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||Posted - 11/05/2011 : 12:24:33 AM
I am working on stripping and detailing an Atlas RS-1 into Rutland paint. I have an issue though, it was painted in Chicago & North Western, so I need to remove the sill striping from the frame/walkway assembly. I've tried 99% Rubbing alcohol and it had no effect. I've also tried removing the stripping using Solvaset and a rubber eraser, with no positive results either. Outside of grit blasting which I cannot do as I do not have one of those booths, how can I strip the paint off this beast?
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||Posted - 04/29/2012 : 11:23:27 AM
Here's the stuff you want to use:
It's available at Home Depot or Lowes, and will take whatever coating is on the metal frame off in about 5-10 minutes. I use it whenever I need to strip the extremely tough (and thick) black powder-coated finish off of Athearn diesel frames, and from the sound of it, Atlas may have powder-coated their metal frames as well.
Use an metal container large enough to hold your frame (I use pie tins when I can find them). Place your frame in the container, shake the can well, and then spray the frame liberally, being sure to cover all surfaces. I use bamboo skewers to manipulate the frame to expose areas that haven't been covered, but you could just as well use pliers.
Finally, USE GLOVES! This is a strong chemical stripper, but it is highly effective!
||Posted - 03/21/2012 : 1:13:15 PM
LOL Actually I had tried all of those routes... I ended up buying new frames, it was cheaper than the chemicals I threw at it.
In the future I will be just buying new frames.
||Posted - 03/21/2012 : 1:04:52 PM
About a month late here, but if that frame is anything like an Atlas/Kato GP7 frame the finish will just laugh at lacquer thinner or acetone. It's bulletproof. I had to take the frame to work and mechanically strip it with a glass bead blaster. THAT took the finish off.
||Posted - 02/02/2012 : 09:47:14 AM
For a small area, I would follow Marks advice, the rag and thinner. Laquer thinner will not leave any residue when dry. If you are looking to remove all the paint, I have used (with success) Testors ELO (easy lift off) paint stripper. You will need to let it sit, and use a tooth brush or similar to really get it clean. I have also tried Pine Sol, with mixed results and a few other items. I like the ELO the best so far for a full strip.
||Posted - 11/10/2011 : 04:11:52 AM
Hello Phil Try oven cleaner (spray on ) Test on plastic parts !!!!!! Will be ok on metal.
||Posted - 11/08/2011 : 4:13:19 PM
The chassis (including the walkway / pilot / steps) on the RS1 is all metal - not much of anything will hurt it.
Your best bet would be to wrap a rag around your finger and use some laquer thinners on it. It'll be gone in a heartbeat.
||Posted - 11/06/2011 : 1:09:39 PM
fine grit wet and dry paper, say 1500-2500?
||Posted - 11/06/2011 : 08:25:08 AM
Is Isopropyl and rubbing alcohol the same thing? Be cause I use Isopropyl (99%) to strip. You might also want to try pine-sol or brake fluid (just don't leave it in the liquid for more than 15 minutes at a time)