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Re: Removing paint

Postby Tinman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:38 pm

toysnz wrote:
GHOSTHUNTER wrote:Do members here think brake fluid will work on the plastic wheels of this cheaply purchased #44a...


Kevin - I've had a lot of success with using isopropyl alcohol and the Q-tip or cottonwool bud on Matt black paints...

Ian


Same here, I use the strongest solution possible which is denatured alcohol from the paint store.
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Re: Removing paint

Postby Tinman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:41 pm

I've had good success removing nail polish mother's marks from bases using non-acetone nail polish remover. But, I've had poor luck removing enamel hobby paints from bases without causing damage to the base paints. The black bases are the easiest to damage and are not a tough as other colors.
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Re: Removing paint

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:20 pm

OK Guys, thank's for the tip, I'll get me some isopropyl alcohol and try it.

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Re: Removing paint

Postby Ergomatic » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:20 pm

Hi all,

Just arrived this beautiful RW16b which I bought on ebay. I saw the darker parts, but I thinked it is only dirty. Unfortunatelly not, it is some paint. What do you think, which method/material can I try?

Peter
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Re: Removing paint

Postby Tinman » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:20 am

Start mild and work up to stronger solvents. The paint on that one is lead based and pretty tough.
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Re: Removing paint

Postby Ergomatic » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:39 pm

Hi,

I checked it with a 10x lupe and it seems like some dried food or plasticine, so I tried with toothbrush+soap+water.

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Re: Removing paint

Postby Tinman » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:14 pm

Good job. You can never go wrong starting with something mild and working up from there if need be.
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Re: Removing paint

Postby toysnz » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:21 pm

Ergomatic wrote:Hi,

I checked it with a 10x lupe and it seems like some dried food or plasticine, so I tried with toothbrush+soap+water.


Very nicely cleaned up! As Joe (Tinman) says start mild and work up - it is amazing what WILL come off with a bud/toothbrush and soapy water!

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Re: Removing paint

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:48 pm

I had a go at cleaning the wheels on my recent Matchbox #44A with some nail varnish remover and the results can be seen below.

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So thank's Guys for the valuable advice.

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Re: Removing paint

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:44 am

Its been a few Days now since I cleaned the GPW wheels on the above model. On checking the model again there is no evidence of any degradation or solvent damage through the use of nail varnish remover, the wheels still have the natural sheen and no areas of colour discolouration and they are still solid to touch, suggesting they have kept their integrity. I am happy that I have not inflicted any damage to the wheels and will be using this method in future.

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