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    Feb 17, 2009, 3:01 PM - remove paint from smooth cast roto? #1

    I got a bucket I was doing some paint testing on and realized I need to remove it. What method or compound should I use so it doesn't eat the plastic?

    Thanks guys!
    Kody
  2. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Feb 17, 2009, 3:19 PM - Re: remove paint from smooth cast roto? #2

    So it's resin, isn't it? Well, for the resin ones, like the SgtFang's helmets, I have used acetone and it has worked really well, so try it. Others have used it for remove the paint of the MR helmet.

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    Feb 17, 2009, 3:57 PM - Re: remove paint from smooth cast roto? #3

    I figured acetone would be my best bet.
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    Feb 17, 2009, 3:57 PM - Re: remove paint from smooth cast roto? #4

    i've used acetone on roto... it will eat thin spots (say, the keyholes on the back if you've trimmed them already), but overall it's not harmful if the resin is thick. i'd use caution, but it would probably be ok.
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    Feb 17, 2009, 4:34 PM - Re: remove paint from smooth cast roto? #5

    Careful sanding should also be considered if you don't want to risk damaging the plastic, whatever you decide take your time, that is the best advice I can offer
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    Feb 17, 2009, 4:46 PM - Re: remove paint from smooth cast roto? #6

    well, if you want to repaint it...I would just wet sand it all and start over with it in primer.
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    Feb 17, 2009, 5:12 PM - Re: remove paint from smooth cast roto? #7

    Yeah, I'd just sand it down and prime it. I've never had to use acetone to remove paint before, always sanding for me.

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