In April I used 91% Isopropyl alcohol to remove paint from an MTH freight car. After 24 hours most of the paint was gone. Where paint remained, I lightly brushed with an old toothbrush and soaked anther 24 hours. Here were the results.
This car was for a friend. He liked it so much he asked me for another. Amazingly, I found the exact same MTH car on ebay. People must not like this Premier car ... both times I purchased it for less than $25.
Of course with the pandemic, finding Isopropyl alcohol is next to impossible unless you want to pay some of the gouging prices online.
Last week my Wife came back from Target. Good news, they had some Isopropyl alcohol. But only 70%. I decided to try it anyway.
VERY different results. 4 days of soaking and intense scrubbing with a toothbrush and a stiff plastic brush every 24 hours. I even tried some light steel wool on the roof because the silver paint just did not want to come off.
With the 91% the paint seemed to dissolve. With the 70% it flakes off in pieces... if it even comes off at all. I'm not satisfied with these results and will keep trying.