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Ok so here is the problem i want to start over with my old demon prince cause frankly he sux. I was just currious if anyone knew of any way of removing old paint to start over. I originaly thought maybe just dip him in some paint thinner for a while, since he is a metal model and all he wont melt (I atleast assume he wont). Has anyone had some success with this at all or should i just buy a new model?
I Am MacMan
You should really do a search for stripping as this topic comes up A-LOT! LOL
At any rate... most people say Castrol super clean works very well. Others say acetone works well for metals. (not plastic!), still others use simple green, etc.
Do a search and you will get a lot of information to pull your decision from!
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I have used Brake fluid, Castrol Super Clean, and Simple Green on both plastics and metals. I don't realy like brake fluid. the others work better IMO, and it smells funky. Both Super Clean and Simple green work great... as long as you didn't seal the mini. If you sealed it, you will have to look elsewhere becuase i have no experience.
Soak your model for a week and go to town with a toothbrush. I think Super Clean works just a little better, but Simple Green is a lot safer for you and the environment. Also, the best place to find Castrol Super Clean is an auto parts store. The best place I have found to find Simple Green is in the auto section of a grocery store.
Hope that helps.
Automotive paint stripper (in spray) will do anything...
I stick with simple green and similar floor cleans and find they work well. I highly recommend putting on a plastic glove before sticking your hand in. Depending what kind of paint you use it will come off the model and immediately stick to your hand. Either way strip the paint and start over... we've all done it
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Thx everyone i think ill go with the simple green solution, seems to be the most recomended and it just so happens i have some at home . o one other question i have used this stuff b 4 and it dosent seem to be very harsh but will it do n e thing with the glue i used (just regular super glue)? it realy dosent matter since im planning on converting him along with painting him. Is there n e way to get rid of the super glue junk besides taking a razor and carving it off?
I Am MacMan
Found Simple Green in the store today, in a spray bottle. Recommends diluting it in water for cleaning, but I assume you guys just pour it straight in the cup for stripping?
And this stuff is biodegradable, meaning I can dump the waste down the sink (taking care not to stain the sink, natch), right?
Yes, and Yes. You definetly don't want to dilute it. However, if you have an easy way to dispose of it without using the sink, that would be best, as there will be paint in there as well, but it's not the end of the world if you pour it down the drain.
And for the guy asking about Super glue. Yes, Simple Green and Castrol Super Clean will both degrade the glue a little. Often when you are scrubbing the mini down, arms and stuff will just fall off. However it does not get rid of glue blobs and stuff like that. There are harder things like acetone (finger-nail polish remover) that I have heard will do that very well, but is ONLY for metal. Acetone will quickly turn your plastic mini into a blob of plastic in the rough shape of a man.