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Removing Paint
« on: September 08, 2009, 08:23:10 »
I have removed all the white metal fittings from my newly aquired Model Slipway YORKSHIREMAN tug as I am replacing the decks and superstructure, unfortunately the fittings have been very crudely painted by brush with thick gloss, the bollards, stanchions etc are easy enough to chip the paint off but I am about to start the cranes, davits , winches etc (all the awkward items) and was wondering if anyone knows an easy technique for doing this ??? I thought as a last resort to soak them in paint stripper?

Possibly gentle heat to melt the paint ? I don't know, so I am looking for some help please  :)

Many Thanks In Advance,

Regards, Dan.
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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 09:23:49 »
Dan,

I would try a standard type paint stripper, but try it on a small area first to see how it goes. It may take several goes, particularly in corners, but should be okay..

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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009, 09:30:12 »
Cheers Barry, that was one option I did consider, although via a couple of pm's I have been told to use acetone (soak overnight) or brake fluid ??? I have some old fittings which I will experiment on first then see what the results are and of course post the results on here  :)

But I am still open to suggestions  :D

Regards, Dan.
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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 10:48:44 »
Apparently Fairy Power Spray works without damaging plastic

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18937.0

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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009, 12:16:57 »
Cheers Mike for your help, I already know about removing paint from plastic without having to look on 'that' forum  ;D Hopefully someone else would have learnt from it  ;) ;)

Kind Regards, Dan.
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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009, 23:24:27 »
Easy Off oven cleaner.
Simple Green, or Fairy cleaner
Brake Fluid...

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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009, 23:38:01 »
Easy Off oven cleaner.
Simple Green, or Fairy cleaner
Brake Fluid...

Many Thanks Umi_Ryuzuki  ;)
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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009, 03:58:10 »
Brake fluid is a notorious paint remover. Just spill a little on your car. Testing on parts that are of little or no value is the best way to go with whatever you choose. Paint some metal with a similar paint and have at it. Good luck.
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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 07:36:24 »
A quick update on my findings, I used a thinned down soloution of Nitromos (Paint Remover) & cold water for the white metal fittings, I soaked them for about 2 minutes, left them for a further 5 minutes on a scrap of wood them placed into a bowl of cold soapy water for half an hour, once removed from the water the original paint (which WAS very thick) was left in the water and I had shiney new fittings  :D :D :D

Thanks again for your help guys  ;)

Regards, Dan.

p.s, I was advised to dilute the paint remover to avoid the glue that had been used to construct the winch, davits etc as otherwise the glue would have disappeared as well  :)
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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009, 07:45:08 »
Now that is a good idea Dan.. :) :) :)
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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2009, 07:48:37 »
Thanks Barry, I still have some more fittings to do, so what I will do is photograph the before and after photos (alongside a measure) which will really show the thickness of paint I am removing  :) :)

I will be doing these tomorrow and also for the build / rebuild log, this will be started in the next few days  ;)

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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2009, 09:32:24 »
Thanks for sharing Dan. I have a rebuild coming up and can put that info to good use.
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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2009, 10:12:12 »
Sandblaster allways works good too :D :D :D :D


Just kidding!!
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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 02:44:33 »
As promised, a before and after comparison and the paint stripper I am using  ;)

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Re: Removing Paint
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2009, 10:20:25 »
gawd, they were 'orrible,dan.
was the whole model like that......no wonder you're replacing so much.  :)
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