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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Shelby Co.
Lacquer paint stripping
Posted by Sidewinder-03 on Friday, March 31, 2017 2:20 PM

What is the best product to use to strip Model Master Lacquer paint?

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, March 31, 2017 6:30 PM

I don't have experience with Model Master Lacquer, but last year I had to strip Tamiya lacquer from a body. I tried both Purple Power and Easy Off HD oven cleaner, which always work well on enamels, didn't touch the lacquer. But a 1 week bath in brake fluid did the trick. Took a little bit of cleaning but it all came off.

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Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

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  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Saturday, April 01, 2017 1:16 PM
Sidewinder, you asked a question that I've had run through my head more than once. I'll be using pretty much only lacquer paints, and a lot of it will be either Model Master or Testors. I'd be interested in reading some more tips on this subject. Hopefully I won't have to do it too often, but since I'm just getting back in the hobby I'm sure to screw up at least one paint job.

Steve

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Saturday, April 01, 2017 1:41 PM

I use disenfectant because I cant stand brake fluid (nails down a chalkboard to me!)

Plus it smells nice.

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Nigel.

 

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    November, 2003
  • From: Shelby Co.
Posted by Sidewinder-03 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 4:43 PM

What kind of disinfectant?

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, April 01, 2017 5:22 PM

This kind,think it has summat to do with the alchol content?

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by SuperFord97 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 8:20 PM

I have always used Testors Dried Paint Solvent to remove paint on my models, always worked without harming the styrene or resin.

Want something done right, you got to do it yourself.

  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:26 PM
OK. So the disinfectant and Testors Dried Paint Solvent both remove lacquer with no problems?

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:31 PM

Cant say on the testors as we dont get it over here,but the dis will remove lacquer and car can paints.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    April, 2012
Posted by Miatatom on Sunday, April 16, 2017 6:48 PM

Sidewinder-03

What is the best product to use to strip Model Master Lacquer paint?

 

I use 91% isopropyl alcohol to remove lacquers. 

Tom Shirley

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