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Re-assembling a rebuilt '92 xr80 with the boy. The previous owner painted the white plastic red - would like to remove the paint and clean it up to original - anyone had to do this before? I'm thinking maybe, cause I see a lot of xr's in this era that have had the plastic painted red. I have an idea of how to do it, cleaners, alcohol, scotch brite, etc... just wondered if anyone had an unobvious trick of the trade for this one.

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Easy off spray on oven cleaner. I got the idea from one of the guys on here and it is the bomb. Spray it on-let it soak-hose it off-best deal ever. Leave it on till it rinses off easy. It will not hurt the plastic.

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Easy off spray "an" oven cleaner? Not "on"? Just wondered if you're talking 2 products or just one?

Thanks a ton for the reply, that's exactly what I was looking for!!!

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Any oven cleaner will work. I get the stuff from the dollar store. Be sure to do it out side. Let it sit for about an hour or so, use an old tooth brush. May take a few times but it gets the paint off.

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That spay on aircraft paint remover from any hardware store works too. It only take a few minutes.

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I have used graffiti remover to get the spray paint off. It works, but takes a lot of work. I got mad and used a wire wheel on my grinder, it works, but its aggressive. Here is a pic of a tank in progress that I stripped.

<a href=" tank stripping 217" title="tank stripping 217 by Yance1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3162/2589205228_e25ec5d01c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="tank stripping 217" /></a>

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Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like a lot of them were painted!

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The oven cleaner turns the paint in mush and mostly just wipes off, some areas you'll have to scrub with a brush. Not to hard.

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Mix lye with water and let it soak. Same stuff that's in oven cleaner. The paint will float right off. LYE, not Draino powder. Draino is aluminum and lye. The aluminum reacts with the lye to cause agitation.

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