Stripping Factory Painted Models
From my prior paint removal efforts, a guide to what works (safely), on what models.
For anyone who models small railroads, has a free-lanced railroad, of just likes to paint. Stripping can be done for a number of reasons, Undecorated versions not available, decorated versions cheaper, ect...
Here's a list of whats worked for me.
|Manufacturer||Stripping agent(s) that worked|
|Kato||PS ELO, SC WA|
|Athearn (Bluebox, Genesis & RTR)||Pine-sol, 91% Isopropyl, PS ELO, SC WA|
|Bachmann (Standard, Plus, Spectrum)||Pine-sol, 91% Isopropyl, PS ELO, SC WA|
Guide to products:
- PS ELO: Polly Scale Easy Lift Off
- SC WA: Scale Coat Wash Away
- Pine-sol: Use Pine-sol Original Scent, off brands and other scents do not work as well.
- 91% Isopropyl: aka Rubbing Alcohol, use only 90+, 70% will not work.
More in-depth articles cover the process of stripping factory paint:
Stripping Paint from a Decorated Model (Version 1)
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