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  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Santa Claus, IN
Paint Remover
Posted by denmac on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 1:28 PM

I may be the last person to have discovered this, but I have just used what has to be the best paint remover on the market.  It is "Scalecoat II, Wash Away".  It is a reusable liquid. It is made by Scale Model Paint, a division of Weaver Models, Inc.  I don't own any stock in this company, but it is a fantastic product, and if you haven't tried it you should the next time you have to strip paint.  Submerge the model in the liquid for ten minutes, then brush and rinse away the paint. It's amazing!

  • Member since
    March 2010
Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 6:27 AM

denmac, was it enamel or acrylic paint?

Sounds real good. Hope I can find something like it down here in Aust. Where did you get it from?

  • Member since
    April 2007
  • From: Fort Mill, SC
Posted by johnbuzzed on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 8:42 AM

You might try 91% alchohol which is available at Walmart, drugstores, etc.  It might not work in ten minutes but it is cheap and won't eat your skin.

"You live, you learn".

John "The Buzzard" Buzzerio

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Santa Claus, IN
Posted by denmac on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 3:57 PM

Sorry for the delayed response, I've been out of town and away from computers for a couple of weeks.

I've used it for both enamel and laquer. I would suspect it would work for acrylic, too. I bought it at a hobby shop in Louisville, KY.  Your local hobby shop could probably order it, or you might try Googling it to see if it can be obtained on-line.  I paid about $11 for a bottle.  It can be re-used (I've stripped three models with it so far, so, the cost per model is less every time it is used.  Don't know yet what the limit is.).  The liquid has no negative effects on your skin. 

  • Member since
    August 2009
Posted by Ragnar on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:57 PM

Castrol Super Clean/Purple Power works very well at a much lower cost. You can buy it several places including WalMart ! I use it for every type of paint and removing chrome!

CHEERS!

Tom

CHEERS!

Tom

 Old Hot Rodders are Like Old Hot Rods, We may not be as Fast as The New Guys, But We Got There First!

  • Member since
    August 2019
Posted by Ah22783 on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:06 AM
Is there a way to remove paint say for example krylon paint and primer for example can tyou used acetone free nail polish remover can’t it strip the paint without damaging the plastic?

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