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So I am having some trouble stripping my plastic models. I have stuck them in Simple Green, which I was told was very good for stripping plastic models, but they've been in the Simple Green for a little over three days now and I still can't get the paint off...Am I doing something wrong or does it just take longer then that?
Any comments and help is greatly appreciated.
I use simple green as well most of the time I need to scrub them two or three times before I'm happy. They need a god hard scrub with a tooth brush or the likes to get the paint off. Do you know what kind of paint that is on the models?
From my exprenc enamel paints take a lot more time to strip the acrylics.
I hope this helps.
Yeah I've been trying to scrub them with a toothbrush but it's no use. I still can't get the paint off...A little will come off but I figured after three days I should have seen more of a reaction with the paint coming off...:/
Ive got some Epic 40k stuff that is going on 3 mounts now and it get a scrub and goes back in until I remember it again. Just a though are you using concentrate or has it been diluted?
I have done both un-diluted and slightly diluted. Both work about the same.Unfortunately I am having the same problem as you. It seems lighter colors strip well but dark colors do not. It is also really sketchy as to whether it works or not. It either works awesomely or not at all. Brake fluid I used only last resort because it is bad for your skin and to breath in lol
The problem with brake fluid is it can melt plastic models...and I really don't want to melt 80 or so dollars worth of minis...I don't want it to come where I have to chance that. But I also want something that is going to work pretty decently...But like I said this simple green is not doing it. And for the record I am using non diluted...And every night I take them out and scrub them and rinse them then back in they go and no luck.
Secondly, I have used Semi-Truck Brake fluid (it is hardcore lol!) and it did not melt plastics or do anything to damage them, so idk where you heard that. ( I even left them in it for about 4 days)
Either way, both have been sketchy with removing paint... I'm currently researching (testing things... hope i don't kill myself) different things and their abilities. Like you, I have about 10 models to strip.
Last edited by Lani Guy; October 29th, 2009 at 23:00.
use "super clean"
use it the exact same way as simple green but, make sure you wear gloves. Seriously.
if that doesn't work it could be because the paint used is a lot tougher (non-acrylic perhaps) or has just been on there way too long
even the tough paints will be removed by it but it takes some SERIOUS scrubbing, more than it's worth usually
I have never used Simple Green, only Pine-Sol. Anyway whenever some paints wont go off or I have difficulties with certain areas I use toothpicks to carefully scratch the paint off. Maybe it will help?...
Last edited by dapredator66; October 30th, 2009 at 15:31.
I'm currently experimenting (although in the UK so it may be of little use to you) I have six miniatures,
2 in Sainsbury Lemon all purpose Cleaner
2 in Sainsburys Lemon Cream Cleaner
2 in CIF POwer Clean Lemon Kitchen
If you want I could post comparative results. So far they all seem to be softening a bit, but the crevices still seem to be holding on. On the up side they all smell of lemon which is nice.