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americanmuscleman
08-05-2004, 04:18 PM
ok i went with my brother to pep boys and i was gonna buy some castrol super clean because i wanted to test out if it works on an old beat model. they were out of castrol so i got this stuff called purple power. got 2 gallons for 6 bucks. i put the model in this for an hour and almost all the paint was off. this stuff works great! it took off a layer of silver, blue, abotu 4 layers of red, and a couple coats of primer. it is cheaper and it works just as good so i recomend picking some up

MPWR
08-05-2004, 04:26 PM
Exactly the same product, sold under a different name. But it does work great- it's what I use!

trikkedoutsupra
08-05-2004, 05:58 PM
I Use Easy Off Oven Cleaner And Put The Model In A Bag And Let It Sit Over Night Then In The Morn I Run Water Over It And Scrub With The Rough Side Of A Sponge

Jaymes
08-05-2004, 06:18 PM
would 99% alcohol work as well with tough ones?

they come in a plastic case..hmm

weaponCIVIC
08-05-2004, 07:04 PM
i just got some brake fluid and it works pretty good. but it eat away at the putty aswell. do all these other products do that?

willster127
08-05-2004, 07:14 PM
I'm gutted now, I literally just bought a gallon of castrol for 10 bucks!!!!!!! I saw the purple power there too!

Anyway, do you guys use this stuff neat or dilute it down with water?? I don't want to damage the plastic

americanmuscleman
08-05-2004, 07:59 PM
i used the purple power straight with no water and it didnt damage the plastic at all. the only paint that it didnt take off was the paint in the panel lines

Mainomega
08-06-2004, 01:15 AM
Ammonia does it in a few mins. 91% IPO could work but ammonia is cheaper

Obituary
08-07-2004, 06:58 PM
a few questions:

1. once you use purple power, what do you do with the liquid that you used? drain it? or can I use it again? (I have 2 models that I wanna remove old paint off)

2. after the model has been soaked by purple power for a day, how did you clean the old paint?

3. does purple power smell strong? (sorry..kinda newbie question, but never dealt with such product before)

Diesel2NR
08-08-2004, 12:56 AM
I wouldn't water down CSC (or purple power, as it's the same thing). I've been using the same CSC for the past 2 years now and it's still working fine after plenty of strippings. Brake fluid doesn't seem to last as long though. Also, CSC will not strip lacquer paints. No Tamiya TS Sprays, Duplicolor, Plasticote...none of those.

Obituary
08-08-2004, 08:49 AM
I wouldn't water down CSC (or purple power, as it's the same thing). I've been using the same CSC for the past 2 years now and it's still working fine after plenty of strippings. Brake fluid doesn't seem to last as long though. Also, CSC will not strip lacquer paints. No Tamiya TS Sprays, Duplicolor, Plasticote...none of those.

Then How do you dispose CSC after usage?

If CSC does not strip the ones that you described, then what DOES it strip?

I Do want to strip Tamiya TS Sprays. In this case, what would you recommend to use to strip the paint?

minniebanister
08-08-2004, 11:42 AM
People keep posting about using some wonderful stripper but they don't say what type of paint they are stripping. Surely it makes a big difference? For example, I use Windex to strip acrylic paint but I think it would be useless on enamel (would make enamel paint really clean though).

MidMazar
08-08-2004, 12:24 PM
So what strips lacquer paint? Like dupicolor?

tonioseven
08-08-2004, 12:35 PM
I have used 91% Isopropyl Alcohol to strip Tamiya sprays and Duplicolor paints. I haven't tried it yet on Plasti Kote paints.

americanmuscleman
08-08-2004, 12:59 PM
obituary, after i used my purple power i stuck it in a coffee can then put it in a bag and in the trash can but you could pour it out cause its not harmful. to clean the paint off i just rinsed it off in the sink and scrubbed it with an old toothbrush.and uhh i guess it dont smell that strong cause i only smelled it when i was right near it. everyone else mine took of primer and 6 coats of enamel.

minniebanister
08-08-2004, 03:15 PM
i just rinsed it off in the sink

So you washed 6 coats of enamel paint down your sink. That should be good for the environment where you live.

tmathew
08-09-2004, 08:45 PM
Brake fluid really smells bad (if that is a concern). And take from me, I learned a good lesson - wear gloves when working with CSC!! :eek:

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