Re: Paint stripper

Kenneth Montero

Is Scalecoat II Wash Away Paint Stripper/Remover for Plastics formulated the same as the Chameleon paint stripper? They look similar.
Ken Montero

On 05/01/2021 8:34 PM Walter Cox via <waltgcox@...> wrote:
Could you be thinking of Chameleon? That was the best I ever used,I still have a bit left that I use sparingly when all else fails. I think someone came up with the formula for it recently so there should be something in the archives.
In a message dated 4/30/2021 4:06:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, cvlk@... writes:

Seems to me there was a commercial hobby paint stripper whose name escapes me at the moment e eeavailable before “EasyLiftOff” that worked well.  

The only problem with petroleum-based paint strippers is that, while they removed the paint, they also removed some of the plasticizers from the molded plastic which made them brittle and allowed release of some of the internal stresses of the molding process, sometimes causing spontaneous shattering of the shell or warping.  This is a non-chemist/plastics expert explanation of some of the failures I had especially early on (1960s/70s).

Charlie Vlk

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