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Cleaning Unpainted Armour Bodies or any primered plastics
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Cleaning Unpainted Armour Bodies or any primered plastics - June 29, 2010, 08:55 PM

I am looking for the right chemical to clean and prep plastics for painting. Anyone here know a the correct chemical to use to clean them up.. ie removing sticker/adhesives without ruining the plastics or the primer?


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June 29, 2010, 09:03 PM

acetone as a cleaner and a degreaser before painting. I like to use bug and tar remover for sticker adhesive.


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June 30, 2010, 08:00 AM

I've always good luck using Simple Green with a sponge for fiberglass. Goo gone is good for adhesives BUT I've seen it remove paint so would be very questionable on primer.

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June 30, 2010, 08:18 AM

3M Makes an adhesive remover that works well. I used it when prepping some fairing a while back. Didnt remove any paint with it which was nice. Worked good also on removing gunked up chain wax from certain areas on the fairings as well. I got mine at wally mart in the automotive section.
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