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Old Jul 20, 2014, 06:43 AM
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Old Jul 25, 2014, 03:29 AM
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I plan to do some repainting on the red/white CL-415 has anybody got any suggestions on what would remove the paint without harming the foam ? I read one report of using oven cleaner to do this so bought some 'Easy Off' oven cleaner (NZ) yesterday. I tried it today, and while it didn't harm the foam (I used a test piece) it didn't remove the paint at all either. I've tried various solvents on test pieces of polystyrene foam but as I suspected they all damage the foam. Any more suggestions out there ? I'm trying to avoid the spackle & sand route.

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Old Jul 26, 2014, 12:00 PM
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Hello and welcome.
I think the only way, is to paint it over, after a very light sanding.

Good luck, whatever you do.
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 09:30 PM
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[QUOTE=rustiest;29014489]Hello and welcome.
I think the only way, is to paint it over, after a very light sanding.

Thanks, yes I may need to just paint over it if I can't find a way to remove the paint (without harming the foam), but as that would mean painting white over red it would probably take quite a few coats to stop the red being visible under the white.
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Make sure you are glueing your floats to the foam and not the paint on the wing.

You'll have to use a knife to clean away the paint and then use something like Gorillia Glue to glue them in. However, in a bad landing they will still rip away as there is a lot of force on them if you hit those first. At some point, something has to give.

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After months of not doing much with it (and of no flying due to weather) yesterday i did an experimental fittign of the floaters using double sided tape .. after seeing how they were i decided finally to just glue them on as they dont take as much space as i tought..

so i hotglued them to the wing.. flew it finally today.. despite being windy i could manage ..the floats dont seem to afect much the flight.. maybe it was a bit more draggy but there was some wind so it could be that..

everything was going well until i land for the second flight.. very soft landing with bouncing in soft grass... right float rips away..

whaaaat?

there were hot glued.. how could they rip away this easy...not damage at all but i had not readed here about anyone having issues with them , even some who fix them with velcro or magnets... weird .. maybe i should add triangular balsa side reinforcements
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Painting white over red is a difficult situation.
Generally speaking about solvents, if the paint is water based then maybe (maybe) pure alcohol or isopropyl can remove it, without harming the styrofoam.
If it is any kind of lacquer there is nothing to remove it safely. In this case the styrofoam is far more sensitive to any lacquer solvent than the paint itself.
If you can't remove it, I think the only way is light sanding, a coat or two of white primer, and then painting multiple coats of white paint.

Good luck to what ever you do
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