Cleaning styrene parts

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CarlGo
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Cleaning styrene parts

Post by CarlGo » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:34 pm

I'm working on a kitbash that includes both styrene kit parts and resin aftermarket pieces. I know I should clean resin parts by soaking them in comet cleaner; can I clean styrene in the same way or is it too harsh?
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Post by seam-filler » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:47 am

It should be fine as long as you're not making it too strong. I'm not even sure if you could make Comet caustic enough to do any damage. However, Comet powder contains mild abrasives which could damage the surface of styrene.

A little bit of dish detergent in warm water is fine for removing the mold release used in injection molding.
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Post by CarlGo » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:20 am

Thanks for the reply. I'll just wash the styrene with dish soap like you said, to be on the safe side.
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