Tamiya's Acrylic Thinner On Clear Plastic

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  1. Catch22

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    So I was painting my Avenger's canopy today (no pics yet, needs another coat!), and there's the usual odd goof up. I had used the Tamiya thinner on normal plastic to get stuff off before and it worked without damaging the plastic at all, so I thought, why not try it on this? The Avenger comes with two types of pilots control panel, and they are both clear for some reason, so I tried dipping a cotton swab (Q-tip for me) in some of the Tamiya thinner, and just rubbed it on a flat part of the panel. To my surprise and delight it didn't harm the plastic at all! It looks just like it did before I put the thinner on. So I then tried it on my canopy, despite the paint I was using being enamel, and just rubbed with a fair amount of pressure on the problem areas, and once again, didn't harm the plastic, AND it took off the paint, just like I wanted! So guys, this stuff is safe to use on clear pieces with both acrylic and enamel paints! Some of you may have known this, but I thought I'd post it up.
     
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    A good info here.THX for sharing.:)
     
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    Ok, that's a REALLY good tip. THANK!
     
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    Testor's Paint Thinner on my acrylic Academy F-86f-30 canopy worked flawlessly too!
     
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    Yep! Testors thinner works too!
     
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