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PostPosted: 13 May 2019, 05:59 
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Hey guys

So I found an unfinished Tamiya 1/24 Subaru WRC '98 that I didn't complete a few years ago.

Everything looks in order and keen to practice my airbrushing skills on the body. One thing I did notice is that it looks like I made a stuff up
on painting the windscreen and window surrounds, from what I can see it looks like I didn't apply the masking correctly.

What are your recommendations for removing paint from clear plastic as I would like to repaint the window surrounds? I've done some research and it looks like using Dettol is a popular method for
removing paint from plastic, but I'm not sure what the effects would be on clear plastic.

Thanks again for all your help :)


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Put paint on a spare clear part and experiment with that.

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What type of paint was used?


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Brake fluid works great. If the clear part is still attached to the body apply sparingly with a ear bud.

Some of the hobby shops stock paint remover, but I have not tried that.

you can also water sand the affected area and then polish it out.


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PostPosted: 13 May 2019, 11:37 
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Thanks again guys. Paint that was used is Tamiya Enamel.


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Also try Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner. Just don't breathe the stuff! [-X

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PostPosted: 16 May 2019, 16:55 
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I have used mineral turps to remove enamel from plastic, it does not seem to affect the plastic either.


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