My experiences in
stripping paint lately:
I have used various
methods in the past which goes back to brake fluid back in the 1970s. My latest efforts involve “Super Clean”,
“Purple Power”, and 91% alcohol. I use
Rubbermaid containers. 7M71 appears to
be the model. The lid is red and the
container is clear. They hold 5 cups
which translates to 2 cars, 55’ or smaller fit in each one.
Last Saturday morning
I decided to strip some cheapie cars I got from ebay. Several appeared to be heavily painted with
some brand of rattle can paint. I
couldn’t finish stripping all of them that morning so left them soaking until I
remembered them Tuesday. The 3 strippers
all came from Walmart and none had stripping paint mentioned as a normal use. Now the methods and results.
1: 91% alcohol. The paint came off in large sheets with a
little bit of scrubbing. It wasn’t quite
clean so it got moved to the “Simple Clean” tub. In this particular situation the results
moved 91% alcohol from my normal choice to my 3rd option.
2: Purple Power
diluted 1:1. The paint was completely
stripped and all the was left on the shells was a thin film of pigment that
rinsed off with a spray of water. This
worked well but is still not as good as the next choice.
3: Super Clean full
strength. I pulled the shell of an F-7
out of this stripper and the paint was completely gone. Other shells had the same result. I had actually thought that the plastic this
shell was grey but it isn’t, it is black.
There was no paint ANYWHERE on the shell. No scrubbing the fans or grills or any part. NO PAINT just bare plastic! I like this method a lot. :)
I have no idea what
paints were used on the shells but everything that went into the Super Clean
was completely stripped to bare plastic.
Whether it will work for anyone else is as yet unanswered.
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Just wanted to say to all my TL friends. Sorry, I haven't seemed like I have been active on TL but, I have, just as a spectator. I just don't have any new info. going on. I dont have any place to set up my H/O scale still. I haven't done any rail fannin' in awhile(cost of fuel v. amount of paycheck). I do read some post, look at pics, and watch some vids. I am still here. I am just quiet.
check out some of my vids on my elev. I just painted mine a flat white and then dusted it with grey primer to get weathered look. not all grain elev. can afford to paint there's as the cost of painting is in the range of 10 of thousands of dollars.
Hey everyone, work has kept me away from railroading in the last few months. However, I do have plans on redoing my layout, but I'm struggling with coming up with a track plan that I would be happy with. Right now I feel I'm not using my 10x20 room effectively. I could use ideas
Long time since I posted hear. I see there are problems going down with pictures? So many changes with the railroad. Locomotives gone and new locomotives. Freight car count has increased dramatically. Still no layout but run at the local club. Hope to see this place pick up. I'll be checking in regularl.
still have a few items loking to sale stop by and checkout my for sale album feel free to ask any questions thanks!!!