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I bought a Model Power kit, the "Fresh Farms Dairy", which is Model Power's version of Pola (330)905.

I figured it was cast in white (the Pola version is a tan/brown) but Model Power actually took the time and effort to paint the brown walls sterile white?!?!?

I tried painting brown over the walls (no dice) and while I can remove the brown paint with ease, I cannot get anything to go after the white. I even got agressive and used some MEK, which will attack the plastic, and it barely put a dent in it.

I have used Simple Green on some models in the past, but not sure if this is model paint or something more? Xylene is the next on the agenda, and I tried IPA...
 

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It sounds like you tried painting the white walls brown. It's odd that the paint would not cover. Did you prime coat before applying the finish coat of paint?
 

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No, I used what was supposed to be a primer free paint (Fusion) but it did not like the white paint.....

Live and learn I guess!
 

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Yes, did wonders on Piko unpainted plastic, but does not like a layer of paint obviously!
 

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i have the same MP building in white-

it appears to be a tough gloss

while i kept mine stock, i painted the door and window trim-as well as dulling the plain medium grey roof-and painting the base to empahsize soild, rocks and planks-

my best guess would be to use a mineral based paint-ie flo quil, -or as mentioned a good primer-i think the key is mineral base as this seems to be what the white is and i think youll likely get better adhesion- i think that any water based paint will simply form droplets -even with detergent

if you really want to do it 'right'- then take the time to lightly sand the entire painted protions of the structure and then prime and paint
 
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