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Removing Plasti Dip From Latex


Here's one for all the seasoned veterans out there... I have a licensed piece that I got from a bat brother & it's been Plasti-dipped. However, the Plasti is cracking & starting to peel. Is it necessary to remove all the old stuff before applying a new coat? It would stand to reason that if I put a new coat over an already peeling coat that it wouldn't last too long. What's the best way to remove the old coat? I started using the dremel & that's working, but it will take quite a while to get it done. I was wondering if anyone has come up with a faster/easier way to do this. Thanks in advance...

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Re: Removing Plasti-Dip????


Sure KnightStix. First, make sure the piece is not urethane, because you can peel PlastiDip from it. Given the article is latex, rubbing with an acetone-wetted cloth should do the trick. If you want to experiment with something around the house, first, nail polish remover is mostly acetone.

Best wishes, and plenty of patience!

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Re: Removing Plasti-Dip????


I'm pretty sure it is good ol' latex. It's a set of Morris '89 gloves. These are the ones for which I made the forearm armor that I posted a while back. I'm putting resin fins on & noticed the peeling. Thanks for the advice...
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Re: Removing Plasti-Dip????


Mineral spirits will get rid of that old Plasti.:wink
Pit on some chemical resistant gloves, wet down a rag, and go to town.
A common mistake with Plasti is spraying it over something that has had Armorall, or silicon on it at one time or another.
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I personally am a fan of the ol' laquer thinner.

Paul

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Why do you still drink that stuff Paul.... I thought you were a beer man now? :nahnah :lol

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I'm still using it as a chaser to try and desolve all the latex I've ingested over the years. There may be hope for me yet.

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Re: Removing Plasti-Dip????


Thanks for the replies guys. I guess that several of those things will work... I already have a big can of lacquer thinner, so I may give that a try. I like the acetone & mineral spirits ideas though... Are any one of these things safer than the others as far as exposure goes? As it is, when I mess with this stuff I look like Darth Vader - Gloves, safety glasses, respirator... I'm your father....
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:lol@ Paul

And KnightSix... I'm not too sure any are safer than the other, but I'm no chemist. Sounds like you've got the bases covered with your protective gear already though.

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I use acetone on a regular basis ( keeps me regular JK)I had thought about using acetone on a cowl I have but wasnt sure if it would soften the latex. I figured the laqure thinner would be the best idea.

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