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    Any safe way to strip paint off plastic

    Is there any safe way to strip paint off plastic, I am talking about the license plate number holder on the rare of the car. I am using "Aircraft" but this is used only for metal.
    I am looking for something I can use on plastic that would not harm it and yet removes every thing paint+primer. Sanding down would not do it - well, may be if I spend the rest of the week sanding!

    No, I am not painting the car, my sister wants me to cover her plate holder with some exotic paint, this paint requires special prep.

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    An old hobby store trick....Dot 3 brake fluid. Also lighter fluid supposedly works, never tried that one. I can say the brake fluid one works awesome. Just paint it on or soak it a few minutes, and wipe away. Test first if possible, but it works great on model car parts, and they are surely a more delicate plastic(?)

    will need to do some good cleaning afterwards though, so the new paint will stick.
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    auto paint supply store.....bumper stripper......in spray can's......it's safe on plastics....DON'T use aircraft stripper, it WILL destroy the plastic...

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    Thanks guys.

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    i know bginamercedes will vouch for the brake cleaner, LOL, lets just say he diddnt intend for it to strip the paint.
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    ive used a product called GOO-Gone. I just put some on a rag and started rubbing on the painted plastic. you will see it will start coming off slowly...

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    brake cleaner i sware it works....i did not intend to get it on the paint but i did and man it works like a dream. you can clean the whole bumper in no time at all

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    does it work for spray paint?
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    I got a "sand blaster" for hobby use from a company called "badger". Hooks up to a regular air compressor and I use baking soda as the media...works great for stripping paint, varnish, clear coat, etc and won't distort plastic...i use it to strip paint off of R/C cars and to clean parts. Plus you don't have to deal with chemical strippers.

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    wow, i never thought about using baking soda as a medium. thats awesome. ive always used a light sand

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