STRIPPING PAINT WITH DETTOL

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STRIPPING PAINT WITH DETTOL

Post by STEVE on Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:59 pm

Yes, you read right, Dettol! Very Happy

Gerhard sent me a link that went throught the process of stripping paint with Dettol and I thought I just had to give this a try.

Ok, so you will need:
- Dettol (750ml or 1litre bottle)
- Ice Cream Container (empty)
- 2 old toothbrushes
- couple of toothpics
- some old (clean) rags
- Rubber Gloves.

Right, our Victim. Tamiya Subaru WRX. Has a Tamiya white primer coat, matt white, matt black and gloss clear.


Grab your Ice Cream container and pour the dettol into it

Now fill up the empty dettol bottle with water, and add that to the container

Insert vehicle to be stripped

(You'll see at this point my container was too big, so I swapped it for a smaller one
Put the lid on, and wait 24hrs


Soooo, 24hrs later....
Remove the car from the dettol, dont forget to use the rubber gloves. As this was a test, I just did a cursory wipe with the toothbrush, and hey presto!

Now, as far as i can see, the dettol doesnt actually strip paint, but rather changes the paint to a jelly like stuff, that basically just wipes off

OK, very important bit now, use the toothbrush to remove the majority of paint, and the toothpicks to get all the bits stuck in the nooks & crannys, then, use the clean rags to wipe off the entire body, use 2 or 3 if necessary to remove as much as possible, polishing, if you will, the body. DO NOT PUT THE BODY ANYWHERE NEAR WATER AT THIS STAGE
You should, after all that, end up with...

The above photo shows the body before being wiped down, and still has some of the 'jelly' on

Once you have removed all the residue, cleaned out all the nooks and crannys, you should have a clean body.

As you can see from the body above, there are still as few areas where the residue hasnt rubbed off, so Ive decided to give mine another dunking, but you can see on the roof and boot just how well this actually works
Once you have finished however, and you are sure all of the paint residue has been removed, clean the body off with water, let it dry and hey presto, you have another skill under your belt. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you

Steve

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Post by Modelcardude on Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:39 pm

Wow! Now the body is clean AND germ free! Thanks for trying what we others were scared to do Steve!

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Post by STEVE on Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:11 pm

I must admit, I was dubious...
So its no longer, Dettol, Kills all known germs Dead!, its now Dettol, Strips all known paints... Very Happy

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Post by STEVE on Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:25 pm

Hi Guys
Just a bit of a followup.
Like I said in the previous post, I was a bit dubious and was actually worried that the Dettol might have an adverse effect on the plastic.
So, I cleaned off the body thoroughly, let it dry off and then gave it a light spray over with Tamiya Primer.
As you can see, no ill effects, no damage to the plastic at all Very Happy


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