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Offline Fixitandy

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How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« on: December 01, 2018, 11:40:46 AM »
Hey guys, what is the best way to remove spay paint from plastics? Was thinking of traditional paint stripper, but as it?s a caustic product it may damage plastics. Thoughts?

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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 10:12:34 AM »
Razor blade. Scraping it off. Not a cutting motion
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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 11:52:29 AM »
I?ve used paint stripper a few times, I think it?s good and hasn?t caused any damage over a period of a couple of years now.

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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 02:52:09 PM »
Sally's paint stripper in an aerosol can
But watch out it's like chile you don't want to rub your eye...
Or your pecker
Just saying

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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 08:42:25 PM »
Thanks Bruce, did it go like this? Oh sh_t! I?ve got paint stripper on my hands & I?ve just rubbed my eye. Better grab my pecker too, just in case. Lol. Couldn?t resist. Was it a Selley?s Product you were referring to? Cheers Andy.

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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 08:15:42 AM »
any projects done in my shed generally require BEER.
drink beer....need to pi%&
went down hill from there  :-[

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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 07:37:44 PM »
Hey Bruce, was the spray on paint stripper a Selleys ptoduct? Cheers Andy.




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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 08:52:26 PM »
yeh mate.
I like because I can just stand back and bomb the sh*&t out of it then just hose it of.
have had best result by waiting until plastic is dry before round 2 (time for beer and music)
and scrubbing with a nylon brush helps.

 Results vary

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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2018, 01:08:56 AM »
Rattle can gasket stripper/remover is good for paint removing. I've been using CRC's product with success. It is plastic friendly.
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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2018, 08:10:31 PM »
Thanks. Gonna post some pics soon. Stay tuned

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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2019, 07:54:39 AM »
Have you made any progress yet mate?

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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2019, 03:33:05 PM »
Yes, sorry mate, I did say I was gonna post pics, well I got it all off eventually, mostly with spray on paint stripper (2 goes) then some elbow grease & petrol for stubborn bits. Came up good. Not glossy like new OEM, but it great lean condition. I?ve since packed them away with my other spares. So no pics available. Regards Andy.

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Re: How to remove spray paint fro plastics
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2019, 07:40:35 PM »
No worries mate was just interested to see how you'd got on.

Plastics are so hard to come by now at sensible money it pays to renovate what you have.