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Old 2004.02.21, 08:11 PM   #1
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Tough Decal

The Lic Plate decal on this is one tough decal it lasted though my paint stripping that melts paint and decal like butter but not this one, I will just peel it off from here but the paint stripping had little effect on it, tough decal

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Old 2004.02.21, 08:45 PM   #2
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What type of stripper do you use? I done some in the past with Castrol Super Clean and let it soak about six hours.
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Old 2004.02.21, 08:54 PM   #3
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Scalecoat

I use only scalecoat paint wash (stripper)
no real bad fumes and safe for all plastics and works in less than 30 mins.
I even used it to remove paint out of lexan bodys with no harm.
I have used it for years and it always takes the paint and decals off anything I strip metal or plastic, but not this time haha.
I just thought is was odd that this custom decal one stayed in tacked custom decals not known for durabillty...

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Old 2004.02.21, 09:11 PM   #4
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BTW how does that work on the windows? Or have you not tried it yet?
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Old 2004.02.21, 11:38 PM   #5
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it worked great to clear off the painted window no crazying I can use the glass with no problems.

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Old 2004.02.22, 12:58 AM   #6
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The CSC that I used works good on most paint, some of the tamiya sprays can be tough. I did an autoscale in the past and the black details (original) were hard to get off as well. Testors or Tamiya bottle paint comes right off with no problems at all.

You could try a search on "Licence Plates" and dig up an old thread that arch2b had that may show what he used for those plates. I think it's laminated or something like that. I did some plates on my cars but I used standard label paper on mine. I figured if they tore up I just take them off and put new ones on.
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Old 2004.02.22, 12:51 PM   #7
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In addition to Scalecoat, there is another hobby product I use for stripping and it is ELO (Easy Lift Off) by Polly-S and it works great.

If you want to do some quick stripping of chrome or paint and you are in a pinch, you can use Easy Off oven cleaner. Just be aware that it can tend to dry the natural oils in polysterene and make it a little more brittle if you leave it soak too long.
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Old 2004.02.22, 10:18 PM   #8
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The Castrol Super Clean I get at a local auto parts store for $8.00 a gallon. If anything it leaves the parts kinda oily, just wash it with dish soap afterward. Works on clear plastic as well.

EZ off can be very strong, I used that on some alloy wheels to get the purple off. You will have to watch it and not leave it on too long and stay away from the fumes.
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Old 2004.02.22, 10:29 PM   #9
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rcm- it is a small worls indeed

those tags are inkjet on heavyweight photograhic super high glossy paper. the good stuff they take just about any puishment i give them. i glue them on with a dot of goo so they don't gte torn off by debris
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Old 2004.03.03, 08:27 PM   #10
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Quote:
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I use only scalecoat paint wash (stripper)
I have one question about that scalecoat. How is it on clearcoats? The Kyosho ones. I am not sure if that body had one or not. I had some clearcoats put up a fight when I try to strip it.
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Old 2004.03.03, 09:09 PM   #11
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The Striper

I am sure this body did not have there Glosscoat paint on it.
but I would bet that scalecoat paint wash would take that clearcoat off along with all the paint I would try it if it were me, If it took the paint off the windows a clearcoat would be no problem, I like scalecoat Safe on all plastics, I know what it will do every time it does not really smell it's easy to clean up, easy on you, a bottle cost $9.95 and I can get at least 4 body's, and if you run the old used paint wash though a nylon sock you can use it again you can get a way with that maybe 3 times before it loses all strength.


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Old 2004.03.03, 09:34 PM   #12
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Thanks RCM.
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