Removing Paint

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by ecs_norway, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. ecs_norway
    ecs_norway Member
    Been working on painting some items recently acquired in WSF. Sprayed them with a quick coat of white primer and started painting, but am very disappointed with my original choice of color. Any recommendations for removing paint?

    I normally use Simple Green, is this safe to use on WSF?
     
  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    What's Simple Green and what kind of paint have you used? WSF is Nylon-12 if that helps hunting down any answers for reactions.



     
  3. ecs_norway
    ecs_norway Member
    Paints... a quick spray with Krylon primer, then common acrylic paints.

    Simple Green... http://www.simplegreen.com/

    It's a common cleaner. I've used it before on metal and resin castings for paint removal -- usually just needs to let it soak for a couple of days.

    Active ingredients per their MSDS sheet:
    Water
    2-butoxyethanol
    Ethoxylated Alchohol
    Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate
    Sodium Citrate
     
  4. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Nail varnish remover and a cotton swab should be just fine for removing acrylic paint without worry of effecting the WSF.