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Re: Stripping Kato Paint
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2015, 10:08:16 PM »
I've also found some of the Kato logos are resistant to coming off.  I stripped a CSX unit and the CSX logo took a week, while the rest of the paint came off easily in a few hours of soaking.  I think it was the type of paint used for the logo.

Yeah or that bloody America flag on the UP ACes.  :facepalm:

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Re: Stripping Kato Paint
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2015, 04:26:31 AM »
There's some stuff called "Mr. Color Thinner 50", by a company called MR Hobby --- and I can't tell you any more about it because it's a bottle with only Japanese for all the other text. A friend bought it (from Japan?) and gave it to me. But it takes the logos, lettering and paint off KATO stuff really fast, like about 2 minutes. I've only used it for car name removal and never a full car dunk so I don't know what happens then.
Someone told me that KATO uses soy-based paints, don't know if that's true. But it could explain why conventional methods have little effect on it.