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Cleaning Pant off of Plastic
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What is the easiest way to clean paint off of plastic parts like the washer jet retainers.

Mine are painted Grabber Blue from a High School paint job.  I want to be back to crisp/original.

Nail Polish Remover?
Purple Power Soak?
Other?

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#2
Brake fluid, slow but won't harm most plastics. Soak in it for a few hours.



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#3
No for sure on the plastic type but I think it is ABS. If it is then lacquer thinner will not hurt them either but test first. Never go all in until you test, lol. Aircraft stripper should not hurt ABS either. Things like lenses the lacquer thinner will melt.


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runninpony 
Try to soak it in 100% coolant, that's how I got paint off of some painted slot cars I bought!

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#5
I've used Easy-Off oven cleaner with great results on plastic stuff. Especially helpful to strip off that clear engine bay spray that some people ( used car lots) use to half-assed make the engine compartment look clean and shiny. I've also used the Easy-Off on model car kit bodies that needed striping so I could re-paint them. It doesn't hurt the plastic.
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That's Easy Off with lye; not all cans of Easy Off use lye.

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Or you can be lazy like me and just order some from Don at Ohio Mustang.

http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=2425

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(08-13-2019, 06:37 AM)turtle5353 Wrote: Or you can be lazy like me and just order some from Don at Ohio Mustang.

http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=2425
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(08-13-2019, 08:26 AM)midlife Wrote:
(08-13-2019, 06:37 AM)turtle5353 Wrote: Or you can be lazy like me and just order some from Don at Ohio Mustang.

http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=2425
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But yes, did these washers too (and the click-in plastic thingies of the line), they were painted and brought them back to new state with thinner.
That's because the paint that was used was 1k spray can. If the paint had been 2k, aircraft/paint remover would do just fine.

@Kcmash you mentioned nail polish remover. Do not use this as its basically aceton. The plastic surface would get soft and melt.

@Don C. Brake fluid would do fine on 1k, but I would avoid use it for parts you plan to repaint not long after you've cleaned them as it leaves a residu/film that may affect the paint and its adhesion.

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