Easy to repaint dicast?

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  1. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I looked in radicons, but I couldn't find a simple answer to my liking -

    Is it easy to strip/repaint G1 metal? I've got a G1 Trailbreaker that is in need of a new paint job on his hood.

    Is it just a matter of soaking/scrubbing in alcohol, and then spraying a primer and top coat? I saw something about oven-off, does that work better than alcohol?

    As for paint, I would just use spray paint - will a primer and a couple coats of gloss black do the trick?
     
  2. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    yeah, super easy.

    i've never heard of using alcohol to strip paint? you mean acetone? brake fluid works well and i used to use concentrated pine sol as well, not sure if they changed the formula on that but try brake fluid, it should be in your garage.

    for the primer i would recommend getting a "self etching" primer....it fuses to the zinc for more scratch resistance.
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    Thanks, I will try the brake fluid.
     
  4. sto_vo_kor_2000

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    I found oven cleaner does a great job too.

    And believe it or not......A Can of Coke or Pepsi.

    Just soak the dicast parts in ether and let it dry in the sun.The paint will peal right off.
     
  5. 1987olds442

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    You can also soak the parts in oven cleaner to strip the paint off as well. Then wash, prime, and then paint :) 
     
  6. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I'm not being picky here, I honestly don't want someone to try and do something silly. When you say "soak the diecast parts in ether," did you actually mean "ether" or did you miss the "i" out of "either"?
     
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    sto_vo_kor_2000 Banned

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    I left out the "i".

    I ment you could use either colas to strip paint.But coke works better.
     
  8. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I thought that was what you meant, just had images of someone trying to strip paint with ether and then suing you. :D 
     
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    That would suck.

    Althou I dont know if they can sue over advise gotten on this kind of a web site.
     
  10. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    DO NOT use brake fluid. Brake fluid is caustic and you should avoid getting it on your skin. I hate working on brakes just for that reason. There are much less toxic ways to strip paint.
     

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