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bfam4t6
#1 Posted : 16 October 2020 16:07:30

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Hey guys,

So I need some advice for how to strip paint. I finally have an airbrush, and I want to undue my unslightly attempts at brushing my Porsche exhaust.

I have multiple layers of Tamiya acrylic built up on most of the parts, and I even went to the extent of spraying one of them with Tamiya matte clear. I want to get it all off and start fresh with the airbrush.

Will Mineral Spirits work, or do I need Acetone for removal? I just want to make sure I wont be harming the plastic.
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#2 Posted : 16 October 2020 16:55:18
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bfam4t6 wrote:
Hey guys,

So I need some advice for how to strip paint. I finally have an airbrush, and I want to undue my unslightly attempts at brushing my Porsche exhaust.

I have multiple layers of Tamiya acrylic built up on most of the parts, and I even went to the extent of spraying one of them with Tamiya matte clear. I want to get it all off and start fresh with the airbrush.

Will Mineral Spirits work, or do I need Acetone for removal? I just want to make sure I wont be harming the plastic.


Acetone will melt the plastic. (Personal experience here) Tamiya paint runs like water when denatured alcohol is used as a stripper.
Mark Adams
bfam4t6
#3 Posted : 16 October 2020 18:18:11

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admin wrote:


Acetone will melt the plastic. (Personal experience here) Tamiya paint runs like water when denatured alcohol is used as a stripper.



Thanks Mark, I'll have to go pick up some denatured alcohol this weekend.
Currently Building:
-Porsche 2.7 RS
-Jaguar E-Type
-Ford GT40


Currently Collecting
-Ferrari F40
-Ferrari 250 GTO
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