Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by pupparo, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. pupparo

    pupparo Member

    Some where a long time ago I seen how to remove paint from store bought rolling stock.
    Now that I need the info I can find it again.
    It might have been in model railroad mag or in this forum.
    Can any body help me find this?
    I think one method was a freezer thing and another was soaking it some thing.
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Iv'e always soaked it in brake fluid for a couple hours then scrubed gently with a med. stiff brush under running lukewarm water. Don't worry brake fluid dissolves in water and won't hurt your plumbing. Iv'e used this with every plastic known to man and have not had problems, however I do not let it soak overnight. :)
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Joe, I have used Polly S Easy lift off paint and decal remover. It works like a charm. Should be available at most hobby stores
  4. MagicMan_841

    MagicMan_841 Member

    I use 99.5% alcohol. You won't find that in a pharmacy. I had my dad order it for me ( he's in the chemical industry ).

    I guess you could find it in a place where they specialize in chemicals.

    It doesn't work on every type of paint. I had it remove paint on a model that soaked for 5 minutes. One car had to soak for a week, and another's paint never did go away.
  5. billk

    billk Active Member

    aka Everclear?
  6. MagicMan_841

    MagicMan_841 Member

    99.5% Isopropylic Alcohol


    That's what the product's technical sheet says.
  7. billk

    billk Active Member

    Ok, so it's not Everclear - From the site:


    Don't ask how I know of this! ;)
  8. mav_uk

    mav_uk Member

    Okay, sorry, red rag and all that....

    How do you know of this? :)

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