Customs: SWTF paint removal?

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  1. planetjacker

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    For those of you who have bashed an SWTF how did you remove the factory paint? I am working on an ARC-170 and the red and white on wings and legs are just not coming off with my usual removal methods (iso). I would try something more caustic but am worried about damaging the plastic.

    Any help is welcome. Thanks.
     
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    The red on Classics Jetfire is the same way, I just ended up painting over it.
     
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    I'll have to find another way as the color I'm painting is lighter than what is already there.
     
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    Why not just primer and then paint?

    You could get it covered with a grey primer and then paint over that.

    What is your final color?
     
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    I'm hoping for not having too much of a paint build up. I am converting it to a starscream so the colors are a lighter red and other starscream colors.

    I'll try some paint thinners or such this weekend. I may end up changing my ideas after that.
     

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