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Wasyl

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removal of acrylic
« on: December 22, 2009, 12:23:50 PM »

Hi Guys,i,ve got a model U-boot thats been painted with spray enamel,and its had an acrylic black wash applied over,is there any way i can remove the acrylic wash without damaging the enamel,

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 01:16:53 PM »

Have you tried Methylated Spirits ? On the model I mean. ok2
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rsm

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 01:20:45 PM »

You could try wiping it over with acrylic paint thinners or propanol.
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Wasyl

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 02:34:53 PM »

Have you tried Methylated Spirits ? On the model I mean. ok2
Tried it both ways,once when i was young and stupid,it tasted rotten,and this time,to no avail, {-)

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Wasyl

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 02:36:23 PM »

You could try wiping it over with acrylic paint thinners or propanol.
Where would i get Propanol?or is this a stupid question

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 06:10:58 PM »

Hi Wullie, Our local model shop uses iso-propyl (same stuff) to clean electronics & such like stuff.
              Try a good chemist & tell him/her what it is for or get on to Phills Models of North Shields,
               a very helpful guy.
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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 06:37:55 PM »

 

Isopropyl Alcohol from Maplins, just got some this week. Ordered Sunday, delivered Monday.  :-))

Larger quantity is liquid, smaller quantity is aerosol.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=28994
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Wasyl

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 08:16:59 PM »

Thanks for the advice and links,


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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 09:55:22 AM »

I know you only want to remove the acrylic coat and for that I have no answer. However, If you decide to remove both enamel and acrylic layers then you could use model strip although it's so messy and time consuming, so instead I was recommended 'Fairy Power Spray' which you can buy in most supermarkets, and it's alot cheaper than model strip! It's fantastic stuff to use, simply spray it on and leave it for 30min's and scrub it of with an old scrubbing brush...it's brilliant  :-))
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Wasyl

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 11:24:30 AM »

Hi Voyager,i,ll try what you suggest,...but if it does,nt work,...close your ears and your eyes, {-) {-)

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 12:25:58 PM »

Will do Wullie  :embarrassed: Just joshing, it'll work...honestly  ok2
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rsm

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 10:55:53 PM »

Hi Wullie,
Sorry for not getting back to you before re.propanol, been a bit tied up. If you are happy with the enamel paintwork I would really suggest you just try to remove the acrylic paint only. I f you can't get hold of propanol just use some tamiya acrylic paint thinner, put some on a clean cloth or piece of kitchen roll and rub it over the area. Keep the cloth moist with solvent and keep rubbing gently until the paint is removed. The enamel paint should be unaffected. If you don't get any joy then try Voyager's method. Cheers.  :-))
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Wasyl

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Re: removal of acrylic
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2010, 03:01:13 PM »

Just to update,I got a small bottle of Stain Devils that removes grease, paint, and lubricants,..and it did the trick, and it only removed the acrylic wash, great stuff, :-)

Thanks to all who suggested various other methods,..Mr Muscle also worked but this Stain Devil is the biz

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