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So I need a little bit of help here. I got some models second hand that I need to strip the paint off. Does anyone have a suggestion for what product to use?
Forgive me if this is covered in another thread somewhere, but I did a search and didn't find anything.
Anyways, any help would be much appreciated
soap works fine but it will take some days. acetone and Brake fluid also works fine. but don't use acetone on plastic models as it will destroy the plastic. leave the model for about an hour if you use acetone and maybe a few days for Brake fluid. then just take an toothbrush and clean the model
ok so i've been experimenting with this kinda thing so far i've used dettol cilic bang basic washing up liquid and oven cleaner,
now so far the dettol is doing the best as the rest havn't really done anything other than destroy the glue holding the models together but the dettol does stink an dryskin out very quickly so don't be near the dettol for no more than 10 minutes as it will give you a head ache!
Every thread of this type I answer Superclean. It is an engine degreaser that is safe for metals, plastics and resin. You cam buy it at Walmart in the automotive section(purple power is their generic brand.). Put your minis in a whipped cream container(no glass!) sealed over night. Take them out an rinse the paint off. Use a toothbrush to get the stubborn chunks. You need to do this in a well ventilated area and use nitrile gloves. If you don't this stuff will give you chemical burns. I don't want to detour you from using it as it is the best way to clean every bit of paint off of minis.
I've used Simple Green (generally diluted down 50/50 with water) with success. I'd say it takes a couple days for it to properly work the paint loose, and then follow it up with a tooth brush scrub to get the nooks and crannies. I just stick with it because I've left plastic minis in there for three weeks before and didn't have any adverse affects. Works well getting acrylic paints off, not so much with spray primers, though.
Plus one for Simple Green. It may take a bit longer than other methods, but its non-pwn-you-and-environment, so you can let it go down the sink without exploding the sewer system. You also don't need power armor to use it without burning your FLESH.
Let us know what you use so I know if I'm right. It always makes me feel good!