Fastest way to remove paint from toys

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  1. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

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    Doing a custom work, and I'm removing Classics Red Alert's red paint along his base. I've been using 91% alcohol, but the going is slow using q-tips.

    Is there some other solution that would remove the paint faster, while not damaging the plastic?
     
  2. Ratchets Hatch

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    Nail polish will remove paint, but it may also wash out the color of the plastic - not recommended. In my experience, alcohol and an old toothbrush is the best way to do it.
     
  3. Wyvern

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    Let the parts soak in alcohol. The paints comes right off..
     
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    Isopropyl Alcohol was what I used to remove the paint apps on Wal-Mart Breakaway. :thumbs2: 
     
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    vr6mitch Sonic Engineer/Architect

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    This would be best answered in the Radicons forum, but i've always used an alcohol bath and elbow grease if necessary
     
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    Damn, I'm out :( 
     
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    the best one i've used but very toxic. castrol super clean. much faster than alcohol. it literally just comes off with water or just wipe it out. this does both factory and the paint you've applied.

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    required:

    - gloves
    - mask
    -a container you can soak it in.
    - adult supervision for kids

    just like alcohol. do not soak clear plastic parts. it will become brittle. other than those parts it doesn't affect tf plastic.

    you can also reuse it multiple times.

    try googling "purple stuff" and "remove paint." this will always come up.

    demonstration on the video it even shows the solution removes EVEN the primer.
     
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    Be good to find out what the active ingredient is in that so people in other countries can find a local version.
     
  9. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    seali_me is that engine degreaser?
     
  10. G60Force

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    No it's the stuff BP used in the Atlantic :D 
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    The fastest way is almost always available on the 4th of July: Fireworks! Let's see the paint survive that! :lol 

    I've always just wet sanded a piece and taken the paint off that way.

    You need:
    Wet/Dry Sandpaper
    Gloves (thick gloves)
    Breath mask
    Enamel paint thinner

    Basically you're wet sanding the figure, but instead of using water you're just substituting that with Enamel thinner. I find it works quite well, but it will take some elbow grease.
     
  12. Gen. Magnus

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    Wow, that degreaser was fantastic. I think I'll look into getting some of that ASAP.
     
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    yup.

    remember:

    - Gloves
    - Mask
    - and adult supervision.

    @wyvern, i think so. read the lable for the ingredients and look it up online. pretty scary stuff.
     

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