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Now I know the answer is already on here somewhere but I can't find it. I am planning to strip all 4k of my marines for their new colour scheme. However, I do not know what to use.
I live in England and as there are so many models I need a non-expensive solution (averagly priced is fine, just not over the top). I don't want to assemble 4k again so I need a stripper that does not remove glue (or removes it a lot slower than it removes paint). I also have a couple of intense conversions so just double-checking that the stripper won't affect the GS.
Best way to strip minis -> Gasoline
Dettol is the british equivalent of simple green. Shouldn't affect the GS but i'm not 100% on that.
Try a floor cleaner product. Ideally something without the corrosion sign on it. I also suggest you make some tests before using it on plastic model (metal model won't melt so that's not a problem). Last time I did this, I used Pine-Sol (the original formula works better). But I live in Canada, so you probably won't be able to find it. Took about 8 hours to dissolve paint without damaging plastic. I also add a nice smell for several weeks afterwards.
As for glue, if you used cyanoacrylate (like Krazy glue) some parts may come off if you are not gentle with your mini. If you used epoxy, there is no chance any parts will come off since the glue melted both plastic parts.
Dettol worked really well for me recently. It's pine oil based like Simple Green. That said I tried a Pound Shop "2 for £1" knock-off and it didn't do a thing. Looked and smelled just like Dettol, but didn't strip the paint. Same minis go in Dettol for a bit - paint falls right off them.
In my experience the bes thing to use for stripping paint off Plastic and metal mini's, as well as leaving glue and GS intact is Fairy Power Spray. For £3 to £4 it will do a whole load of minis within a few hours. Leave then to soak, then scrub off the paint with an old toothbrush and running water. The plastic may go a little soft if you leave them in there for too long, but it won't become de-formed