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Removing paint from chromed parts ?
jmsbd07
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 07:47 PM GMT+7
I recently dug through my older kits that I got when I was a younger and most of the kits are half finished, I began to break some of the parts off into (the glue was really weak) i'm planning to repaint the model, and some of the chrome parts have paint on them, any good ideas for removing it ?
BigfootV
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
Hey Tommy,

Sand them. Here's an example.



Note the stacks in the photo, I hit them with 200 grid sandpaper and they don't look too bad. There maybe other ways, but that works.

HTH.
See ya in the funnies.....................
c5flies
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 08:30 AM GMT+7
I'm a bleach guy myself, Tommy. Here's a link to some good ways to remove chrome:

Chrome Removal
jmsbd07
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:07 AM GMT+7
I don't want to remove the chrome, I wand to remove the excess paint that was on the chrome parts,without damaging the chrome
BigfootV
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:34 AM GMT+7
Tommy,

Well, that's something different. You might have to bite the bullet and remove everything then repaint the piece in question if the paints been on for a few years.
However, after saying that, there is a product out there that might do the trick, it's made by a company "Polly S" and the name is "Easy Lift Off" or "ELO"
This removes paint from "unwanted" areas.

Try that first, then sanding/repaint would be last option.

HTH.
See ya in the funnies...................
damoore46
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:10 PM GMT+7

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I don't want to remove the chrome, I wand to remove the excess paint that was on the chrome parts,without damaging the chrome



Tommy, I would be more apt to just remove everything, then repaint using Alclad. I think you will like the results.