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11-21-2006 06:26 PM  11 years agoPost 1
leejax01

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Looking to take off paint on a canopy without melting it or leaving residue. Any ideas? Did a search, but not what I expected.

Perfect practice makes perfect

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11-21-2006 06:58 PM  11 years agoPost 2
jaxrotor

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bead blast it! MR10X painted this after I bead blasted it and it came out really good.

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11-21-2006 11:45 PM  11 years agoPost 3
tim deakin

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Buy a new canopy.

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11-22-2006 12:07 AM  11 years agoPost 4
Matthew3

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I did one with scotch brite and soapy water. It took some work but it happened.

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11-22-2006 12:11 AM  11 years agoPost 5
HUTCH964

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Crash It!

Just kidding!

You could peel it off like vinyl I think??

or use MEK thinner to remove it and or aircraft stripper but I would test it first!
I think you can get these @ wal-mart???
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11-22-2006 12:13 AM  11 years agoPost 6
leejax01

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Did some more searching and found a way by soaping rags in paint thinner and wrapping the canopy in the wrags. You put the whole thing in a small plastic bag and let sit over 30 minutes and it should come off easily after that. I could always buy a new canopy as stated by a person with great insite, but I guess that on this one I am taking the cheap way out.

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11-22-2006 04:24 AM  11 years agoPost 7
MEDFLIGHT

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I do mine with thinner like you mentioned. Just be sure to turn it over every little bit. The paint should just wipe off. It's a mess at first so have a lot of cheap paper towls within reach.

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11-22-2006 08:19 AM  11 years agoPost 8
jbiter

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I use paint stripper on mine. The Raptor canopies are unharmed by paint stripper.

Jeff

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11-22-2006 12:39 PM  11 years agoPost 9
C-DOG

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Go to your local Auto Paint store

They sella urethane bumper stripper.Less aggressive on the bleach bottle material.I have used this remedy personally with great results.Aircraft stripper a NO NO.It eats holes in rubber gloves you be the judge.You may get away with it keep the water hose handy.But the urethane bumper stripper I mentioned works well.There are several manufactors of it .However I used the SEM product.Good luck.

Good Luck Corey I PAY-PAL

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11-23-2006 05:01 PM  11 years agoPost 10
jbiter

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Actually I have not had any problem with any type of stripper. Aircraft type included. Bleach bottle plastic is tuff.

Jeff

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11-26-2006 07:30 AM  11 years agoPost 11
h2jringo

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Will the thinner wrap method work with fiberglass canopies?
What kind of thinner Laquer?

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11-26-2006 03:17 PM  11 years agoPost 12
MEDFLIGHT

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I've used the "thinner wrap method" on plastic and fg canopies with out any trouble at all. Laquer is the only thing I've tried.

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11-26-2006 04:06 PM  11 years agoPost 13
h2jringo

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Thanks Med flight I will try it.

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11-29-2006 02:52 AM  11 years agoPost 14
wurthless

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I've used automotive brake fluid for my model railroad bodies and it works great. Try it on a scap piece first..Let it soak untill soft,,,then wipe it off,,

QUICK! ,,,can someone turn the gravity off for just a second,,,,

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