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    Cleaning before priming and dealing with oxidation

    Now I know I have seen a whole thread dedicated to the question below, but unfortunately I couldn't find it (even though the search of LO is good compared to that of other fora). So here it goes:

    I remember from the thread it is adviced to give your miniatures (especially metal ones) a quick cleaning with a simple water, soap and maybe a toothbrush. Now I never did this before, but I can see the reasoning. As I had metal miniatures flake of in the past, I though it couldn't hurt to try it with my Blood Bowl team I'm now preparing for paint.
    However my question is how will this affect the glue and green stuff. Any experience with that?

    A second question is how to deal with oxidized parts. Due to my mini's collecting dust for a number of years, whilst still holding salty water. Some deeper areas have gotten a green hue. One model is in a particularly bad shape, due to beign used as a DND character for the last 5 years without getting painted. So now it has a darker shade of gray on most outside area, with a green hue in de deeper area's. Now I think this is some form of oxidation, but how to deal with it besides a file? Has anyone had this problem at all?

    I tried to make pictures of the model, but I can't get them to work. The only camera I have is not that good. So unfortunatly I can't show you what I mean.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.


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    You can use vinegar instead of soap to soak and clean the minis. You can also get, usually from a jeweler's supplier, or a scientific supply for geology and that sort of thing, brass brushes with incredibly fine bristles. They work like a very gentle file and can smooth and decrud areas without wiping out details.

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