Post by dizzyshot (Bad Company) on Jun 8, 2014 9:46:19 GMT -5
I didn't know where to properly ask this, but any why's that's not what I came to ask. Is their something that can remove the spray paint previously painted on a airsoft gun? I'm not talking about removing the factory paint, but camo spray painted on. I attempted to power wash it off because I was told that would work. It didn't work so my next choice was to ask the MIA Community. Any and all information is helpful thank you.
Will pretty much strip any non baked finish. Requires a respirator and heavy rubber gloves. Causes cancer. Will melt plastic, so keep it away from your combat machines, and will probably dissolve pot metal if left to soak. Damn good stuff. Available at Home Depot.
On a more serious note, lacquer thinner or acetone (nail polish remover) will do a decent job depending on what kind of paint and how well coated it is. The problem is not all paints will react the same way to the same solvent. A light dusting of acrylic lacquer is much different than three heavy coats of oil based enamel. Any chance you know what kind of paint was used?
I know its a super old post but I thought I would put my two cents in here. I build plastic and metal models that sometimes I need to strip the paint off of. I use a cleaning product called Simple Green. It's pretty cheap, you don't have to worry about nasty smells and easy to clean up. I havent tried stripping any paint off of guns but this is what I do with my models, even when they have a sealant on them:
-Fill up a jug/pan/whatever of simple green, don't put any water in it, you need it at full strength.
-Put the parts in said simple green.
-wait over night and use a tooth brush to brush off the paint. If the paint doesn't come off at first, keep it in the simple green.
-when the paint is brushed off, wash the parts with dish soap then let air dry then rinse with water.