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    Stripping paint and dropped tube axle

    So, i bought the starting model yesterday of ebay, im hoping its ok when it get here, nothing has been glued together but the shell has been painted... anyone ever stripped paint off a shell before without melting the plastic??

    also, anyone got a dropped tube front axle kicking around? or know of any kits with one in it... i might end up making one

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    depends what kind of paint its been paited with

    if its model enamels i used to use stuff that you covered the model in then placed it in a polly bag overnight

    then hey presto all the paint was off, cant remember the name though

    also heardof people using oven cleaner

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    Theres info on here regarding stripping paint-go to end posts.

    https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/she...ge3#post239539

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    For enamel use modelstrip, for Cellulose use brake cleaner

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    I stripped a Camaro with Mr Muscle oven cleaner. Left it overnight in a sealed tub & it all washed off. Dont know what it was painted with tho.
    Also works for stripping chrome.
    The doors open, but the ride it aint free.

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    might try some of these things on some of the plastics im not using from the kit

    last thing i want it a salvador dali style oldsmobile... or maybe that would go well in class 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57peppershaker View Post
    I stripped a Camaro with Mr Muscle oven cleaner. Left it overnight in a sealed tub & it all washed off. Dont know what it was painted with tho.
    Also works for stripping chrome.
    I will try this

    Ive just experimented with Lockheed super 4 clutch and brake fluid-i put a old 56 scrap chevy roof section in a metal bowl-left over night-just been cleaning it up with a toothbrush-seams ok,not melted.This was car paint (primer and thick top coat) that had been on there 25 years.Should i have put this in a sealed container?

    I also tryed a 55 Chevy boot lid-the Humbal spray paint aint come of very well but the underside-hand painted with humbral from small tin has come off ok.This has been on there 20+ years.Would it work better in a sealed container?

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    Steve, I only put them in a sealed container cos oven cleaner is nasty stuff. You dont wanna be breathing that all night or have you good lady on your case for stinking out the house. I've always used it, sometimes needs a 2nd spray. Wash off with warm soapy water & an old toothbrush.

    Remember boys n girls, dont go sniffing oven cleaner & use ya gloves ect if you still wanna count to 10
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    I use Mr Muscle oven cleaner too - same methods as above. As for the axle, I don't have a spare but the Willys have them


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    Quote Originally Posted by 57peppershaker View Post
    Steve, I only put them in a sealed container cos oven cleaner is nasty stuff. You dont wanna be breathing that all night or have you good lady on your case for stinking out the house. I've always used it, sometimes needs a 2nd spray. Wash off with warm soapy water & an old toothbrush.

    Remember boys n girls, dont go sniffing oven cleaner & use ya gloves ect if you still wanna count to 10
    Ok i will get some tomorow
    Ive just been sorting out some models what i was given some years ago-i recon they were built 30+ years ago-there in hell of a state but i recon could be rebuilt.The seats and headers-the paints all cracked and lifted,dont no why or what paint they used,and the chrome parts-well theres hardly any chrome left on em.
    Last edited by sjb; 06-12-2010 at 17:26.

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