Customs: How effective is the engine de-greaser method...

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  1. Drpee

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    ...for removing paint? Ive read the tut on here but i just wanted to get some more opinions on it before i go out and buy some.
    My latest project didnt come out as well as i had hoped and i am really disappointed as i have spent a lot of money on extras and paint for it so i dont want to just give up on it. Its been painted with acrylic automotive airbrush paint and sealed with future floor polish. Rubbing alcohol eventually rubs the paint off but its a long and labour intensive process, not to mention wasteful and rubbing alcohol costs a fortune over here for some odd reason. In the tut it said the engine de-greaser removes paint easily, will it do a better job than the alcohol will?
    If anybody has had experiance with this stuff please let me know.
    Thanks!
     
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    are you letting the parts soak?
     
  3. Drpee

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    I didnt intend to because the toy has electronics in it, i was hoping to use something that i could put on a sponge or a toothbrush and scrub off.
     
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    you could take it apart, except for the electronic parts, and let those soak.
     
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    No its too big and complicated to take apart. Beyond my skill level. I wonder if the alcohol would do any severe damage to the electronics though?
     
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    Im not sure, but I dont THINK that alcohol would affect the electronics if you were to soak the entire figure..... I dont think.. please dont hurt me if im wrong..
     

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