stripping a lifelike proto 2000 shell

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Edavillenut, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

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    how do i strip a proto 2000 shell
  2. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Very carefully!

    Actually you can soak it in easy-off oven cleaner for 1/2 hour at a time, gently scrubing with an old toothbrush (do it in an old plastic container to contain the fumes and mess) rinse with water thoughly or the new paint won't go on well.
  3. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    got one soaking in a vat of 96% alko seems to be slipping off the old paint just fine.
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    One thing you don't want to do is to use anything solvent-based. I did once on an N scale that I bought at a thrift shop. It got the paint off really good and took a lot of the details along with it. :eek::eek::eek::eek: Counting rivits on that loco was easy...:cry::cry:
  5. CalFlash

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    Don't know if it's the same paint formulations, but the 96% alcohol works great on their freight cars.
  6. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    96% alcohol - 192 proof. try everclear.

    I usually go straight for the brake fluid.

    kevin