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Offline Hammers

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Stripping diecast cars?
« on: July 16, 2010, 08:25:34 PM »
How do you go about it? Or do you paint over the original paint?

Offline Michi

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Re: Stripping diecast cars?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 08:30:36 PM »
How do you go about it? Or do you paint over the original paint?

I paint them over, but you can dump them in brake fluid overnight as well. You´ll be able to peel the paint of next day.

Offline Lordblackwing

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Re: Stripping diecast cars?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 08:33:34 PM »
Just remember to disassemble the car before soaking or the chrome will be coming off as well. Some plastics can go soft in the stuff as well. Pine based cleaners will also do the job as will Simple Green if you have a similar product on that side of the pond. ;)
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Stripping diecast cars?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 08:35:55 PM »
I never bother stripping them, I just respray. Sometimes I use a primer and then acrylics, sometimes I've used an enamel model spray in my desired base colour and then worked from there.
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Re: Stripping diecast cars?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 09:25:48 PM »

I’ve just spray a grey (car) primer over mine.
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Re: Stripping diecast cars?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 05:31:35 PM »
I take them apart and use paint stripper on the metal parts.

 

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