Re: paint sripping
Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
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Whether brake fluid works as a paint stripper depends on the paint and the plastic. I used to do this a lot years ago, and it worked well for me with Athearn and Roundhouse paints, but some other paint wouldn't strip at all. Sometimes the paint came off well, but it wouldn't remove the lettering.
The plastic itself can also be dicey. I melted a Bachmann 44-tonner shell in just one night using brake fluid. It is also very bad for some (maybe most) resin castings. I ruined one of Martin's kits in brake fluid after a botched paint job. Fortunately, I was able to salvage the sides and ends, but the floor and roof were really distorted.
I would say, "Use with extreme caution."
On 2/28/2011 10:39 AM, Raymond Hatfield wrote: