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GazB

Removing Tamiya Clear Paint from a Clear Part

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Hey all.

 

Bit of a dilemma. A while back I got the JGSDF LAV kit from Tamiya, which prompts you to paint the windows in clear blue. For some reason the Tamiya clear blue, when sprayed, would come out opaque on the clear parts, so after rubbing it off immediately I brush painted it, but I've never been happy with how blue it is, looking less like a tinting.

 

It's been some time since I painted them (still haven't fully assembled the kit), but I'm wondering if there's anything I could do to remove the paint without sacrificing the clarity of the part, and if anyone knows why the clear blue went on opaque when sprayed (but not when brushed).

 

I have access to Tamiya acrylic thinner and Ultimate Airbrush Thinner, if they could be used for removal.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Gaz

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8 hours ago, Dads203 said:

Tamiya thinners should do the trick :D

 

8 hours ago, Calum said:

Tamiya acrylic thinner should remove it 

 

Thanks, gents :D

 

Would this make the piece cloudy at all and require any polishing?

 

Gaz

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Been there, done that......Two ways that worked for me before:

-Dip the parts in alcohol for half an hour or so.

-Dip the parts in oven cleaner. Twenty minutes will be enough....

 

Tamiya acrilic thinner is nothing but isopropyl alcohol....some "rubbing alcohols" are isopropyl based, easily found at your local ironmongery or hardware store. 

Won't attack the plastic parts, and further polishing is not usually needed. 

Best regards...

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33 minutes ago, Artie said:

Been there, done that......Two ways that worked for me before:

-Dip the parts in alcohol for half an hour or so.

-Dip the parts in oven cleaner. Twenty minutes will be enough....

 

Tamiya acrilic thinner is nothing but isopropyl alcohol....some "rubbing alcohols" are isopropyl based, easily found at your local ironmongery or hardware store. 

Won't attack the plastic parts, and further polishing is not usually needed. 

Best regards...

Cheers, Artie :)

 

Gaz

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