[WWI] Stripping enamel paint from resin.

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 21 15:47:54 EDT 2011

I've used brake fluid but that was on PLASTIC not resin. You need to test it on a scrap piece of resin first. The good thing about brake fluid is it's inexpensive and doesn't make a smell. Just leave the piece in soak for an hour or so and use an old toothbrush to take off the loosened paint. Repeat the soaking as necessary.

From: smokeandsteam at gmail.com
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 12:38:35 -0700
To: wwi at wwi-models.org
Subject: Re: [WWI] Stripping enamel paint from resin.

Different resins react differently to different products so you need to be careful here. ELO and similar brews can attack some resins, and caustic soda based based cleaners can upset epoxy resins
If you used acrylics try 99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl)- used a  rag or paper towel soaked in the alcohol, dunk the piece very briefly and wipe repeatedly rather than soaking the piece.  
If it's enamel paint Mr Muscle or another oven cleaner with a caustic soda base does a good job on the paint, but do please test on a scrap piece of resin before hand. 
Another way is to use an air eraser or the Badger abrasive blaster with baking soda as the abrasive(in a booth please so you don't breathe the stuff in). This needs time and care to remove the paint without stuffing up the details

On Aug 21, 2011, at 12:24 PM, tim mixon wrote:hed the paint job on the wings and need to strip them and repaint.  What would be a safe way to do this without loosing the fine rib detail?  Thanks,   Tim Also,  great job on all the recent postings.  you guys keep me motivated!
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