Questions about the AA Enterprise 1701-A

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Questions about the AA Enterprise 1701-A

Postby Laforge » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:32 pm

1) I would like to replace the ship markings with more accurate ones (registries, etc.), what is the best solution or paint to remove the current markings on the ship without damaging the plastic?

2) I want to repaint the Blue Deflector as the color on it is fading.

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Re: Questions about the AA Enterprise 1701-A

Postby Moongrim » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:34 pm

Laforge wrote:1) I would like to replace the ship markings with more accurate ones (registries, etc.), what is the best solution or paint to remove the current markings on the ship without damaging the plastic?

2) I want to repaint the Blue Deflector as the color on it is fading.


Immersing the model into a bucket filled with a 1:1 solution of Simple Green and water.
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Re: Questions about the AA Enterprise 1701-A

Postby trekriffic » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:45 pm

Walmart carries this stuff and it will take off enamel and chrome in a few hours:

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I've heard Easy-Off works too but never tried it on models.

Do you know what kind of paint they use on those AA toys? If its lacquer that can be tough to remove.
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Re: Questions about the AA Enterprise 1701-A

Postby DefiantClient » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:19 pm

Moongrim wrote:
Laforge wrote:1) I would like to replace the ship markings with more accurate ones (registries, etc.), what is the best solution or paint to remove the current markings on the ship without damaging the plastic?

2) I want to repaint the Blue Deflector as the color on it is fading.


Immersing the model into a bucket filled with a 1:1 solution of Simple Green and water.
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http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/WarOn ... ing_Method



As much as I recommend Simple Green to strip paint, this will kill all the electronics inside. Using a spray bottle solution like Trekriffic suggested may be a better idea.

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Re: Questions about the AA Enterprise 1701-A

Postby Moongrim » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:27 pm

He didn't say anything about keeping the electronics inside working.

But simple green can also be applied externally...Just soak it into some paper towels and let it hang.
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Re: Questions about the AA Enterprise 1701-A

Postby Laforge » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:51 am

Moongrim wrote:He didn't say anything about keeping the electronics inside working.

But simple green can also be applied externally...Just soak it into some paper towels and let it hang.


Thank you, I will try that as the purpose is for use externally. The electronics are still working great after all these years.

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Re: Questions about the AA Enterprise 1701-A

Postby pengbuzz » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:19 am

Also, try 91% rubbing alcohol.


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