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#1 Fuse

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 11:58 AM

Allright, I just dug my old x-bow out of the closet and it is disgusting. Its covered in duct tape goo, and like 4 different colors of spray paint. Is there any kind of paint stripper I could use that would be safe on the plastic? I basically want to take it down to nothing and start all over. This thing looks awful.
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#2 Gamefreak

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 12:49 PM

I have no clue on the paintstriper part, but you'll wanna use Duck Tape brand Adhesive Remover or Goop Off(I think thats how you spell it). To get the "Duct Tape Goo" off of it.

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#3 Dark1337

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 12:58 PM

Why don't you just paint over it?
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 01:30 PM

Why don't you just paint over it?

Probably because that would look just nasty. Target has this stuff called "Goo Gone", and it is safe to use on all surfaces. I would try that out.
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#5 Dan Wask

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 02:41 PM

That won't remove paint unfortuneatly, you'll need to go to an auto parts store and find a paint stripper thats in a gel or a cream form. All non turpintine based stippers are safe for plastic. But regular strippers should only be used for Dan.
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#6 Gamefreak

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 03:29 PM

Goo Gone! Thats it!
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#7 Fuse

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 03:30 PM

Yeah, I have goo gone at home. Thanks for the info Dan, Ill add it to my shopping list. ^_^
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#8 Dan Wask

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 03:50 PM

Your gonna buy me a stripper ? Seriously though, once you get it don't be afraid to use to much.
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#9 Fuse

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 04:52 PM

Ive used paint stripper before, just wanted to ask around before I started rubbing it all over my x-bow. If I melted the case I would cry.
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#10 taita cakes

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:25 PM

Or you could not bother buying anything new. You could just try out any Metho/Turps/Other shit you have lying around your house. It works wonders on everything ... removing graffiti[sp] from tables etc.
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#11 Fuse

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:35 PM

Or you could not bother buying anything new. You could just try out any Metho/Turps/Other shit you have lying around your house. It works wonders on everything ... removing graffiti[sp] from tables etc.

I was worried that some products might be damaging to the plastic the shell is made of, and Dan seems to agree. Its not like paint stripper is going to empty my bank account.
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#12 taita cakes

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:37 PM

Yeah, some stuff does eat plastic. But really, one quick wipe with a bit off this, and then one wipe with a bit of water and its all gone. We've got tonnes of goo remover, but really, basic house-hold chemicals [or not so house-hold] do the job.

Anyway, bells gone, off to chemistry ^_^
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#13 NinjZ

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:45 PM

You could also just get the goo off, then spray a coat or two of primer over the old paint. Then just repaint it, should look fine.
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#14 Fuse

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 09:14 PM

Trust me, its gotta come off. I painted over the old Nerf stickers, I painted the plunger shaft that showed throught the shell, I painted under some of the duct tape, over other bits, and the spraypaint is chipping in some areas. It will take a lot of coats to even all this out, and Id rather start over.
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#15 taita cakes

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 01:08 AM

Seriously, a quick wipe with Metho, then a quick clean off with a rung out/damp cloth, and budda-bing!
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#16 Drano

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 02:26 AM

I dont remember exactly what, but there are some household things that can safely strip paint off plastic.
im not entirely certain, but oven cleaner mabey if i remember correctly? I dont remember, that might just be comming outta my ass.

I do remember however there is a plastic specific stripper, you can find it at those hobby stores that do the model trains.

ill post something more specific if i find out exactly what it is.
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