Removing Paint from Plastic Models

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Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postby AARR » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:38 pm

Hi guys, I have a few plastic models that I'd like to remove the factory paint and repaint. I would appreciate any recommendations/suggestions from those of you that have done this.
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Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postby 12Bridge » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:55 pm

Define plastic models.

91% rubbing alcohol works on 90% of stuff.
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Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postby AARR » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:07 pm

HO scale railroad cars. A box car from Atlas and a gondola from Proto 2000. I'd like to get down to the bare-plastic without ruining it.
12Bridge wrote:Define plastic models.

91% rubbing alcohol works on 90% of stuff.
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Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:53 pm

Scalecoat is the best I've found. Only ever had is mess up one car and that was a 70s era nscale Lima gon.
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Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postby Trainman2223 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:27 am

91% rubbing alcohol for sure..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1KPljwLUP8

side note..opinions about oven cleaner for paint removal? Heard about it through the grape vine...not to keen on it.
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Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postby AARR » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:14 am

Thanks for the feedback guys. Sounds like 91% rubbing alcohol is the way to go.
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