I was wondering what everyone uses to get the paint off of the side and top panels of a quicksilver. I tried 99% isoprpyl alcohol which worked for the sides but is expensive and pretty slow, and some 3m mild paint thinner(stripper) which was also slow and seemed ot barely work.
an alcohol bath is the most popular way of doing it. i actually haven't heard of anyone using anything else. if you let it soak in the alcohol for a while (30 mins) you should be able to pretty much wipe it off. I have only used 99.9% but i know most people use off-the-shelf 70% (or something like that) from walmart and that seems to work for them. The secret is in the soak....just be patient
I too subscribe to the alcohol method. A lot of solvents such as paint thinner will fog the plastic when it dries, and then its off to scrub it clean with 600 grit sandpaper. Yuck!
I use a large rubbermaid tub, 6 large bottles of the 90% alcohol from the drugstore, and a Black & Decker Scum Buster. Just fill the tub, put the shell in, and let it sit for about 20 minutes. then strip off the silver crap with the SB. Once you've gotten some off, let it soak for a while longer, and repeat. Usually, it takes about 45 minutes to get a shell entirely clean.
Anyway, thats how I do it. I'm sure I'm not far off from most others.
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