Re: Devils Advocate regarding chemical paint strippers

Robert Cheeks

On 5/28/2015 5:50 PM, 'Nelson Moyer' ku0a@... [STMFC] wrote:

Interestingly, Tru Color said brake fluid was very efficient
about removing their paints, but they didn’t say anything about

substrate survival. What are the effects of short time

exposure of resin and styrene (Evergreen) to brake fluid, and

are all brake fluids equally effective and have the same

effect on resin and styrene?

Nelson Moyer

I don't know about resin but some brake fluids will make some
plastics brittle. Yes that is a vague statement however the results
are inconsistent. This has been discussed a lot on the Diesel
list with the conclusion that grit blasting, 91% isopropyl
alcohol and oven cleaner are the safest methods, in that order.

I have used alcohol on Accu+paint and Star (PBL) on plastic
with good results. I have not tried it on resin.

Robert Cheeks

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