Ok got a question for you guys. what could you use to strip paint off a shell if you wanted to start from scratch with a bare shell? Did the laqeure thinner thing and was a complete disaster. A comments ? thoughts ?
I have used DOT3 brake fluid before. I used to build model cars when I was a mid-teen, and had picked up a few rare models at a show, but they had been built and painted. I took them apart and soaked them in brake fluid, took all the paint off. Just wash in hot soapy water and let dry. Make sure you test first, and would do it outside the house, and would recommend gloves.
CTT uses a product called Castrol Superclean. It will strip paint off plastic.
I just have NO IDEA what it is??????? Walmart stocked it but I guess not ALL of THEM do. Cleaner, stripper, oil additive,floor shine?????
For metal I use a 3M modern paint stripper. I have used it to clean printing off plastic.
I've used brake fluid in the past, my only caution is that AHM and Athearn used plastics that get goofy with it. They get a kind of rubbery surface that, if left alone, usually corrects itself, but does affect some of the finer details.
BTW, Pine-Sol also removes the chrome off of plastic castings so your trucking fleet doesn't hafta look like a bunch of oversized street rods.