paint removal

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by stary, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. stary

    stary Member

    when removing paint from a loco or car, do you have to reemove the weathering first? Also, do you remove the decals first, if it has any? If so, how do you go about both these things? I plan on using the CHAMELEON paint remover. Also, does the room need to be ventilated?
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    When removing paint, anything "on" the paint is also removed.
    As I recall, Chamelion didn't have any requirement for room ventilation. Most model paint removal mediums are mild enough that ventilation isn't required.
    A very safe rule of thumb would be, If ventilation is required, it probably isn't exactly safe for plastic. Laquer based paints can be used, but some care is required. Floquil will craze some plastics. Always save sprue material, and test the paint on it before painting the model.
    Hope this helps,

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