Customs: Need Help: Paint Removal

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Mmk-, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Mmk-

    Mmk- New Member

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    Hey, I'm looking for a way to completely redo a custom of mine without buying another figure, I would paint over this paintjob, but some of the detailed areas are full of paint already and I don't want to loose any of them with another layer. Anyone have any ideas on how to completely strip the paint off?

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  2. RageD

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    Isoproypl Alcholol in 99% concentration has been working like a charm for me. Let soak for an hour or so and scrub with a toothbrush to remove paint. Doesn't seem to soften the plastic either.
     
  3. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    toothbrush is good, but if you can get a hold of it, filter paper works wonderfully

    but ill 2nd the IPA, i use 100%, 70% takes too long, 1 hr soak the part or just apply the IPA over the part and let it sit on it
     
  4. MacrossFA19

    MacrossFA19 That son of a bitch!!!

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    All right, question time.

    1. What kinda, brand, paint is it?
    2. How was said paint applied?
    3. How fine are the details?

    Mac
     
  5. Mmk-

    Mmk- New Member

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    Nice, good to know.. I had 40% laying around so i tried that and I was getting absolutely nowhere.. I'm gona get some stronger stuff. Thanks a ton.

    Thx

    Airbrushed testers chrome, and the same in black over some areas, and the same paint for details applied with a brush. Any suggestions? For now I'm going to try what the other guy's have mentioned.



    Thanks a lot everyone, I'll post how it goes in a bit
     
  6. MacrossFA19

    MacrossFA19 That son of a bitch!!!

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    Enamels?
     
  7. kaotic504

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    has anyone tried Goof Off? i used it and it doesn't seem to hurt the plastic too much. it may be etching into the plastic, but i've got to test it some more.
     
  8. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    by my guess, any straight up non polar solvent removes paint, you can try diluted gasoline maybe as well
     
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    Ok I just did this brake oil dot 3!! soak it in there. It did not hurt the platic in an hour it was complete clean. I used a toothbrush to scrape it off.
     

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