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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) slingshot is offline
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      Iíve been reading numerous ways of removing chrome and paint, two products I havenít seen mentioned that I use now are Simple Green and Wesley's Bleach Two other options for removing chrome/paint White. Both of them will remove not only the chrome but the clear coat Two other options for removing chrome/paint underneath the chrome, the chrome disappears kind of fast, it can take a couple days or so to have the clear coat Two other options for removing chrome/paint completely gone. Iím not sure how long it takes since I usually only get to model once or twice a week so I donít check it real often. I have only tried removing paint with the Simple Green, it removed thick enamel Two other options for removing chrome/paint paint that was over 30 years old, and then the chrome that was underneath and the clear coat Two other options for removing chrome/paint . Small parts I just put in a large pill bottle, larger parts I put in a Tupperware with a tight fitting lid. What I really like about them is they are nontoxic and can be washed down the drain. Simple Green is an all purpose cleaner, the other is for cleaning whitewalls on tires among other things. I also picked up a large food strainer with a tight weave and after soaking I pour the parts into it for rinsing off.
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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    This is a really great tip, slingshot. The\anks for posting this. I usually use Easy Off oven cleaner with the blue cap. It will remove chrome well but it does a poor job on the clear coat Two other options for removing chrome/paint unless I'm not leaving it long enough. The Easy Off with the yellow cap is way too corrosive and really tears up skin if you're not careful. Simple Green and Bleach Two other options for removing chrome/paint White as you mentioned are much less corrosive and that's a huge advantage for me. I usually stay away from the Castrol Super clean Two other options for removing chrome/paint for the same reason. Accidents happen too easily.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    I hear ya! After health problems last couple years along with multiple surgeries, I am very sensitive to a lot of the stuff. I do if not do well at all with the harsh chemicals. Even a lot of the cements and solvents we use in modeling really bothers me, I have finally gone to using mostly Testors glue in the blue tube. Once in awhile I will use the liquid glue. I read somewhere but can’t find the thread again or somebody mentioned Testors glue in a white tube??

    In another thread you had mentioned cutting up plastic and melting it for putty Two other options for removing chrome/paint , I have also tried that. You were looking for different glues, one that I tried that was pretty hot Two other options for removing chrome/paint was Tamiya Two other options for removing chrome/paint Extra Thin Cement, you can even hold parts tightly together and touch the edge with the brush and it will still go under the parts. It was a great glue, but the odor from it bothered me way too much. I remember an old article from a car model magazine where I first heard about making your own plastic goo, the guy was trying to replicate some instruments so he burnished some tin foil over the part, carefully lifted it off and then put some of the plastic goo in it (about twice as much as needed) and after it was dry he had a plastic part.


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    I had also thought about molding my own parts with scrap styrene Two other options for removing chrome/paint and sculpy molds. I'm gonna have to give that one a try.
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    I recently picked up some Sculpy to try the same thing, but I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. As a pretty good stuff? Any special techniques for using it?


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    Did you get the extra firm compound?
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    Umm, not sure. It’s all the hobby store had when I got it. Dark red box and the clay is white. Is there a big difference between the different kinds?


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    The extra firm is gray and holds fine detail a lot better...being firmer it's easier to sculpt. The gray is easier to "see detail" and when cured is shatter and chip resistant. It sells for around 13 bucks for a lb. brick.

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    That figures!! I haven’t even seen the gray stuff before, I will have to look for it when I place my next order. Is the white stuff any good? I was thinking about it for shaping some parts.


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    Can't tell you much about the white clay...give it a try.
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    If it's too difficult to get the less firm Sculpey to carve well, then make the part as close as you can and carve and finish the piece after it's fully cured.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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