Customs: Removing Tamiya Paint?

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  1. catch22

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    I've had a TF in Super Clean for like the last 3 days, and I've only gotten a small amount of paint to come off so far. Anyone had success with something else to remove Tamiya spray paint?
     
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    I painted ratchet an aweful looking yellow. With ENAMEL with spray AND brush. I was about to chuck it, but dunked my brush (with stiff bristles) in THINNER and it worked like a charm.
     
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    I painted ratchet an aweful looking yellow. With ENAMEL with spray AND brush. I was about to chuck it, but dunked my brush (with stiff bristles) in THINNER and it worked like a charm.
     
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    Tamiya has its own brand of paint thinner that works pretty well.
     
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    Tamiya has its own brand of paint thinner that works pretty well.
     
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    let it sit in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes and see where that gets you.... or formula 409..
     
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    let it sit in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes and see where that gets you.... or formula 409..
     
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    The Tamiya thinner sounds like it would probably work best, but at this point I'm hesitant to spend money on anything that's gonna cost me too much.

    I've tried alcohol, and that didn't seem to work much, though I didn't leave it in for nearly as long as I've had it in the Super Clean.

    I'll probably try paint thinner or ammonia next. F409 is a new one to me, I'd consider that but I'm not sure I have any.
     
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    The Tamiya thinner sounds like it would probably work best, but at this point I'm hesitant to spend money on anything that's gonna cost me too much.

    I've tried alcohol, and that didn't seem to work much, though I didn't leave it in for nearly as long as I've had it in the Super Clean.

    I'll probably try paint thinner or ammonia next. F409 is a new one to me, I'd consider that but I'm not sure I have any.
     
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    stop being scared of paint thinner people. it's your friend!
     
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    stop being scared of paint thinner people. it's your friend!
     

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