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dgp1957
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Model stripping

Postby dgp1957 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:02 pm

Hi guys, I have used methylated spirits an dettol to strip plastic model minis, has anyone tried them to strip the paint from a plastic model loco or carriage?

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Re: Model stripping

Postby dgp1957 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:25 pm

Result I think before and after pics
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Re: Model stripping

Postby dgp1957 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:27 pm

Soak for 1/2 hour, scrub with greenie, then soak for another 1/2 hour scrub and rinse.
What do you think?
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Re: Model stripping

Postby Lysander » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:09 am

Mr Muscle oven cleaner also works well on plastics. For metal /die-casts I use caustic soda: shocking stuff but highly effective.

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Re: Model stripping

Postby dgp1957 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:14 am

Cheers I'll try Mr muscle next :D

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Re: Model stripping

Postby b308 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:41 am

Lysander wrote:Mr Muscle oven cleaner also works well on plastics. For metal /die-casts I use caustic soda: shocking stuff but highly effective.

Tony


Another vote for Mr M... If you do decide to try anything else not specifically used for stripping paint then make sure to try it on something not of any value!

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Re: Model stripping

Postby GWR_fan » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:15 am

My son uses "Isocol" (rubbing alcohol - around 70% Isopropyl Alcohol) for all his military and plane model paint stripping. In the U.S. Isopropyl Alcohol 92% is the favoured stripper for plastic models.

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Re: Model stripping

Postby BrightonMan » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:44 pm

Lysander wrote:Mr Muscle oven cleaner also works well on plastics. For metal /die-casts I use caustic soda: shocking stuff but highly effective.

Tony

Be very careful with that stuff. I once de-coked a motorcycle exhaust using caustic soda in my mum's garden. It killed a patch of grass which didn't grow back for years - she was not impressed!

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Re: Model stripping

Postby 6C » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:27 pm

Tony[/quote]
Be very careful with that stuff. I once de-coked a motorcycle exhaust using caustic soda in my mum's garden. It killed a patch of grass which didn't grow back for years - she was not impressed![/quote]

Love it - I had a similar reaction when I had serviced and replaced a leaking gearbox gasket on a T110 Bonneville on Mum's parquet flooring in her dining room ! :D :lol: :lol:
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Re: Model stripping

Postby GWR_fan » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:46 pm

When rebuilding my Austin Healey Mk1 Sprite over forty years ago I used a caustic soda preparation to strip paint on smaller metal parts. I noted though that almost immediately the surfaces would commence rusting so a primer was essential shortly after stripping.

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Re: Model stripping

Postby Byegad » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:02 am

We had one at our photo club. But the furthest she'd go was to take off her cardigan. :D

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Re: Model stripping

Postby dgp1957 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:25 pm

Finally finished repainting and fit new transfers.
Quite happy for a first attempt. :D
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Re: Model stripping

Postby johnco » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:48 pm

Having bought a RTR rake of weathered wagons, I think that they are a little over weathered and would like to tone the weathering down a bit.
Any ideas please?

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Re: Model stripping

Postby Firefly16 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:10 pm

Left in exhausted paint containers for a few weeks, in this instance one that had contained Railmatch BR Southern green, neat Dettol will remove most of the original contents. This evening I gave the bottle another shot of the disinfectant and hopefully another week or two will finish the job, leaving the bottle needing only a final soapy washout to give me a useful container for thinners, mixing etc. I will post the result on here and, provided I have sussed out my new camera by then, also provide photos.

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Re: Model stripping

Postby End2end » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:47 pm

What should I use to remove printed decals?
I want to remove the "CROFT LEICESTER" from this loco without damaging the paint work.
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