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Old 08-02-2003, 11:04 AM   #1
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yeah I heard simple green works
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Old 08-02-2003, 11:15 AM   #2
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You can use Rc gas car fuel, it works great and wont ruin the lexan.

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I don't have fuel at the moment anything else
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If its Faskolor and it`s fresh soak it with simple green the wash it with hot soap and water. If it`s set for a while try acetone or even a mild lacquer thinner.
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Simple green is NOT good. I HIGHLY recommend not using it. 3 Words: TRINITY BODY BLAST - Lexan formula - will take off overspray or even servo tape residue. If you need to REALLY take ALL the paint off... (In which case I think it would be a better to buy another clear body) You can always use a BOLINK product that is made to clean all the paint off the body so you can repaint it. Im not sure of the name but use one of those two... I dont recommend using anything else...
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YOU CAN USE NON ACETONE NAIL POLISH REMOVER AND A Q- TIP IT WILL TAKE IT RIGHT OFF.
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Ok, no matter what you use, the body will be VERY brittle. I've tried just about everything you can imagine. The most luck I've had is dipping a rag in nail polish remover WITH a little bit of acetone, and rubbing it like an SOB. It will be a good probably 12 hour proccess, and you will still end up with a semi cloudy body, but it will be ok for practice. I would just save myself the money and arm ache, and just buy a new body, you'll be happier in the end. Plus you will be able to hold your radio the next day.
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i use denatured alcahol to remove overspray but never tried cleaning all the paint off
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I've read that a mix of NON-Acetone nail polish remover and denatured alcohol work great. I think that the proper mix is 2-to-1 on the polish remover/alcohol. If anyone remembers or knows the proper mix, please correct me.

BTW, the Bolink product is Bolink R/C Body Wash... I have an old product from a now defunct company called "Dr. D's" which made a great body cleaner. a friend of mine actually used it to remove all the paint from a body once, and it worked great! Now if I could only get that stuff to a chemist to tell me what it's made of...
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Yeah the pactra can says 1:1 Laquer Thinner:70%Rubbing alcohol

that works fine takes it right off and won't hurt the lexan
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You can use Rc gas car fuel, it works great and wont ruin the lexan.

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Just used your tip with some traxxas fuel and it worked as a charm! I knew that fuel had to be good for something! lol Thanks
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