It is currently Thu Jun 08, 2023 6:39 pm

All times are UTC

THE PROP DEN is primarily a Darth Vader Prop Discussion Board, but we also deal with other Star Wars Props as well as Prop Replicas from other movies. If you do not yet have an account, set one up, sign in and jump into the Vader Prop Discussions!

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Enter your Message here
 Post subject: Removing paint from fiberglass?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:15 am 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:56 am
Posts: 222
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
I've got a GH ROTJ Vader I want to strip and repaint, any ideas how best to strip the paint off fiberglass? If I remember correctly the existing paint is Duplicolor spray paint.


 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:36 am 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:25 pm
Posts: 2871
I have used Nitromoors all purpose paint and varnish remover..You have to be cautious when using this..Literally put it on a sponge work in and wipe off more or less straight away..Also once I am done with an area I neutalize and just put some water over the area the Nitomoors was on and dry it off. ... &langId=-1

It does a great job but do not use for exposed lengths of time to dry as it may start eating into the fibreglass..It's strong stuff but I have stripped 2 helmets and the results are really good.

Also I hear others use brake fluid, I have never used that though.. My advice is with anything..test a small area on something othar then what you want to strip first, then proceed once you are happy..

Good luck..

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Blue Moon by Trent © 2007
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Hosted by, get your free forum now! TOS | Support Forums | Report a violation
MultiForums powered by echoPHP phpBB MultiForums