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    removing old paint and repaint?

    Is there anything that will remove the old paint on the inside of the body without damaging the body? Don

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    is the fuselage fiberglass (epoxy or resin) or balsa or built-up and covered?
    what type paint? (epoxy, latex, acrylic, dope ) ?

    I suppose my next question would be 'why?'
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    This is a rc car. The body is some type of plastic. The paint is factory so I do not know what type. don

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    Try automotive brake fluid on a sample piece.

    It used to work on HO scale freight car bodies, so it should take paint off RC car bodies too.
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    If it's a clear shell that's painted on the inside, it might be Lexan plastic? I have used Castrol Super Clean, or Purple Power spray cleaner...
    It doesn't always work, but most times it does...(you gotta really spray it on heavy and let it soak for a while...then scrub w/ an old tooth brush, or similar...might take several applications)
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    Thanks for the ideas. Don

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