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 Post subject: Removing Acrylic Paint
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:20 am 
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Anybody got some tips for this? I have some Vallejo Model Air & Model Color that needs to be gone.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:41 pm 
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I have had good luck just soaking what ever I need stripped in Windex window cleaner. I had to redo the deck of my 1/350 Tamiya !-400 and all I did was keep the deck wet with Windex and with occasional scrubbing with an old brush, the paint was of in about 10-15 minutes. About ten years ago, I took the paint off of an 1/350 Essex class carrier by spraying it with oven cleaner and sealing it in a trash bag. I left it in the bag over night and most of the paint was off after the first try. I don't care for that method as it was unhealthy and nasty. Have heard that some have had good luck doing what I did with Windex but, instead they used Simple Green. Hope this helps you in some way.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:59 pm 
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I've used Simple Green to get Model Master Acrylics off in the past to good effect. Put them in a plastic tub and sprayed the stuff on full strength and let it soak for a good half a day to a full day and then scrubbed with an old tooth brush and rinsed. Had to repeat it a few times depending on the thickness of the paint but it came off easily.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:59 am 
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Great, thanks! That is something I can definitely give a try.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:14 am 
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brake fluid DOT3

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:47 pm 
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i've used denatured alcohol... soaked the kit for a few hours.
also used an old toothbrush (soft bristled) to scrub it off and rinse.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:13 am 
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I stripped a 1/48 TBM - a big plane - using ISP and a tooth brush. It was a mess, but didn't take that long, especially if a little residue is okay when painted over.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 11:13 am 
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I use Tamiya acrylics. One day I noticed how easily my wife's gel hand soap took it off my hands . I have a big jug that I put empty bottles in with water and soap, leave them for a while and they rinse out very easily. Hardned paint takes a little scrubbing.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:23 am 
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For styrene and metal I swear by Dot 3 Brake fluid, then rinse in dishsoap and distilled water. Not good for resin, makes it rubbery.


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I get great results using Purple Power, which is basically a stronger windex type cleaner. I also use it for kit chrome parts.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:42 am 
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With Vallejo another vote for Windex window cleaner.
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