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Painting mistake
Posted by billy70 on Monday, April 17, 2017 7:04 PM

I made a mistake painting my latest body. (Revell funny car) Large runs in the paint. Should I strip it completely, or just sand it down till runs disappear?

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, April 17, 2017 10:13 PM

If you have serious sags or large runs, you will probably be better off stripping and starting over.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by billy70 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:31 AM

Okay. What is the best stripper? (Other than the girl down at thr club!)

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:39 AM

There are several acceptable strippers: 91% isopropl alcohol, Super Clean degreaser, L. A. Awesome degreaser (Dollar General), Easy-Off oven cleaner, and there is always Lola down at Toot's Gentleman's Club.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:25 AM

billy70

Okay. What is the best stripper? (Other than the girl down at thr club!)

 

Rick pretty much has you covered. The only one I would add is brake fluid, though it is not one of my favorites. I generally avoid it and only used it on a lacquer that nothing else would touch.

What type of paint are you using?

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by billy70 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:03 AM

Testor's enamel,out of a spray can.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:18 AM

For hobby enamels I use Castrol Super Clean (aka Purple Power). Pour some into a container sufficient to cover the body and let it soak. It could take anywhere from a few hours to a few days for the paint to loosen. The process can be speeded up by abrading the paint surface with course sand paper. Once the paint has loosened up, wipe it off with a paper towel or similar. Stubborn bits of paoint in crevices can be removed with a stiff toothbrush or toothpick. Wash thoroughly with mild dish detergent under warm running water.

My second favorite method for hobby enamels is Easy Off HD oven cleaner (NOT the fresh scent stuff, or whatever it is called). Wear eye protection and gloves because this stuff is nasty (contains lye). Put the body in a zip lock bag and spray it down good with the oven cleaner, then seal the bag. Every hour or two move things around to ensure complete coverage. Takes about a day or two. Clean as with the Super Clean.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by billy70 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:20 PM

Thanx, I'll try the Castrol siper clean...

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Posted by billy70 on Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:37 AM

Thanx guys, the Castrol Super Clean worked well ! I now have a clean body, to start over. Thanks once again for the help.

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