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Old 11-11-2009, 10:02 PM
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hey guys i have the new style wrx body and it came prepainted.... i really dont like the subaru blue and i dont feel like waiting a month and a half to get a replacement body because they are on back order.... so is there any easy and safe way to remove the factory paint without damaging the lexan.....? thx
Old 11-11-2009, 10:52 PM
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ORIGINAL: crxdabeast

hey guys i have the new style wrx body and it came prepainted.... i really dont like the subaru blue and i dont feel like waiting a month and a half to get a replacement body because they are on back order.... so is there any easy and safe way to remove the factory paint without damaging the lexan.....? thx
I hope somebody helps, I am in the same boat.

I have tried using nail polish remover with a very mild wet and dry sandpaper, like 2400 grit. It takes forever and the results are only mediocre. It's also hard to get in the seams. I have heard that acetone will do it, not sure where to get it or how dangerous it is.

Jim
Old 11-11-2009, 11:20 PM
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i have heard to use dot 3 brake fluid but not to sure on how that will turn out.... after i figure out how to remove the paint i will be posting up before and after pics of my removal and paint job...
Old 11-11-2009, 11:56 PM
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Regardless of what you may be told, there is no fool proof method of removing paint off a clear polycarbonate (lexan) body. The problem is that any chemical strong enough to remove the paint is going to affect the plastic. Find another source and buy another body.

You can always try brake fluid, or the other methods that supposedly work, if you're getting a new body anyway or just keep the current one for bashing.
Old 11-12-2009, 10:38 AM
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EZ OFFoven cleaner HD. Spray it on on let it soak in repeat untill it's all comes off. works on all body types. Break fluid is BAD. It leaves a film on and can ruin the new paint job.
Old 11-13-2009, 08:54 AM
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thank u gentlemen i think im going to try the ez off first...

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