Removing paint from resin

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by xingshen, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. xingshen

    xingshen Active Member

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    Howdy all!

    I have a resin piece that I want to re-paint. Whats on there now looks to be enamel but I'm not 100% sure since I didn't originally do it. Wondering what's the best way to strip the old stuff off without causing any damage or detail lose.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Paint striping info here.
     
  3. xingshen

    xingshen Active Member

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    Nice article, but doesn't address resin items.
     
  4. Fett_Ish

    Fett_Ish Well-Known Member

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    I had to strip the wings on my SS TIE. Twice. I used easy off and a large ziplock. I let it work about 10-15 minutes. Then warm water rinse and soft toothbrush and dishsoap scrub down. Check a chunk of resin from model first as there are lots of kinds floating around and I'm sure the paint type matters as well. Hope that helps.
     
  5. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    I've used Super Clean, others use brake fluid.

    On a few items the Super Clean softened up the resin (small pieces) and also stained a few pieces purple.
    I did however strip 30 year old enamel off a few styrene models with no harm to the plastic.
     
  6. made007

    made007 Sr Member

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    Brake fluid works and easy off i use to dechrome plastic parts, works too, easy off is faster than brake fluid
     
  7. xingshen

    xingshen Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Guess I'll try some oven cleaner on a test spot.
     

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