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Carbon Blue Rules
gtscelica05 Aug 21, 6:17am - #255318 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
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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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stefanoc Aug 21, 6:35am - #255319 

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sandpaper, and paint over it. just like you did it before
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gtscelica05 Aug 21, 6:46am - #255320 
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can i use some kind of paint remover?

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 21, 6:47am - #255321 
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That stuff might eat the plastic. Be careful, try small spot & see how that goes.
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stefanoc Aug 21, 6:58am - #255322 

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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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BReakinDrifTs Aug 21, 7:01am - #255323 
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lightly wet sand, and paint over it.
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kenny_celi Aug 21, 8:57am - #255324 

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easier method:
Use brake cleaner spray
and spray over it

everything comes off perfectly thumbsup
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morris Aug 21, 11:52am - #255325 
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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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SquadOne Aug 21, 4:38pm - #255326 
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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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Carbon Blue Rules
gtscelica05 Aug 21, 8:06pm - #255327 
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can i spray over the paint i have on now without sanding it down?

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kenny_celi Aug 22, 1:32am - #255328 

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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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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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