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Im looking for someting to strip my old models without touching the detail. My models are dull and undetailed compared to my new ones. Btw im in the uk and cant seem to find simple green so its not really an option, also on sort of a budget but its not that big a deal.
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If it is plastic or metal, I have found a simple soak in some Windex for a day or so and then a scrub with an old, soft toothbrush and they come clean enough to prime brand new. I did this with an entire army of Orcs for my son that we bought on Ebay and they looked like they had been painted by quite the youngster.
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Aceton free nailpolish remover and some cotton sticks.
Dip the stick in the remover and gently scrub over the model. Works with plastic and metal and no 'melting' or anything. Works like a charm.
It costs me about five minutes per model to thoroughly clean them. I usually dip them in (cold) water afterwards to make sure the new paint won't have problems sticking on the model. So in total i'd say about 4-7 minutes per model, depending on the state the model is in (how many layers etc).
For costs, I'm from the Netherlands so prices are in euro but I think it's cheap everywhere.
The aceton free nailpolish remover was about EUR2,- and for 100+ cotton sticks (those things you clean your ears with)it was about EUR1,50 and you can bucketloads of models with it.
Last edited by Brother Razhiel; February 26th, 2012 at 11:01.
Any standard automotive degreaser will also work.
Cheap and effective solution is detol anticeptic the brown one.Soak them for a couple of days(either metal or plastic it damages them not).
I forgot one plastic marine in the solution for two months.Scrubbed the paint with a couple of strokes and he is aok.
The paint doesnt peel off exactly.It gets into a slimy/gooeyy state.Use a brush and with a couple of strokes it will get off.
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