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Hi All.
Nail polish remover, Break Fluid- DOT II, Detol, W&D......



All I want to do is get more off. There must be something that you can paint on, leave to dry, then peel off. Not all, that would be asking to much, but most. Not for this but for future.
How can I finish this one. I would ditch it, only it's a Slot.it McL F1.
Help needed here. Detol, Who came up with that one? Must have worked for somebody, Youtube.
 

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Hi,

You could try a product called Model Strip ( careful how you google that folks!! ).

http://www.hobb-e-mail.com/index.php?c=sea...mp;x=27&y=7

I have used it in the past. Its nasty stuff so follow the instructions. It is a paste and you coat it all over the model ,or area you wish to strip, pop it in a plastic bag and the next day (24 hrs I think ) wash off the paste and hey presto!! Its clean.

I have however found that usually it works 100% but there is the odd occasion it doesnt work so well.
In my experience it wont touch the paint on a new Tampo'd (?) car - only if its been repainted.

Sometimes a clean off and then a second dip in the bag will help. On 1 or 2 occasions it hasnt touched the paint at all!! Obviously a good reason why but I never figured it out.
I have probably used it half a dozen times in total over the years.

Having said that I just ordered a tub to keep handy in case of a mistake.

Failing all the methods that have been given on this forum in several different threads I always go back to good old wet n' dry - its always going to work.

Cellulose thinner worked for me on 1/43rd resins - but dont leave it in too long as it will melt!

I think you need to try the various methods and see what works for you. Some people have sworn by a particular method - I have tried it and had no result at all.

Good luck in finding that which works for you.

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VicElfordFan
 

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VEF, The link above, they are out of stoke. ebay £7 + 3P&P, is that a good price?
ultrasonic cleaner & air eraser (mini sand blaster), have you seen the cost of these? OK, if your intend to do this a lot. Can the price be justified for, say 3 models a year. I'm not to sure. If someone has one of these. HIRE it out and get your money back. Small deposit to ensure it returns to you as you sent it.
That's the thing. Finding what works.......
Thanks all.
 

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Brake fluid is awful stuff! Avoid it like the plague! It works by delayering not only paint but also some plastics so it weakens plastic, especially when it heats it up to high temperatures. And when you dispose of it the chemical content is highly toxic and corrosive and the fumes are seriously bad for your health.

Hycote grafitti remover from Halfords does some paint in 20-40 minutes but plug up screwpost holes with melted wax first because a tiny drop in there after washing could decay the plastic if left too long. But it's no good with new Ninco and Fly paints.

For these cars you should use non-acetone nail polish remover from Tesco. This takes about 20-30 minutes. Don't use acetone nail polish because it delayers plastic much like brake fluid but much faster.

The trick is knowing how to use these two products. If you do a search on this forum using the keyword facility you will find everything exlpained over and over again from years back.

Both strip right down to the plastic and all you'll have to do is wash and rub down with fine wire wool to get rid of a few dried awkward corners.

Beyond this info, as that is a Slot It McLaren, why not simply buy a body kit and paint it? They only cost £12-£16 each, and any chemical treatment to strip paint is going to put you back at least £5 plus the messy effort to apply, scrub, apply, breathe in the fumes, get sick, etc. ad nauseum
 

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Castrol Super Clean is amazing for removing paint from botched paint jobs or from vintage models that have been painted and you want to take them back to a clean finish, it just soaks the paint right off down to clean plastic, works great on transparencies, also for stripping chrome finish off plastic parts. It's wonderful stuff.
However... it does nothing to the modern type of paint jobs like the type of finish on present-day Scalex cars. It'll take the tampo printing off and numbers etc... but won't touch the paint job at all, even if you let it soak for days and days, absolutely nada. I've used oven cleaner on modern Scalex cars, takes a few applications and some scrubbing but it works!
Cheers,
Tom.
 

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I have a Ferrari 158 that wouldn't come clean. After four weeks, 91% alcohol would soften it enough your fingernail would then scrape it off, but that didn't help in all the nooks and cranies. So I soaked it for two weeks in Simple Green cut 50% with water. Came off nicely with a toothbrush then.
 

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Just bought 'HYCOTE Graffiti remover' £5.49 from Halfords.
Judge for yourselves.



Dead easy to use, kind on your hands, gets them real clean too. Spray on, leave for a bit, agitate with a tooth brush. Leave for a bit. agitate with a another tooth brush (not the same as you used first time). under cold/warm running water. And it removes the paint.
I tested a bit of the Slot.it F1 first, that I knew I could replace.
Re-valence and wing cleand with above and primed. Not sure if it reacted with the plastic, a bit broke off, but I think that would have broken off any way due to what I had used before. No reaction on any other of the bits.. If there is any super glue on the plastics. This does not un- glue. Look at the roof and you will see a round bit of paint. Super glue. Ariel was glued in there. Body need W&D, and primed.
So, what do you think?

Andy

Highbard, where do you live? Simple Green is unheard of in the UK
 

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Really..... I bet you think your 'REALLY' cleaver...Know all. So, my computer does not search beyond Southampton. GREAT. You 'REALLY' know how to show someone up in front of the Millions of SF users. REALLY, Thanks.
Simple Green

Cheers Bud. REALLY GREATFULL :;-):

Now I got-cha. There is nothing on their site for Paint Remover. Just did a search. So, what product do you use?
 
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