Easy 2 Step way to Strip Paint off....


ShOrtyOC714
04-15-2003, 04:00 PM
Here is a easy way to strip paint off ur models, i dont know if this was used before but it worked great for me.

Step 1: Get some cotton swabs, and get some Nail Polish Remover
Step 2: Get some Remover on to the cotton, and swirl circles on the paint, and the paint will simply come right off.:)

Hope this helps some people.:)

ChopinPorkChop
04-15-2003, 04:06 PM
i agree with this method, u no wat your car is looking like as your doing it, as in if u were using brake fluid, u wouldnt know if say the plastic was warping and such..

ShOrtyOC714
04-15-2003, 04:07 PM
yeah.

DSM-Mark
04-15-2003, 04:17 PM
Note: The key ingredient is most nail polish removers is acetone. All warnings for acetone will apply to this method. Also, acetone can be diluted with preferably distilled water.

Sidewinder-03
04-15-2003, 04:21 PM
Yeah, that will work until you "rub" through the paint and melt the plastic underneath it. Most fingernail polishes are laquer based and the remover is formulated to remove those laquer based polishes, and we all know anything laquer based does not get along with styrene plastic. I would *strongly* advise against this technique as I have severely damaged a few really good models, but if you have figured out how to use it without wasting a top project, then more power to ya. I'm just speaking through 17 years of experience.

freelunch
04-15-2003, 04:23 PM
Use Easy-Off oven cleaner. It works well if you spray it and let it sit for 3-4 hours before using a toothbrush to get rid of the paint. Also, I've let a Tamiya WRX sit in easy off for over a week with no bad effects.

ShOrtyOC714
04-15-2003, 04:24 PM
Well cuz ur using different paint, i guess. But it works very well, the way im using it.

daggerlee
04-15-2003, 04:30 PM
Maybe the brand of his nail polish remover is diluted enough as to not harm the plastic...If so, that's cool.

Integra14
04-15-2003, 04:31 PM
Beware, it might be fine now, but wait , a nd your plastic will most likely be very weak, and mght break... its what happend with my corvette a while a go

Sidewinder-03
04-15-2003, 04:32 PM
It doesn't matter what type of paint it is, that stuff WILL damage the plastic. Trust me on this. But if you're into making your own mistakes then go ahead, consider yourself warned.

Sidewinder-03
04-15-2003, 04:38 PM
Here's a tip for ya, pour some of the remover into a container(something disposable), and then put a small piece of plastic from a kit (like the parts tree) in it and let it sit for a few mins.(5-10 should do well) and take it out. Now tell me, do you want that stuff on your models.

ShOrtyOC714
04-15-2003, 04:47 PM
Its not like im dumping half of the bottle on to it. I only need a little to take off alot....

Sidewinder-03
04-15-2003, 04:50 PM
You have been warned.:devil:

Sidewinder-03
04-15-2003, 04:51 PM
I didn't either. I used the same tecnique as you, it's just that i did it a couple of years ago.

DSM-Mark
04-15-2003, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by Shorty4859
Its not like im dumping half of the bottle on to it. I only need a little to take off alot....


I'm curious now... can you try this for us?

EDIT: Sorry, wrong quote. The part about the sprue in a glass of nail polish remover...

ShOrtyOC714
04-15-2003, 05:26 PM
Ill try it out tonight, and see whut happends.

TheSyndicate
04-15-2003, 06:06 PM
Haven't you guys already realized that shorty is hard-headed? Let him ruin his models and THEN learn!

Jonno
04-15-2003, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by TheSyndicate
Haven't you guys already realized that shorty is hard-headed? Let him ruin his models and THEN learn!

exactly.

tonioseven
04-15-2003, 09:31 PM
I'm still trying to figure out how his threads go for more than one page!:bloated:

fullbloodchop01
04-15-2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by tonioseven
I'm still trying to figure out how his threads go for more than one page!:bloated:
you and me both:rolleyes:

Jonno
04-16-2003, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by fullbloodchop01

you and me both:rolleyes:

make that 3...

ShOrtyOC714
04-16-2003, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by TheSyndicate
Haven't you guys already realized that shorty is hard-headed? Let him ruin his models and THEN learn!

wtf????? are u talking about? Its not ruining my models in any way such so ever.

christofurr
04-16-2003, 04:05 AM
This shows how bad it really is.

I left this piese of a tree in for less than 5 minutes...

christofurr
04-16-2003, 04:08 AM
And this is afterwards.

It was in for less than 5 minutes, and you can notice the warping/almost bubbling reaction on the plastic.

christofurr
04-16-2003, 04:09 AM
Might help if I attached a pic...

christofurr
04-16-2003, 04:12 AM
This is another example of how bad it is.

This is the lid of that jar that i put nail polish remover in. It has a rubber seal on the underside of the lid, and it has only ever been splashed ONCE with the nail polish remover.

bigfrit
04-16-2003, 04:20 AM
hehe, we 're going to see an interesting reslut here !

Should be about the same finishe as this car here ;

The famous 206 commercial ! (http://www.peugeot.nl/play_commercials.asp?MovieName=206)

Forhod
04-16-2003, 04:21 AM
Ouch.. that hurts..
Thanks for the test...

christofurr
04-16-2003, 04:26 AM
Originally posted by Forhod
Ouch.. that hurts..
Thanks for the test...

I thought it would be good for stripping brushed paint too. So I tested a dash from an old kit of mine in it, forgot about it, and the next day when I remembered, it had holes all over it :rolleyes:. Brake fluid is definatly better for stripping paint.

daggerlee
04-16-2003, 06:13 AM
Now imagine what it does to your fingernails and skin! :eek:

freakray
04-16-2003, 06:33 AM
Originally posted by ChopinPorkChop
i agree with this method, u no wat your car is looking like as your doing it, as in if u were using brake fluid, u wouldnt know if say the plastic was warping and such..

Warping? Due to what?

Brake fluid, Easy off Oven Cleaner and Castrol Super Clean are all recognised ways of stripping paint off of models, and are all perfectly safe.

Nail polish remover on the other hand will dissolve and deform plastic models if applied to them.

ShOrtyOC714
04-16-2003, 10:24 AM
Oh well i know now, my bad u guys, Sorry.:p

freakray
04-16-2003, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by Shorty4859
Oh well i know now, my bad u guys, Sorry.:p

Did you read THIS (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t63623.html) yet?

Sidewinder-03
04-16-2003, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by christofurr
Might help if I attached a pic...


I rest my case!!:twoguns: :ylsuper

Suislide
04-16-2003, 02:58 PM
title should read "Easy 2 step way to ruin your models...." :rolleyes:

Sidewinder-03
04-16-2003, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by S13_Iketani
title should read "Easy 2 step way to ruin your models...." :rolleyes:

:spit: :thumbup:

themodelkid
04-16-2003, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by tonioseven
I'm still trying to figure out how his threads go for more than one page!:bloated:

Make that 4

Lownslow
04-16-2003, 09:42 PM
my friend destroyed an r390 with npr

Mean_B16
04-18-2003, 11:05 AM
wtf????? are u talking about? Its not ruining my models in any way such so ever


Why is it so hard to understand that Castrol super clean will strip all your paint off wih no adverse affects on the plastic??? JUST USE SUPER CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when this works so well, why bother to try and figure out what "May" work better while risking damaging you models, if it ain't broke don't FIX IT!!!!!!!!

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