Found a new paint remover called "LA'S totally awesome". Dropped parts in the cleaner at 6PM, with in 12 HR's most of the pant fell rite off (Enamel) that is, have not tried lacquer yet. And it's real cheep for me under $2.00 for a small bottle or $3 for the big refill.
Clayton, If that is the stuff I think it is. They used to sell it door to order with a mail reorder. Now it is available in the Dollar stores here. Great cleaner. Never tried it on paint. Will have to check it out!!
Working on this. Cab been sitting in the cleaner over night,most of the paint came off with water hose some had too use a brush and toothpick,still got a few parts soaking there coming clean as well. *DO need to have gloves,this stuff will turn nails yellow and take the skin off. SO far this stuff works better than the super clean.
Post by ap40rocktruck on Oct 1, 2012 6:37:26 GMT -8
Nice to know a alternative.
For plastic & resin I still prefer Easy-off in the yellow can, i use a cheap big sealed plastic tub (like rubermaid, only cheaper at wally world). always wear protective gloves & eye protection, spray the parts all over in & out, put into the container & snap the lid on, works on all paints, tube glue, fillers and so on. after 4-8 hours remove & scrub under running water to remove paint etc. this also breaks the bond of the paint to plastic, so for paint still in door jams, corners & so on, wait for it to completely dry, then what is left will flake off with ease.
For metal only, such as diecast parts, the best i have found is Permatex "Gasket Remover". Spray it on, seal it up for a few hours in a cheap plastic container, use the hose & old tooth brush, bingo--clean metal.
I do, basically, the same thing Rick does with the tupperware, except I use Dettol Anticeptic (I think the US equivalent is Pinesol). Although one thing that's different about the Dettol is you can't scrub under running water.
Once the parts have been in the Dettol a while the paint can be peeled off, but if you try to do it under water the Dettol gets washed off and the paint "re-adheres" to the plastic, so you have to get as much paint off before you rinse the pieces.