I was hoping that DJT would have himself injected with Dettol or similar after his incredibly daft comments at that infamous press 'conference'!
Jadies & Lentlemen,
don't get your knickers in a twist over this simple issue.
There is absolutely no need to resort to any potentially dangerous or model damaging chemical process.
BTW Ed, I seem to remember that that video showed a plastic plane being cleaned of enamel paint, not acrylic. A different kettle of fish altogether. There was a similar vid using washing up detergent going around then as well.
Acrylic paint when fully cured is as hard as nails and inert. Maybe that's why it's used on most car production these days.
My treatment would be quite simply flat off with 400 grade wet & dry paper to remove any lumps and bumps and, above all, any gloss.
Then prime with a bog standard general purpose primer, e.g. Halfords or Dupli Color etc. Depending on which side of the big ponds you are!
Flat off with 600 - 1000 W&D and apply your top coats. Bobs yer uncle and U know who's yer aunt😊
No messy and harmful chemicals, just a bit of dust which you can minimise and stick together using your W&D wet👍 Add a drop of liquid soap at the 1000 - 3000 grade stage between top coats to get a surface like glass.
Works for me, see attached pics of Before and After of my Sea Scout restoration.
The boat was coated with Japlack, applied by my dad in the early 60s, with enamel spray on top😝
The decks were sanded clean, stained mahogany, two coats of Lord Nelson gloss varnish sprayed on, flatting with 3000 grade W&D in between. Then the whole boat sealed with the same UV proof gloss sealing lacquer used on cars these days. The cabin roof is sheet mahogany + Lord nelson varnish and a sealing coat.
Just delete the chemicals and add a little more patience and elbow grease chaps and chapesses!👍
Stay safe folks, not only from Covid but also by not using unnecessary chemicals.
All the best folks, want to see you all safe and sound and sailing next year👍
Cheers, Doug 😎