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  • Member since
    May, 2005
  • From: Central U.K.
Posted by hayes on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:54 AM

A word of warning, I once tried stripping paint from a resin model car body by immersing it in IsoPropylAlcohol - yes, it stripped the paint overnight, but the body ended up distorted & "rubbery". Not as badly distorted as using brake fluid, but I still had to order a new body. If anyone has anything that they have successfully used I would be interested.

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:15 AM
The trick is finding something that will wash off the paint but not damage the resin. I'd start with weak stuff like 99% IsoPropyl Alcohol (IPA), then move up to testors thinner. there's always the manual method of sand paper and soul destruction.

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:46 AM

Most of the common items will work, except for brake fluid.  I would try contacting the resin caster and see if they have any suggestions.

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  • Member since
    January, 2017
Stripping paint
Posted by Prowler85 on Saturday, August 31, 2019 4:12 AM

The best way to strip paint off a resin body without damaging resin, has anybody done it with good results ? Testors gray primer

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