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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2006 Thread Starter
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Question Paint removal blues

I've got a 66 FB that had a blue and white pony interior that someone repainted red. I'd like to return it to the original color. What can I use to remove the paint from the interior plastic pieces without damaging the plastic? The paint is pealing so repainting over it isn't really an option. New to this so any help would be much appreciated, Thanks.


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I think you should talk to someone that knows how to restore interiors, wont be wise to use tough chemicals to remove the red coat, and once removed most probably the original color will need retouching. Might not even be worth the effort.

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Try a little laquer thinner on a small spot. Like an edge. PPG used to suggest this for prepping plastics before dying them. The thinner is stong and will "soften" the plastic. That was necessary to adheire the new paint to the plastic. It should come off with thinner but be careful as it may react differently to certain plastics. TEETO.
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I have a friend that used Pine Sol to remove old paint from a car model. He left it in too long and it ended up damaging the plastic iirc, but it did aid in the paint removal process. I would venture a guess if used in moderate amounts, not leaving the parts submersed in the solution for an extended period of time (24+ hours undiluted like he did) might do the trick. - 2003 GT - stock.
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