A tip for *almost* infinitely reusable bodies.
1. Paint with water-based paints like Faskolor©. These colors EVEN WHEN CURED can be removed using the following procedure...
1. A large spray of Simple Green available from auto supply stores and Wal-Mart.
2. A set of dishwashing gloves, the yellow ones your mom used to use are perfect.
3. Your fingers, a soft sponge (no bristles or Scotch pads), and Q Tips.
A. Heat the body up by passing it under HOT water (I highly suggest wearing the dishwashing gloves for this part). You want the water just a little hotter than you can stand with your bear hands.
B. Spray the painted surface with a liberal amount of Simple Green and let it sit for 5 minutes.
C. Rub the paint off with your fingers, the soft sponge, and use Q Tips for those hard to reach areas.
D. Repeat these steps until all of the paint has been removed. A typical buggy body takes 15 minutes. A sedan body should take less time because of its less angular surfaces.
When you repaint the body do NOT use an exacto knife anywhere on the inside of the body. The channels created when the blade etches the body will gather paint that is almost impossible to remove. Use pre-printed body masks or tape masks that you have cut before application to the body.