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Cheap paint stripping method that works!




Submitted By:

Sean Robertson


A local modeler gave me a great tip for stripping paint off of a model, of about any medium, without damaging the kit itself: Easy-Off oven cleaner. Just today, I had to strip an inaccurate paint-job off of a resin Klingon Negh'Var and a styrene Reliant kit. Ordinarily I'd buy some kind of name-brand paint/decal remover from the hobby shop, but I followed my buddy's recommendation and used Easy-Off instead. Follow the bottle directions--IOW, let the sprayed item sit for two hours or so--and voila!, your kit should be restored to its original, naked paintless self [grin]. I used an old toothbrush to scrub off the paint and primer, and I don't think a second remover coat is even required.

Good, safe stuff, though it should be used in a well ventilated area, yadda yadda...

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