Remove acrylic paint from resin?? Any tricks besides sanding

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  1. swpropmaker

    swpropmaker Sr Member

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    Looking for a quick method that does not damage the resin. Please shoot me a email if you have the solution!

    Steve

    sneisen641@attbi.com
     
  2. Benign Robot

    Benign Robot New Member

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    Soak in brake fluid.
     
  3. King Ranger

    King Ranger Sr Member

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    If you don't want to go brake fluid, try soaking it in something like 409, EZ off oven cleaner, Fantastic or any household cleaner that says do not use on painted surface.

    Ryu
     
  4. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Steve, I ran into this problem when I was painting my walker head. A friend of mine recomended me to soak the entire resin head in "Mr Muscle oven cleaner" foam. I let soak in it for 24 hours and then all I had to do was to shower it with water! Everything came of in an second, you can also help it on it's way with a tooth brush.

    The resin was completly un harmed and my friend toold me this was an old tank builder trick.

    Try it man, I'll bet you'll be surprised how well it works![​IMG]

    Steve.
     
  5. ViperRecon

    ViperRecon New Member

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    Hey, you guys might want to stay away from the brake fluid... I tried that with a resin '66 batmobile body and it took a year for the resin to firm back up again afterwards. It turned the body flexible and rubbery and actually ate through in some spots - the body was completely ruined.

    I use Easy Off oven cleaner. Place the parts in a ziplock back, spray liberally with Easy Off and then close up the bag and let it sit for a while (I wait over night). Scrub with an old toothbrush to get in the panel lines and corners and such. Sometimes a second application is called for, but I've never had a problem with damage to the resin.

    Some folks swear by Castrol Super Clean too...

    Mark Snyder
    Seoul, Korea
     
  6. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Does the oven cleaner work on styrene plastic too? How does it do with enamel paints?

    Ethan
     
  7. ViperRecon

    ViperRecon New Member

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    I've never had a problem with Easy Off on styrene... I can't speak for enamel paints because I only use acrylics but I can tell you that Easy Off has no trouble at all with Krylon Sandable Primer...

    Mark Snyder
    Seoul, Korea
     
  8. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks- I've got a few older Trek models that I'm looking at re-doing now that I know how to paint (at least half-way decently) [​IMG]

    Ethan
     
  9. Honus

    Honus Sr Member

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    Castrol Super Clean is the best- it will also remove the chrome plating from styrene without any problems.
     
  10. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    E Williams wrote:
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    Does the oven cleaner work on styrene plastic too? How does it do with enamel paints?

    Ethan
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    Oh yes, you can use it one styrene and it will remove enamels just fine.

    Steve.
     

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