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I realise that paint and tampo stripping has been covered again and again. I have the right chemicals to tackle Scalextric and have that covered.

However - I know that different manufacturers use different painting and tampo techniques and I am about to take delivery of my first ever Ninco - a white Camaro SSX with a wide black central stripe and a few small tampo decals.

I need to relivery this car as it's for a club class and two guys already have this car so I would like to make mine readily identifiable whilst racing digitally.

Has anybody got a tried and tested technique for removing current Ninco tampo and paint?

All advice gratefully received.
 

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Lighter fluid and a tooth brush, depends how much you want to take of, but I dont bother, many many dusting coats of whatever you are going to use to build the colour up, but allow every tenth coat to dry and shrink back before adding additional coats, add decals and use klear to finish.
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I always use halfords rattle cans well shaken and warmd
 

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I have used camping stove fluid with good results by dipping an ear-bud into the fluid and by gently rubbing the tampo decal it will desolve. Just be careful as too much rubbing will remove paint as well. You could also just wet the tampo decal with the fluid and use your finger nail to scratch it off. I typically rub the body down with some fine steel wool to take all the imperfections out before airbrushing the new paint on.

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I've not tried paint stripping yet but have removed tampo with toothpaste, Arm and Hammer worked best, smelled nice afterwards too
 

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To be honest i,ve tried amost every solution people have come up with on the forum. but whatever i,ve dunked it in i,ve allways had to use wet-n-dry to finish it off for painting. So you,ve allready got the bare shell, just use wet-n-dry over the whole body. it doesn,t take as long as you think, its just hard work and perfection every time. pteg bodies are so cheap throw them away and start again. john
 

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Thanks for your replies folks. Much appreciated.

Good old meths (methylated spirit) works on Scalextric and it sounds as if Ninco responds similarly.

If I go down the abrasion route I use Astonish Oven & Cookware Cleaner and a toothbrush. It's an abrasive paste with soap and it's very inexpensive. Great for keying paint for spraying. It removes tampo with some effort if chemicals won't.

Wish me luck!
 

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That's the reason why I keep putting it off. Going to have to bite the bullet soon so that I've got time to get a replacement if things go pearshaped.
 

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Small areas or small bits of tampo use acetone free nail polish remover and a cotton bud.
Dunking - use Isopropyl alcohol in a sealed ice cream tub. Available from Maplins. It can strip a Ninco Ascari in 4 hours , no elbow grease or sanding required. It may be longer for other Ninco cars. Possibly 24 hours.
You can reuse the Isopropyl alcohol afterwards. Let the paint flakes settle in the tub then pour back into the IPA Canister.
 

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It would appear that some Ninco cars do not respond to Methylated spirit or alcohol BUT I can report success with the Ninco 1 range.

I rubbed my Ninco 1 Camaro with a cotton bud dipped in Meths and within 20 seconds of gentle rubbing the tampo and paint all came off down to bare shell.

I must admit I was surprised how quickly it came off - using the same technique on Scalextric usually takes at least 90 seconds.

Maybe they use cheap paint and tampo techniques on the budget Ninco 1 range.
 

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I know it is a bit off topic, but can anyone give me a hint about how to remove race numbers on the Cartrix Grand Prix Legend cars? My question goes for the cars with plain numbers without roundels.

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Holger i haven,t done a cartrix. but before you mess with chemicals, try scratching it of with your thumbnail,it works on a lot of cars or cutting compound on a cotton bud , will get off the most stuborn decals. be care full only to rub the decal and not too much of the surrounding area. john
 

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John - sounds like a good plan, but could you help me a bit explaning the "cutting compound". Google translate it into som nonsence in Danish.

/Holger
 

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Circuittaps: "cutting compound" = T Cut or Farecla (may be others as well). Automotive refinishing products, used for smoothing/polishing car paint.

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Almost every Ninco car has tampo under to clearcoat, so lots of these suggestions will not work if it's underneath. In many recent cars Ninco seem to have a bulletproof topcoat that won't shift with anything I've ever tried unless it's heavily caustic and eventually ruins the plastic.

Good luck and post up how you got on if any of these suggestions actually get through the clearcoat as I'd like to know what actually works.
 
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