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Post  akjgardner Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:25 pm

I just bought a p 39 off ebay,When it arived it had several years of fuel stains on it. I used a household degreaser on it.It cleaned it ok but when it dried it looked like the paint had faded where the stains used to be.Is there anyway i can get rid of the faded spots.Also the prop spring would turn the prop clockwise insted or counter clockwise. I assume this is what ive heard on the forum referred to as a left handed prop ,am i correct.Thanks for any help i can get Babe Bee .049
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:20 am

If it was a recent buy it probably was the one I was following, complete but missing the engine cover. If so it was a good buy at $102.00, but well above the around $37.00 each that I paid for my two P-39's that needed a lot of repair.

I can't find anything that will completely remove deeply embedded fuel stains. I have gone so far as to remove the top layer with fine sand paper to no joy. Otherwise I use warm Simple Green full strength as I'm to cheap to use glow fuel. There are solvents that may do a better job, but I tend to stay away from them.

Pictures?

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Post  akjgardner Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:14 am

I paid $30.00 for it plus $12.00 S+H.It was all complete and in really good condition other then the old fuel stains.I will try simple green on it.thanks for the help
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:43 am

Hmmm, I missed that one. It was a great buy, congratulations. Did it come with rockets?
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Post  akjgardner Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:57 am

No, I think it is one from the 60,s. I will post some pics of it. I really want to find a p-38 new in the box,but my pockets aren't that deep.Ive got the bug since i joined this forum.I have aquired about 15 engines and 8 planes in the last few months.ha ha
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Post  akjgardner Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:26 am

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Post  rsv1cox Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:56 am

Got it. I was thinking Wen Mac and that's Cox. Nice looking model. I will have to find one.

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Post  dave nance Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:25 am

isopropyl alcohol works very good.i have used it on most all of my planes. i use a tissue and or q tips. i dont saturate the decals .good luck.
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