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Resin Paint Removal
Posted by SuperFord97 on Friday, June 16, 2017 10:09 AM

Hi I was wondering what I can use to best strip off automotive paint on a resin parts and bodys, I have a few resin that I done  quite a while back. Try the Testors ELO not very good results, not stripping paint. Thanks for any info.

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Posted by 195X on Thursday, June 22, 2017 7:54 PM

SuperFord97

Hi I was wondering what I can use to best strip off automotive paint on a resin parts and bodys, I have a few resin that I done  quite a while back. Try the Testors ELO not very good results, not stripping paint. Thanks for any info.

 

I would caution against using Easy off. That's my go to, but I've only done it on a resin part once! Turned the part to rubber. Beyond that I can offer no help.

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Posted by Bainford on Friday, June 23, 2017 8:15 AM

Brake fluid is also another common product for hard to strip paints, but it will also destroy your resin.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 2:54 PM

Hey Superford.

Had the same problem. The owner of a well known resin company recommended a product called POR 15 that he uses.

It's a commercial grade cleaner and degreaser made for the boat industry, and cleans all types of fiberglass resins.

This stuff saved me and a very expensive resin body. Make sure if you buy it that you follow their label directions as diluting with water is recommended in different ratio's depending on the application.

Cost is between $20 and $25.00 for a gallon. It goes quite a ways. Got mine on the internet.

I hope that helps.

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Posted by SuperFord97 on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:57 PM

Thanks will see if I can find some and will try it. I know automotive lacquer paints get hard as a stone when they cite resulting in hard to strip conditions 

 

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Posted by modelbuilder1 on Saturday, December 30, 2017 12:23 AM

Go to your local automotive store and get a gallon of Castrol Super Clean. Go to Walmart kitchen section and get a plastic tub with a snap on lid big enough to hold your present and future projects. Get a pair of rubber gloves because the Super Clean will dry out your hands really bad. Do not use aluminum anything because the Super Clean will eat through aluminum. I have soaked resin bodies from over night to several days with no problems. Last week it took a three day soak to remove 35 year old Duplicolor spray touch up paint from two 71 Nova kits. Keep dry paper towels under the tub at all times and wipe up any spilled Super Clean immeadiately. Use a small, soft brush (toothbrush) under a small stream of running water.  I have had some built models that required a soak and brush for each coat of paint. Shake the water off the model and lay it on a dry paper towel and let it air dry. Put the lid back on the conatiner and store it safely away for next time, wipe the area clean. Super Clean will also strip chrome plating, loosen tube glue joints, body putty, and old tape. It will not break down the plastic joined with solvents. But it will clean the paint from your resin. It will also clean the mold release agents off of plastic and resin which means paint will stick better.

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