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Aug 20, 11:17pm - #255318 
how to get paint off

how do you get the paint off the engine plastics? because i want to redo mines.


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Aug 20, 11:35pm - #255319 
sandpaper, and paint over it. just like you did it before

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Aug 20, 11:46pm - #255320 
can i use some kind of paint remover?


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Aug 20, 11:47pm - #255321 
That stuff might eat the plastic. Be careful, try small spot & see how that goes.

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Aug 20, 11:58pm - #255322 
if i were u, i wouldnt use paint remover. why make ur work messier and longer?
if you use paint remover, it might remove some surfaces more than others and then you have to sand it to make it smooth and paint it, plus ur new paint wont stick perfectly. just use a sandpaper, sand the surface a bit so the paint will have more grip and start the process all over.the previous paint coats you have put before wouldnt bother the new paint job if the old coats have dried enough

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Aug 21, 12:01am - #255323 
lightly wet sand, and paint over it.

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Aug 21, 1:57am - #255324 
easier method:
Use brake cleaner spray
and spray over it

everything comes off perfectly thumbsup

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Aug 21, 4:52am - #255325 
Originally Posted by kenny_celi
easier method:
Use brake cleaner spray
and spray over it

everything comes off perfectly thumbsup


I heard that before, but is it safe to use brake cleaner on plastic surfaces??? confused

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Aug 21, 9:38am - #255326 
just sand it and paint over. i wouldnt risk using any kinda of spray, unless somebody already has used brake cleaner on plastic.


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Aug 21, 1:06pm - #255327 
can i spray over the paint i have on now without sanding it down?


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Aug 21, 6:32pm - #255328 
As for spraying it over the plastic... I did the accord engine cover plastic 3 times... and I took off the paint 3 times and plastic seems intact and good... (used brake cleaner 3 times to wash all those old paint off...) so I just assume that brake cleaner's okay for plastic??!! confused sorry, I dont know the answer to that myself... but... no problem so far... it's been 1 year for painted accord cover... no bad plastics yet... at least it still looks good.. I gonna just attach picture of the accord engine bay...

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Aug 21, 7:09pm - #255329 
i would have suggested Wet Sand, then maybe use a tac cloth to whipe off exess dust stuff, then spray and let dry, then spray with HIGH TEMP PAINT. thumbsup

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