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Old Sep 29, 2005, 11:08 AM
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Removing latex "house paint" from a foam model

Guys

I just purchased <being shipped to me as we speak> a used Sureflite P-39. The model was painted about 2 years ago with latex house paint. I have no idea if it was thinned or not.

The color doesn’t agree with me so I’m looking to strip it down. How tough is this stuff and can I most likely sand it off without damage to the foam? Or is it water based and “wash off”?

Thanks

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Old Sep 29, 2005, 02:15 PM
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Tommy,
Try to use sticky tape first - apply and peel off with the paint - on some models - like Acrobipe works very well.
Good luck,
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Old Sep 29, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Removing Latex Paint

If it won't peel off - try "Goof Off 2". This product will remove dried latex paint, but be sure to use the Goof Off 2 - regular Goof Off will melt foam.

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Old Sep 29, 2005, 03:40 PM
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Guys

Thanks much. The tape idea is a good one.

So is the stripper. Now that I think of it I posted about doing just that with a EPP model here on RCGroups not too long ago : http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=116

Thanks for the heads up to test it first against some scrap foam!

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Old Sep 29, 2005, 05:45 PM
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Many latex paints will lift if left under water for a spell. Denatured alcohol also can sometimes work.
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