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Paint Removal

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:29 pm

Anyone tried Dettol as a paint stripper, there's a large bottle of it in our bathroom cabinet, and I've just seen the price of the specialist stuff for models?
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Re: Paint Removal

Postby RobLeighton » Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:52 pm

Yes, it worked very well - stripped an AHM BLl2 body with a terrible repaint back to the plastic...
No observed effects on the body afterwards.

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Re: Paint Removal

Postby Mountain » Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:12 am

Would brake fluid work or would it stop your train?

Might melt the plastic as well. :(

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Re: Paint Removal

Postby b308 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:21 am

Don't use brake fluid, it does do exactly what you suggested it might do!!

Mr Muscle works ok as well!

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Re: Paint Removal

Postby heda » Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:30 am

I used Dettol to strip paint from a Scalextric car, it worked fine. I would suggest as always try a small area first maybe gently rub with a cotton bud.
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Re: Paint Removal

Postby craziej2k » Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:08 am

I've used Dettol to remove paint from models before, it just takes a while for it to work and some elbow grease to scrub the paint off.

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Re: Paint Removal

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:48 pm

Happy to report 18hrs suspended in Dettol worked a treat. When I went back to it the majority of the paint was hanging off in strips, a quick scrub with an old toothbrush removed anything that was left. Because of the size of the plastic tub I used for the job it took 500ml to immerse the body. I'm on the lookout for one that is just a bit bigger than an 00 coach.
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Re: Paint Removal

Postby heda » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:40 am

Glad all went well, if you buy fizzy drinks in the big bottles cut the top off of one, it should be big enough for a coach.

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Re: Paint Removal

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:20 am

Given the effect of some fizzy drinks on dental enamel perhaps it would save having to buy Dettol. :wink:
I know Coke works well on old coins.
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