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Have any of you found a solvent that can remove superglue and/or paint but that doesn't then eat the plastic model itself?
Not requiring special clean up considerations would be nice to.
Last edited by sunnyside; July 14th, 2006 at 17:00.
There should be several threads talking about this, do a search for "stripping" and they'll pop up.
I've used both Simply Green and Brake Fluid (any DOT should work). I've had better results with the brake fluid, but it depends on the type of paint or glue. Glue will soften, but not disolve. Paint tends to flake off, so some elbow grease and a toothbrush are often required, along with several applications.
Get a big jar, choose one of the above liquids (i've heard castrol superclean works ok too) and drop them in for anywhere between 1hr and a couple of days, pull them out, scrub, repeat. It's pretty tedious, and nooks and crannies tend to be a pain.
It comes down to the classic time vs. money scenario. if you're doing a few high point value (and high $$) minis, it's likely worth it. I play 'nids, and i just chucked the gaunts (5 point minis) rather then strip and repaint them when i got a big order of used minis in. not worth the hassle.
Hope this helps.
Castrol Super Clean. Better than Simple Green and other stuff. I used it to strip my entire Tau army and didn't want the glue to come off, but about 3/4 of the fire warriors' arms and legs and guns came off when I was toothbrushing the paint off, drones and battlesuits too. So I guess that'll probably work for you
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