i bought an old switcher for 20 bucks on ebay that needed to be rewired, all done and running great. now the body was repainted and looks horrible. i was wondering if there are any tricks to take the old paint off and start over.
Assung the shll is plastic and not metal, be aware that different cos. used different plastics and there are some things which are better than others on certain plastics.
Generally, a strong alkali cleaner called "SuperClean Tough Degreaser" will take off most paint without screwing up most plastics. Note the qualifiers. I get mine in a gallon jug at a local auto supply chain called Knechts. (Portland, OR area.).
Soak the shell in a non reactive (glass or plastic) "meat loaf" shaped pan / container for 6 hours, scrub with disposable tooth brush. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.
Repeat as necessary.
Use nitrile gloves and eye protection when pouring and when scrubbing.
Some folks swear by brake fluid. Brake fluid can be a little more agressive with some plastics. You only find out by trying. Thats why I like the Super Clean.
You know, you really don't have to include those "disclaimers"; I think most of us can work out that you're simply being helpful by posting a link to a commercial entity, and not spamming the newsgroup.