Customs: Removing 'Future/Klear'

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  1. Bovril

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    I've heard that windowlene (ammonia based window cleaner) is good for removing Future, is that correct?

    Is it likely to strip the acrylic paint underneath as well?

    Thanks :) 
     
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    All that info is a bit boggling. Would I be right in thinking that anything I use to remove Klear is also going to remove the (acrylic) paint beneath as well?
     
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    Boggling? Why?

    Yes, you run the risk of it, but it's not necessarily the case.
     
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    Um... well for starters I wouldn't know whether I was working on Plastic, Vinyl or Resin... Secondly, I didn't see a specific mention of Klear in those threads, and I didn't see anything about tactically removing just the top layer - lol.
    Perhaps I missed something, normally very tired by the time I get a chance to browse the forums.
     
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    Basically, I was just sourcing my points. Also, Future is acrylic, so it's water based. Klear is also acrylic, and seems to be much like Future. Those two threads are our extensive resources on Future and removing paint.

    If you're only trying to remove the top coat, you may not by default remove a layer of paint, but the risk is highly probable that you will.

    Honestly, the times I've needed to remove a top coat (generally the color + Future), I end up at least repainting a top coat + Future, but my aim was to do so anyways.

    I hope that helps :) 
     

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