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    Dettol as paint stripper

    Does anybody have any good ideas on how to effectively use Dettol (the disinfectant) as a good paint stripper? The main problem is that after its been in dettol for a couple of hours the paint turns all sludge like and sticks to whatever happens to touch it. I need a way of getting rid of the paint without making a mess because the paint often rubs on to the figure making stripping very difficult.
    If you guys have any ideas i would like to know.


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    Hi, welcome to Librarium on line!

    Why must we use detol? if you look at the top of this forum you will find a nice simple set of stickey posts on various simple toppics, one of these is stripping,

    Here is the link to the post:

    http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ad.php?t=24851 (Stripping)

    That will tell you all you need to know to strip minis, including appropriate substances

    Happy Posting
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    Hi, right i have tried A LOT of stripping materials and most just dont work. Brake fluid i dont really like because it is harmful. Simple green doest seem to work here in the UK because i had some imported and it didnt do much. The various oven cleaners too havent been very good and seemed to burn my skin so i wasnt too pleased with that. What else? Pine disinfectants too seem to be fairly useless.

    Dettol however is safe and was the only liquid i have seen that can remove paint, but has a major downside that it makes a horrible mess.

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    OK personnaly I dont strip much, firm believer in getting it right first time, but try King Ulrik, he would be my best bet on this site for advice

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    What are you implying Cheredanine?

    I have always found that nail varnish remover is very good at stripping paint and works well on plastic mini's too. Leave it in a tub for a few days and then give it a good scrubbing under a tap with a toothbrush, always works for me.
    If I were you I would try the same thing with dettol. One question though, won't your models stink of the stuff?

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    Yeah but he should be OK unless they are nurgle!

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    Try me? I've stripped one model ever, I'm no expert at it.

    I used nail polish remover, but I found it's not good on plastic. I left my plastic base on when I stripped Valten... kinda turned into a black splodge. :blush:

    Anyways...

    We have a pinned thread for stripping models. Please use it.

    KU

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