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05-25-2007 12:20 PM  13 years ago
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Crewdogg998

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Stripping a fuse
Hello rotorheads! I'D like to refinish my Century Hughes 500D and was wondering the best way to strip the old paint? I'm afraid sanding will diminish or damage details of the fuse. Thanks in advance, Crewdogg
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05-25-2007 01:27 PM  13 years ago
heliraptor

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Hi

See this thread.

http://www.scalerchelis.com/phpBB2/...light=stripping

Best way I've found to strip a fuse, works a treat.

Get a bin liner or suitable large plastic bag, a pile of old rags, supply of cellulose thinners (Or whatever thinners you need for your particular paint ensuring it won't damage the epoxy). Don't forget your gloves and do this outside in a well ventilated area.

Place the part you need stripping in a bag.

Place some old rags over the part making sure theres good contact between the two and soak it thoroughly in thinners, you don't need to go overboard, just ensure all the rags are covered and its soaked up. Doesn't need to be swimming in it.

Wrap the bag up locking all the fumes in and let it sit for half an hour to do its work. You may need to leave it for a longer period, or shorter, depending on paint thickness / type etc. You can check along the way but I've found 30 mins to be ideal.

Once the time has passed open it up and see what we have, a quick rub with the rags reveals the thinners has done its job, I typically used the thinner soak rags to rub it all off, comes off very easily, then once done get a clean rag, drop of thinners and remove the remaining smears.

Finally a quick wash and rub down with scotchbrite and its ready for priming.

For the fuse you just need a bigger bag and more rags !!! Saves a hell of a lot of time.

Good luck

Lee
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05-25-2007 08:55 PM  13 years ago
Crewdogg998

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Thanks, I tried your system and it works great!
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05-27-2007 12:07 PM  13 years ago
MichaelP

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I can't believe how much time it has saved!http://www.webstarts.com/micksscalehelicopters
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05-27-2007 01:17 PM  13 years ago
heliraptor

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Good,

Make easy work of a horrible task, and many more scalers will be dragged out and freshened up.

Not too messy if you have plenty of rags, bags and thinners !!

Glad it helped, show some pics of your work

Lee
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