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Hello Everyone. I went to the nearest hardware store and asked for Thinner as that is what I usually use for stripping paint off of metal miniatures. However, he gave me normal paint remover (the one they use for big metal objects). I didn't notice until after I opened the container. Now I wished to ask; does anyone know if this is too strong and if it would damage the miniatures (metal miniatures)?Cheers,Niko
Sorry, I don't know the answer, but I always use brake fluid. I use it for plastic as well as metal and I have never had it ruin a plastic piece. I put the models in for a minimum of 24 hours, but 48 is ok too.
Once a Marine, always a Marine.
I have used Paint Thinner.. The type you see in hte large Gold Can at Home Depot. It works fine on pewter. But remember to take the bases off as it will actually melt them to the pewter mini.
Best bet is, (Now that the can is open) Pour some of the remover into a jar (Glass) about an inch deep. Drop in a pewter piece... Not the mini, just one of the extra bits that you didn't use.. Leave it over night, and then remove with metal tongs... Use an old tooth brush to scrub it.
Do not touch the mini with your hands. Once it is cleaned off, rinse it with soapy water.
I use the product "Simple Green". Let it soak for a day or two, then use a toothbrush and hot water to get the clumpy paint off...