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i have yet top try any of these.. but i will as soon as i decide to rip my door panel off for painting... but it seems nice enough!

http://www.bonediggers.com/1-3/strip/strip.html

i know that a lot of us have been vexed as to what will take the rubbery crap off of our dash... i never considered brake fluid...
 

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maybe this could have saved me a lot of trouble... hmm.. i think a repaint might be in order!!!
 

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Mix that break fluid and some pool cleaner... Ya, just try it outside in the country. LOTS of smoke.
 

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lol. that sounds dangerous. not indenfding to crate volatile compunds... just figuring out how to get the damn rubber crap off the dash pieces...
 

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Just be careful you don't accidentally mix it with something else that could cause a reaction.
 

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lol. if any of this works.. rubber removal and painting might be pretty lucrative.... just need to get a grav feed gun.. and a huge ass compressor.
 

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hmmm I have wanted to strip the rubber with out sanding so I dont scratch the plastic underneith. I have thought of painting my dash trim peices but I cant decide on a color to go with the beige interior.
 

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maybe gloss black... or dark green. what color is your car?
 

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Haha... use any of that stuff, and watch the rubber, AND the plastic melt right away.

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joel.. did you READ the article? he used it on MODEL CARS.... i wouldnt think it would melt the abs plastic on our cars.. if anything it would be the styrene plastic on those models... i think the guy knows what he is doing.. i will be able to verify these methods in the next few days... so.. yeah.
 

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joel.. did you READ the article? he used it on MODEL CARS.... i wouldnt think it would melt the abs plastic on our cars.. if anything it would be the styrene plastic on those models... i think the guy knows what he is doing.. i will be able to verify these methods in the next few days... so.. yeah.
Well, I've been trying for years and havent found something that doesnt mess with the plastic too. The only thing that worked for me was a long time with a 1500 psi pressure washer. Go ahead and try it. I'll say I told ya so.

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will let you know in a couple days....
 

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lol its dark green exterior but im not a fan of the green on the inside. I was thinking of black but then I would have to repaint the vents as well but I guess that's not to big a deal, maybe even just paint the drivers side vents to match the trim and leave the passanger side to match the dash. Time to play with photoshop lol.
 

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actually i painted the grille part of my vents on the drivers side silver... i think a really dark metallic green would do nice... or a pearlescent green... lots of acrylic lacquer on top... do the vents and knobs in silver... or a gold-ish color... would turn out pretty nice... disassemble and clean the vents.. then just paint the vertical parts before reassembly... and make sure to use a light primer when you do that metallic... makes it stand out more.
 

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Gonna have to try the Super Clean method myself. I've used it before but never to take paint off of plastic. I've got some super clean right here. Now what to test it on. I will say from back in the days when I did model and needed to strip them just as that guy did we used PineSol stright. Let it sit over night and damn back to a fresh model to build.
 

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ok. the brake fluid method works.. not melting plastic (joel) and a nice etched finish when youre done. i am considering doing this on the side for whoever might need this.. i can prep and prime.. and paint too... maybe 25 bucks plus shipping one way for prep and prime.. and 45 for paint and the whole shebang? or i can prolly do just prep work.. no priming, sanding.. nothing.. for like 15-20 bucks... this is all of the panels of course....
 

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Etching means it messed with the plastic... not good. I'll try some things from the list on the weekend and see if I like any of it. Good find on the thread... I guess.;)

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no the etching was very light.. first coat of primer went on smooth. no scratches. i will have the panel finished tomorrow.

im pimp, and youre just jealous joel.... lmfao.
 

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What the crap did you have left to paint?!

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lol. i still had my door switch panel to do. shouldve read ALL my posts.. lol
 
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