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Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:38 pm
by AARR
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.

Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:55 pm
by 12Bridge
Define plastic models.

91% rubbing alcohol works on 90% of stuff.

Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:07 pm
by AARR
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.

Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:53 am
by trnwatcher
Scalecoat is the best I've found. Only ever had is mess up one car and that was a 70s era nscale Lima gon.

Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:27 am
by Trainman2223
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.

Re: Removing Paint from Plastic Models

Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:14 am
by AARR
Thanks for the feedback guys. Sounds like 91% rubbing alcohol is the way to go.