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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:09 pm 
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Ugh.... there is one safe way to strip paint. It works just like striping all paints. Its pine sol diluted with water.
Keep your models covered completly in the liquid for 72 hours (thats to remove paint and primer)

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ps models may seem to inflate cause the paint just comes off

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:07 am 
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Well Harold! Nice going. I really needa try stripping a model, but Hvae given up. I have none of those products.

Later our very smart Chemist Harold!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:48 pm 
lol, wear safety glasses


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:05 am 
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I'm trying Rubbing Alcohol. Seems to be working fast and well. Any known issues with it?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:53 am 
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Anybody know if actual paint remover will work on metal minis? Its this jelly stuff that removes paint off of surfaces instantly. I'm asking because I heard it corrodes the pewter and/or lead in minis.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:57 am 
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I would be hesitant to try that one out, then.
For metal, I almost always use Nail-Polish Remover. It works great and even gives the metal a new shine. I use it before I paint them too, to get all the mold release off of them. The only problem is that it will melt plastic, so I have to pop the model off of its base, as well as any plastic kitbashing or converting that I've done.

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Petimus wrote:
I'm trying Rubbing Alcohol. Seems to be working fast and well. Any known issues with it?



Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol, or Isopropanol, or IPA) is fine for stripping metal miniatures. It is a weak solvent and you may be able to get away with using it on plastic as long as you dont run off and leave a miniature submerged for a week in it. It is flammable so please observe all necessary safety precautions, safety glasses, ventilation, no open flame or crazy orks with flamers.

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I am not familiar with the jelly type paint remover you are talking about. Just as principle with all of the above described methods available to everyone, I would recommend using one of the already established methods. If they are not conveniently available to you and the jelly type remover is, then by all means give it a shot, but try it on one miniature first. Test it as harsh as possible so you know for sure whether it will damage the miniature or not. Try it on a plastic and a metal model, preferably something that is not a hugely important miniature. See how it works, and when you are finished, report your findings here so we call all discuss and share the knowledge. Thanks!

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I am not familiar with the jelly type paint remover you are talking about. Just as principle with all of the above described methods available to everyone, I would recommend using one of the already established methods. If they are not conveniently available to you and the jelly type remover is, then by all means give it a shot, but try it on one miniature first. Test it as harsh as possible so you know for sure whether it will damage the miniature or not. Try it on a plastic and a metal model, preferably something that is not a hugely important miniature. See how it works, and when you are finished, report your findings here so we call all discuss and share the knowledge. Thanks!


I just tested it...

It melted the plastic mini XP
For the metal one, it did take off the paint but not a lot of it. I think this happened because it is designed to be used on large flat surfaces. I just wanted to see what would happen if it was used on a mini. Overall, I would primarily use something on the list, but would still use it if there is nothing else avalible. I would not go out and buy it for only stripping minis :wink:

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I saw a brand called "Green Works" is this similar to Simple Green? Or is it just eco friendly ? :P

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haha, the big words in red are correct. :Dpaint+turpentine in your eye hurts ;)

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im contemplating using simple green but i was wondering, does it eat the glue too? i used zap-a-gap glue [i dont recommend at all] i dont know if that makes a difference. my dad washed his truck with simple green and the mirrors fell off becuase it dissolved the glue lol

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:53 pm 
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could i use kerosine on my metal models because it seems to work on removing rust.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:58 pm 
itsn't kerosene explosive?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:40 pm 
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kerosine isnt explosive it is flamible but i tried it and it worked well but after about five models i just soaked them in acetone for five minutes and scrubed them with a toothbrush.

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