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    how to remove paint carefully from tau models???

    Hi,

    I wonna repaint my army but that will be mine 4th color sheme then and the details will be gone. Now is my questions do you guys have a perfect product for this action without that my models will be damaged.

    I live in Belgium ( europe )


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    I use a product called Simple Green as my paint stripper. I soak the model overnight and attack it with an old toothbrush. Works great!

    Added bonus: Simple Green is entirely non-toxic, so you don't have to concern yourself with poisonous fumes or work gloves or any of that crap.
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    Yeah there is a great tutorial on the home page about using green stuff too.
    If you do things right people wont be sure if you have done anything at all.

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    I use 70% rubbing alcohol available cheaply from any drug store - soak for about an hour and then scrub with an old toothbrush. Doesn't harm the plastic or plastic glue joints, but it may release superglue and epoxy if you used that for metal pieces.
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    Gonna try the alcohol stuff because the green cleaner is not availeble here in belgium.

    I just mess up 3 firewariors with white spirit today.

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    Yeah, rubbing alcohol usually works pretty well. Depending on what kind of paint you use it could take more soaking.

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    Though it's far from non-toxic you could always use Break Fluid. It's a fluid usually used in car braks, you'll find it where they sell...carstuff. I buy mine at a gasstation.
    Be very careful while using it though and make sure you dispose of it in a safe way.

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    I'm from belgium too.

    i tried Dettol a few times now and it does the job too. but it's best to use gloves for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andusciassus View Post
    Though it's far from non-toxic you could always use Break Fluid. It's a fluid usually used in car braks, you'll find it where they sell...carstuff. I buy mine at a gasstation.
    Be very careful while using it though and make sure you dispose of it in a safe way.
    Brake fluid works good and it's actually not all that toxic. Just make sure you use DOT 3 (mostly linseed oil) and not the synthetic or silicone stuff.

    Problem with brake fluid is that it is an oil and you must wash the model very very well in dish soap afterwards or the new paint will stay soft and eventually run.

    Also, you can't just dump it down the drain or outside.
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    I have found that a cellulose thinner works a charm. Just put a bit on a cloth and the paint comes right off. I haven't tried dipping but I'm sure that would be even more effective.

    So far I haven't seen any damage to either plastic or metal models (can't testify to glue though).

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