So I've got Rustoleum, primer and silver paint on my styrene armor (MB). Paint thinner wasn't strong enough. Someone suggested leaving the pieces in Pine-Sol over night. Tried that, nothing. I was fearful of using anything like laquer thinner.
As always, I'm constantly working on my P.O.S. VW van and I stubled onto my new friend....Carb cleaner. If it'll remove carbon buildup on a piston, grease from an engine case what will it do to styrene? Not much short of removeing the paint! It didn't hurt it at all.
I actually ran out about halfway through the endevor but I should be able to finish paint removal (note: I will not say stripping in a public forum for fear of never ending jokes at my expense) by the weekend. I have yet to take a picture of the partially finished stuff but it looks like it came out of the back end of the Sarlacc right now. It's all different shades of green and silver, looks all chewed up... It kinda looks neat.
Anyways, thought it might help anyone in need of it.
At this point you might ask why I didn't just sand and repaint, Because I still had the stupid liquid mask the guy sold me, it never peeled off so I have to start from the beginning.