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crap... ive soaked about 52 models (mostly warriors.. afew incubi and haemonculi and 2 lords) in break fluid... they have been there for 1 day now... and i tried to get the paint off one with a toothbrush... and i get some off.. but only the main areas... and when i try to do it on the plastic models... THEY FALL APART
some one please help me
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this should be in the modelling forum. How do the models fall apart? where they were glued? or do they dissolve completely?
Well, the short answer is you are screwed. Brake fluid should NEVER be applied to plastic.
To try and sort it out I suggest you leave the models until the brake fluid drys and ever so carefull scrape the paint off, that should minimise model meltage.
Getting paint off plastic is a bit of a pain due to the fact that it melts.
That's strange, for generally brakefluid is known not to melt the plastic - it's commonly used for this purpose. I've used it myself many times.
What particular type of brake fluid did you use?
Brake fluid melted plastic?? That's not a good sign. I also want to know which type of brake fluid you used now...
And what particular type of brake fluid did you use? That might become relevant to me in the near future..Originally Posted by ArchonAstaroth
DOT 3 and DOT 4 work well for me.
Well, if it simply ate away at the glue, that not a really big problem, just glue em back together later. As for getting more paint off, several bathes tend to work better than just one. So unless the models have melted, brush off what you can, then chuck the bits back in.
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