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Old 05-20-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Paint removal from fiberglass fuse?

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Have a Hobby House F86 that I would like to remove old paint from. Other than sanding, does anyone have suggestions? I use easy off or break fluid on plastic models with success, but not sure how it will react on fiberglass?

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Old 05-20-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: Paint removal from fiberglass fuse?

Apparently Citri-strip works quite well, though it is a bit difficult to find. I have only seen it for sale in a local Home Hardware.

Haven't tried it myself, but there seems to be a lot of people over on RCU that have used it with success. Try out a small area and see how it goes!

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Old 05-20-2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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Re: Paint removal from fiberglass fuse?

First of all determine whether the fuselage is Epoxy or Polyester. Some paint strippers will attack either or both.

The only sure way to not melt the fuselage is to use sandpaper.

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Re: Paint removal from fiberglass fuse?

As Ed suggests sand paper is safest and my choice if it can be done would be to use wet or dry sand paper and use it wet. 240 wet sand paper will remove paint at a rapid rate compared to dry sanding. Mind you it is a little messy
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:27 PM   #5
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Re: Paint removal from fiberglass fuse?

better off with wet sanding it... Like hifly said, a lil messy but no worries about muckin up the fiberglass too.
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