Stripping paint (again)

Last time I had some mediocre success with some green substance (some oil IIRC), tried degreaser had much better success - until now.

I have had one of my models sitting in Koala Degreaser for over a month now, and the paint has not started to lift (compared to the last few times).

Is there something a little stronger but does not harm the plastic/resin?

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Wayne M Jackson
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If that is green then I think that is what I used.

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Wayne M Jackson

Never seen the enamel stuff but I know it exists. If it's like the synthetic lacquer in the rattle cans you can use 96% ethanol to remove it (won't hurt the styrene).

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The Raven


What sort of paint do you know? The only paint I have had problems with the Koala degreaser is MM Acryl - the stuff in the sachets. I just used a toothbrush with a little elbow grease and about 98% came off which in my case was good enough.


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Brian Kucks

if the link to "Paint Strippers for plastic models etc" has not copied and pasted correctly then for many different types of paint strippers refer to

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and scroll down to

"Paints, Colour Charts, Mix Formulae & Strippers"

Alclad 2 - Model Lacquers - Natural metal finish lacquer Colour Reference Charts - Part 1 = Urban Fredriksson's Colour Reference Charts - Part II = Urban Fredriksson's Humbrol Paint Cross Reference Page Tamiya Paint Mix Formulae Paint Strippers for plastic models etc.

regards Alan T.

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It is the stuff in those little square jars.

I think I might have picked up a dodgy bottle of degreaser.

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Wayne M Jackson

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