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BarryM

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Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:49:20 AM »

Fairy Power Spray has been recommended for paint removal but will it remove all paints or just some specific types and does it affect plasticard?
Thanks for all replies.
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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 01:02:32 PM »

Hi Barry due to the number of unacceptable and at times disastrous finishes I've ended up with during (and continuing !) my learning curve to modelling, I've bought and tried many of these proprietary cleaning type products without achieving anything that you could call a success. No doubt there must be people who may have had their successes which may attribute to the type of paint / number of coats applied etc etc but I've not found anything that really works without affecting or damaging the original surface.I use the popular acrylics and car sprays.  I've also tried "specialist strippers" which has not impressed me and usually entails more time in applying a number of coats, a lot of time to 'soak' and a fair amount of mess. However I'll tag along to this thread, could well learn a few nuggets of wisdom.
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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 02:33:23 PM »

I have stripped the hull of a Victoria yacht {Styrene} which looked like it had been hand painted with enamel.
No problems with the spray on the hull.
I have just stripped a fibreglass cygnus hull that had a coat of automotive primer as antifouling and it did the same
great job.
Again no problems with the coloured gel coat.
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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 06:21:18 PM »

I have used it successfully with plastic model kits, usually to remove humbrol/revell type enamels - I think I may have used it on humbrol acrylics too and I don't recall it not working for that - As for non model type paints I have no idea

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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 07:58:06 PM »

Fairy Power spray gets MY VOTE  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))  every time,it does not seem to effect styrene,wood or Grp,I have found it excellent for dissolving paint off parts !!!!!! SSHHHHHHHHHHH I also use it in WORK  :-))
 
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I have never had a problem BUT BUT BUT there is ALLWAYS a first time.I stripped an old Minitrix Hymek model train not so long ago with it and the train came up shiningly clean.
 
TOP TIP when using it DONT let it dry out,I ALLWAYS spray on ...leave it a few mins spray again and place it in a plastic bag for an hour,spray again into plastic bag THEN wash it off with warm water,if it needs reapplying then so be it,use a tooth brush( NOT THE WIFE'S) an old one prefferably to clean intrecate parts or an OLD 1/2 paint brush with cut down bristles
 
 
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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 10:43:15 PM »

Thanks to all who have replied. I can go forward with more confidence now.
Regards,
Barry M
PS I most certainly would not use the Wife's toothbrush; my daughter has an electric one.  :-)
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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 07:36:13 PM »

I have used it on a 1950's wooden boat. A few applications removed the surface paint with ease and no burnt skin either. Only problem I had was it would no touch  the undercoat at all. 1950 so maybe it was high lead content. Anyway I would no hesitate to use it again.

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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012, 08:18:05 PM »


It's also very good for de-greasing old model IC....... and real engines I guess!

 (Don't leave it on aluminium for too long and it may oxidise the surface! )
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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2012, 09:30:55 PM »

Kelly says it is also good for cleaning the oven  :D O0 O0 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
 
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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 09:38:46 PM »


..... I don't get the joke! 
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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 09:44:43 PM »

What's an oven?
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Re: Fairy Power Spray Applications?
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 09:46:34 PM »

I've used mr muscle over cleaner, and old brake fluid to strip paint, always on plastic stuff, car shells and a couple of boat hulls. Find either works fairly well in enamel finishes, but anything tougher, and I find it far less effective.
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