up. 

 

By the way, I think you won an AMT McLaren from me on Ebay today, thanks.

 

It's a real nice car, I think you will like it.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:57 PM

The red one Joe?

 

I am looking forward to seeing it!

 

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

Yes, that's the one. Hope you like it  :good:


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:32 PM

Parma Faskolor makes a body wash that is a pretty good paint remover. It seems to be similar to the Bolink body wash for RC bodies.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:45 PM

Will it remove lacquers or enamels as well as acrylics?


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:21 PM

You may want to use a water based liquid mask on the windows like Parma or Bob Dively liquid mask.

On styrene, I have used both brake fluid and denatured alcohol - not isopropyl alcohol.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:13 AM

Will it remove lacquers or enamels as well as acrylics?


I believe so. It’s been a while since I tried


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