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Carson Paint Killer *RECOMMENDED*

Post by MadManMUC » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:39 pm

Any of you chaps have experience with this product? I came across it at my local hobby shop this afternoon, and it claims to remove, among others, Tamiya TS paint off all sorts of things — including resin — without damaging the material.

Wanted to check in with you lot before picking it up. I’m thinking I could give it a go on my DLM inboard flux chiller grilles.

Anyway, here’s the product page (only in German, but Google Translate should do the trick :D):

http://www.carson-modelsport.com/de/pro ... =500908141
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Re: Carson Paint Killer

Post by trekriffic » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:42 pm

MadManMUC wrote:Any of you chaps have experience with this product? I came across it at my local hobby shop this afternoon, and it claims to remove, among others, Tamiya TS paint off all sorts of things — including resin — without damaging the material.

Wanted to check in with you lot before picking it up. I’m thinking I could give it a go on my DLM inboard flux chiller grilles.

Anyway, here’s the product page (only in German, but Google Translate should do the trick :D):

http://www.carson-modelsport.com/de/pro ... =500908141
Before I used it on a model I'd try it out on some scrap styrene or resin. Paint it with whatever you are thinking of using on your model. Let it cure for a week then try this stuff on it.
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Post by MadManMUC » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Aye, I plan on it!
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Re: Carson Paint Killer

Post by Tesral » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:27 pm

Let us know. I've never heard of it and I know Tamiya paint is a bee ach to remove.
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Re: Carson Paint Killer *RECOMMENDED*

Post by MadManMUC » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:47 pm

Well, gents (and ladies, if we've got any!), I went out and bought this product this afternoon, and tested it on a small portion of one of my Tamiya TS-sodden grilles. All I can say is:

Wow.

Does exactly what it says on the tin. It took a few minutes of rubbing with a product-soaked cotton bud, but I could clearly see it working a treat. The bud was black when I was done, and the spot I tried it on was Tamiya rattle can paint-free.

I can confidentally recommend this stuff. It's reasonably priced (€10/£9/$15 CAD/$12 USD/$15 AUD for a 100 ml bottle), and a little goes a long way — from what I can see — so it will last a good while. Also comes in a spray can for large applications, like a primary hull.

And now, to bring those damned DLM grilles back from the dead!
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Re: Carson Paint Killer *RECOMMENDED*

Post by el gato » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:04 pm

Hmm, haven't found a vendor here in the states yet
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Re: Carson Paint Killer *RECOMMENDED*

Post by MadManMUC » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:13 am

I've been Googling, too, and haven't come up with one. However, I'm fairly certain a good hobby shop could probably special order it (at a higher cost, probably), though I have found one vendor here in Germany that ships to the US (€38 for shipping though ... ouch!).

The two ingredients in the product are 1-methoxy-propan-2-ol (some Dow Chemical invention) and ethyl acetate, so it could be there's a comparable product on the US market.
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Re: Carson Paint Killer *RECOMMENDED*

Post by el gato » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:03 pm

Yeah, usually there are "equivalent" products that are marketed under different names on both sides of the Atlantic. I'll have to keep my eye out
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Re: Carson Paint Killer *RECOMMENDED*

Post by Tesral » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:07 pm

Or ou ever protective government has decided we should not be messing with that.
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