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    Topcoat removal

    Hello all! New to the forum but been building for a little over a year. I wanted to go revisit one of my older builds and do a full repaint on it. I top coated it with Tamiya acrylic matte coat out of a rattle can. Will simple green remove this stuff or rubbing alcohol? I would like to get it all off before I start sanding things down and I have never tried removing it before, I usually use Future.

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    Re: Topcoat removal

    It being acrylic, rubbing alcohol will remove it. My advice would be to get you some Power Purple, and let all the parts soak in a vat of it for about 24hrs. Then thoroughly wash them in lukewarm water with dish soap. That should be enough to strip the topcoat clean off.
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    Re: Topcoat removal

    Thanks man, that purple stuff took it all off. Appreciate the help!

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    Re: Topcoat removal

    You're welcome.
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