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« on: November 10, 2011 05:51:05 PM »

I have some hot wheels cars that I want to custom paint for my son. I have done this before but the last time I used a dremmel and sand paper and basically sanded all the paint away. It took forever! I was wondering if there was a good paint stripper that you know of that might work for this? Hot wheels cars have plastic pieces on them so the paint stripper can't weaken or dissolve the plastic.

I have tried acetone, but that didn't really work.  Any other ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011 01:23:43 AM »

...Ouch...
I was going to recommend spray oven cleaner or that aircraft stripper, but that will eat the plastic.  Those work great for removing everything from paint to anodizing.  

Can you take them apart?  I can't remember if those things can come apart with a screwdriver.

Otherwise, I can't think of anything that will remove paint, but spare the plastic.   They would probably rust from too much soaking, so I don't think you can soak the pant off...

Have you ever tried to do a base primer coat of a bland color and paint over the original paint?
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