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OK here's the deal, I've been playing 40K for about 12 years now and have a very extensive collection of old miniatures( how may of you remember when all marines wore MK6 armor and Terminators looked nothing like they do now?). I've got quite a few miniatures that can no longer be played with due to rule changes/ army changes. I would like to be able to abuse quite a few of these for conversions in my current army. Can anyone reccomend a good way to remove paint from metal miniatures? Obviously plastics are pretty much out of the question as they will most likely melt. Any advice I can be given on this matter will eb greatly appreciated.
Try using oven cleaner ( the one on spraycan) This can be used on both metal and plastic without ruining the mini. I have tried this myself with good result. I just keep spraying the mini and scrubs it with a toothbrush.
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Putting them into turpentine or acetate for a few days works pretty good, then you just need to clean them with an old toothbrush.
Cleaning plastic models is possible too - with brake fluid. It's less effective than turpentine, but it doesn't harm the plastic.
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Isn't there another post for this that we already discussed?
I'm sorry if a thread was already started on this subject, I just joined this board yesterday. I attempted to find an answer without much luck.
I really appreciate the quick response I recieved. I'm going to get busy on this project this weekend and I'm going to keep a visual record. So hopefully when I finish I'll be able to show a quality step-by-step.
Thanks to all,
visual record? That would be cool!
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I did not want to be mean, I just thought there was more examples in the other posts.
I have just discovered a great mini cleaner...Pine Sol! Strips 'em down in just a couple of hours. I've even got some real old Lead Marines that have been primered and painted over several times, so much so that a lot of the detail was obscured. A 18 hour bath in Pine Sol and a little scrubbing from a toothbrush and they are good as new!
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I have a metal bestman chariot that's been painted so many times that the paints have turned in to a hardened glazed surface.
I tried a bit with acetone but it didn't work, though I didn't try hard either.
But again what's Pine Sol?
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Pine Sol is a wood surface cleaner. Try Simple Green, much better for metal figures. (Simple Green: Window Cleaner.)