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    Is Easy Off safe to use on vintage vinyl heads?

    My usual paint strippers, brake fluid and Simple Green, are not working on a head I spraypainted but botched.

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    According to Reader's Digest, oven cleaner can clean glass and metal but isn't safe for plastics and fabric.
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    No luck with Acetone, straight up? Kindly consider it if you haven't tried it. Personally, I wear rubber gloves and a face mask when I use it.
    Last edited by comicmike; Apr 25, '19 at 1:36 PM.

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    I was afraid acetone would dissolve the vinyl. I guess it doesn't! Thanks!

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    Iíve used Easy Off for stripping chrome off of madel kit parts and it didnít seem to damage the styrene. Iím not sure how it would effect the vinyl.

    What kind of spray paint did you use?

    Soaking heads in acetone is the process used to shrink heads, so it will break down the vinyl. Since you spray painted the head, Iím assuming itís covered in paint so be careful how you apply the acetone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    According to Reader's Digest, oven cleaner can clean glass and metal but isn't safe for plastics and fabric.
    I've used Oven Cleaner on styrene plastic models with no issues. I doesn't take black paint off very well tho for some reason.
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    I think we're back to square one, LOL

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    Personally, I'd use acetone--perhaps diluted.
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    Testor's liquid cement is usually my default; make sure to wipe it all off. Just don't breath deeply.

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