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There is no one size fits all paint stripper IMO. It very much depends on the plastic and the paint. IPA works well on Murphy Models, for example:

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It requires a decent soaking (overnight is best) then a bit of scrubbing with the old toothbrush and then another soaking for a couple of hours. I find two soakings will be enough to get back to bare plastic. That's 99% IPA. It also works in a similar manner for Lima coaches, as does brake fluid (I haven't tried brake fluid on MM models as IPA worked for me)

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It's soaking in 99% IPA (at least that's what it was sold as) since last Tuesday. I'm surprised at how slow and ineffective it was compared to other people's experience. It stripped metal components better but it took time. 

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7 minutes ago, gm171 kk said:

It's soaking in 99% IPA (at least that's what it was sold as) since last Tuesday. I'm surprised at how slow and ineffective it was compared to other people's experience. It stripped metal components better but it took time. 

And scrubbing it does nothing?

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On 17/11/2022 at 3:37 PM, gm171 kk said:

It's soaking in 99% IPA (at least that's what it was sold as) since last Tuesday. I'm surprised at how slow and ineffective it was compared to other people's experience. It stripped metal components better but it took time. 

What model is it? Different manufacturers need different chemicals to strip the paint.

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I have successfully used Dettol, soak for a week then a good scrub with a tooth brush then wash off under a hot tap. Also works for dissolving the epoxy bond on glued kits. I do check the plastic to see if its unaffected by the Dettol. 

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11 hours ago, irishthump said:

What model is it? Different manufacturers need different chemicals to strip the paint.

It's a 20 year old model from Tekno. 

10 hours ago, Mike 84C said:

I have successfully used Dettol, soak for a week then a good scrub with a tooth brush then wash off under a hot tap. Also works for dissolving the epoxy bond on glued kits. I do check the plastic to see if its unaffected by the Dettol. 

I will give that a try. 

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I've used IPA to great effect. I use a mix of 90% IPA and 10% water which has removed most piant from factory applyed to resprays using all sorts of paint.

i usualy leave the item soaking for at least 4 hours and most stuff comes off with a scrub of an old toothbrush. If paint still lingers than just put it back in and leave for another hour or two.

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