How to remove paint from molded parts

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vwlvr1980
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How to remove paint from molded parts

Post by vwlvr1980 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:37 pm

I've got a clod that a previous owner has painted the red front and rear bumpers and lower supports black. Other than the paint the bumpers and supports are mint! Is there any kind of chemical that i can soak them in that would release the paint and not harm the finish or plastic?

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Re: How to remove paint from molded parts

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:44 am

I would try soaking them in a heavy soap/degreaser concentrate.
Tamiya plastics don't like solvents. (like acetone)

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Re: How to remove paint from molded parts

Post by shodog » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:11 pm

Easy off in the yellow can will do the trick on most of the chassis plastic parts. However don't use it on the window plastic. If the paint etched the surface you may need to polish them back to a shine.

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Re: How to remove paint from molded parts

Post by 132NHAF » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:32 pm

Brake Fluid usually works great. I use an old Peanut Butter jar and let stuff soak for a couple of days.
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