Customs: How do I do this? Strip the paint - how?!

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  1. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Hey! First I used goo-off, and it ate the plastic: turning Ricochet into Wrecked'o'shit. Someone suggested I try alcohol. So I used 50% Isopropyl Alcohol, and discovered that it cleans the paint and plastic. The new Ricochet I purchased looks nice shiny, now. Moreso than when I opened him ten minutes prior. I scrubbed hard with a Q-tip, too. What am I doing wrong?

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    Use 90% Isopropyl alcohol. You just didn't use a strong enough mixture.
     
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    Use 90% Isopropyl alcohol. You just didn't use a strong enough mixture.
     
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    What he said. 91% alcohol can be found at any Wal*Mart. That and some cotton swabs or Q-Tips and elbow grease will get the paint off.
     
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    What he said. 91% alcohol can be found at any Wal*Mart. That and some cotton swabs or Q-Tips and elbow grease will get the paint off.
     
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    Yep, that'll work....I have also used those alcohol prep pads found in first aid kits....the first aid kit at my job is always getting restocked with them...

    I wonder why...

    Hmmmm.....
     
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    Yep, that'll work....I have also used those alcohol prep pads found in first aid kits....the first aid kit at my job is always getting restocked with them...

    I wonder why...

    Hmmmm.....
     
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    Also, I usually soak a piece in some alcohol for a little while before scrubbing it off.

    In the case of Alt Ricochet, it really didn't take much time... a minute in the alcohol, and then some light rubbing with a soft cloth (or if you're ghetto like me, an old sock :)  ) and it came right off.

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    Also, I usually soak a piece in some alcohol for a little while before scrubbing it off.

    In the case of Alt Ricochet, it really didn't take much time... a minute in the alcohol, and then some light rubbing with a soft cloth (or if you're ghetto like me, an old sock :)  ) and it came right off.

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    Thanks for the advice, fellas. So I was 80 proof off, eh? Hrmm.... Well, I'll give it a shot.

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    Thanks for the advice, fellas. So I was 80 proof off, eh? Hrmm.... Well, I'll give it a shot.

    ~Z
     
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    I had to dunk Ricochet's head in a jar full of 91% iso for a few hours when I made Razerwire.
     
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    I had to dunk Ricochet's head in a jar full of 91% iso for a few hours when I made Razerwire.
     
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    When Razerwire made Razerwire? Which came first? Razerwire or Razerwire? *head explodes
     
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    When Razerwire made Razerwire? Which came first? Razerwire or Razerwire? *head explodes
     
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    That's right. I'm so awesome that I made myself. :p 
     
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    People keep talking about using alcohol, but I've had much success using airbrush thinner... commonly known as paint thinner. It thins paint. I use a Q-tip, dip it in the jar of thinner, and rub the paint off. I generally don't have to soak the part at all, I did Ricochet yesterday, removed the hood and both door flames, and it took me about 10 minutes. Airbrush thinner is widely available, got my jar at Wal-mart in the toy department for about $3 Canadian. So far, I have had no parts disintegrate or warp as a result of using it.
     
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    People keep talking about using alcohol, but I've had much success using airbrush thinner... commonly known as paint thinner. It thins paint. I use a Q-tip, dip it in the jar of thinner, and rub the paint off. I generally don't have to soak the part at all, I did Ricochet yesterday, removed the hood and both door flames, and it took me about 10 minutes. Airbrush thinner is widely available, got my jar at Wal-mart in the toy department for about $3 Canadian. So far, I have had no parts disintegrate or warp as a result of using it.
     
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    Same with iso alcohol. Only reason why I soaked Ricochet's head was because it was easier that way. A lot of the paint just fell off by itself in the container.
     

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