Paint stripping with disinfectant.

Find a handy tool to make modelling life easier? Got a trick up your sleeve? Sharing is caring!
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 2303
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:23 pm
Location: Cheshire.

Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:43 pm

I first heard of this on a diff forum and at first thought it was a joke! but thought what have I got to lose ( about £3..)

But it does work and is handy if you cant stand the 'feel' of brake fluid - like me....


Not sure why it works so here are the ingredients.


User avatar
Posts: 1866
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:47 pm
Location: Monkey Hanger Town, UK

Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:40 pm

be interested to know how you get on, cos it would be cheaper and safer than brake fluid
Posts: 280
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:47 pm
Location: West Cork Ireland

Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:50 pm

I found Dettol slow but eventually does the job, on the other hand I found brake very quick 3/4 of an hour and very little scrubbing.
'One of these days I will get my eye in'
Posts: 594
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:32 pm
Location: Corcaigh

Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:35 pm

I've been using Dettol for years now Arni for paint stripping.It works alright but it can be slow.It does a good job cleaning brushes as well.Never tried the brake fluid & will give it a skip.One thing to keep an eye on though when using Dettol - don't use it on parts with Mr. Surfacer.It softens it,goes out of shape & stays soft for months.
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:25 pm

Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:43 am

Gonna have to give the Dettol method of stripping a go in the near future.
Any more people have positive reviews about it's results?
User avatar
Posts: 251
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:51 pm

Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:59 pm

I use Dettol also.
Actually i use it alot...Unfortunately
loads of kits.... but no confidence to build...!!
Fear of failure..has me this way..
Posts: 280
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:47 pm
Location: West Cork Ireland

Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:08 pm

Know the feeling well. :-)
'One of these days I will get my eye in'
Post Reply

Return to “Tips & Tools”