How Do You Strip Paint Off a Plastic Model Kit?


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Stripping paint off of a plastic model kit is a process that can be completed over a weekend. In order to strip paint off of a plastic model kit, you need a bottle of all-purpose cleaner, a container, access to water, an old toothbrush and some toothpicks.

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  1. Soak the model in a cleaning mixture

    Fill a container large enough for your model with a mixture that is 2 parts water and 1 part all-purpose cleaner. You only need enough of this mixture to completely submerge your model. Once the container is filled, put the model inside. Wait for at least a full day before continuing.

  2. Scrub the model with your toothbrush

    Use an old toothbrush to remove paint from the model immediately after removing it from the cleaning mixture. The toothbrush should be able to remove most of the paint from the model if you scrub with enough pressure. Do not worry if your brush is unable to reach some areas on the model.

  3. Remove the remaining paint

    Gently pick at the areas on the model that still have paint on them with the toothpick. If the toothpick becomes too dull to work, replace it with another one and continue until the model is completely stripped of paint.

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