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Stripping Fleischmann body shells.
« on: August 19, 2017, 01:00:41 PM »
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Can anyone suggest a good method for stripping the paint from Fleischmann body shells? I've tried soaking in 99% isopropyl alcohol for days and it barely dents the paint. The issue is compounded by the relatively thick coat of paint on the model.
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Re: Stripping Fleischmann body shells.
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 02:36:10 PM »
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I have never tried that particular stripping job, but I would try Castrol Super Clean (lye-based cleaner which works as paint stripper).  Next is Testors (ex. Floquil) Easy Lift Off, and Scalecoat Wash Away paint remover.  I have used these on various brand paints with various rate of success. Keeping the stripping solution warm improves its stripping action. By warm I mean around 80-100 deg. F. Since it is now summer in NJ, just doing the stripping outdoors on a warm day should result in ideal stripper temperature.  As usual, although all those strippers are supposedly plastic-safe, I don't take responsibility for any shell damage.  Castrol is the safest for plastic.

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Re: Stripping Fleischmann body shells.
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 03:19:23 PM »
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I think I have some Easy Lift-Off, I try that before getting some Castrol.  Thanks.
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Re: Stripping Fleischmann body shells.
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 09:14:58 AM »
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@peteski Pete, the Easy Lift Off worked like a charm, thanks.
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Re: Stripping Fleischmann body shells.
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 01:36:29 PM »
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Always glad to help out.  :D
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