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 Post subject: Good strippers?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:45 pm 
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Now I've got your attention! I was hoping someone would know some good paint strippers for plastic miniatures. Asking abroad has given a few good ideas (nail polish remover seems to work) but usually there is the issue of foreign brand-names.

Any reliable kiwi brands (or what I can find in store) that will do the trick?


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 Post subject: Re: Good strippers?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:01 am 
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'simple green' cleaning product.

Bunnnings / Mitre 10,

soak for a few days then use tooth brush, back to soak as often as required to result you want.

This also breaks down glue so you may need to re-glue after.

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 Post subject: Re: Good strippers?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:55 am 
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Nail polish removers that are acetone-based will certainly remove paint from your plastic kit, but they will also melt your plastic kit into soup. Really disgusting, poisonous soup.


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 Post subject: Re: Good strippers?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:26 am 
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Yep Simple Green is what I've used.

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 Post subject: Re: Good strippers?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Simple Green gets my vote too! Very effective; just scrub off the "melted" paint scunge with a toothbrush (possibly one you no longer use for your teeth).

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 Post subject: Re: Good strippers?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Partial success with simple green, from what I understand it depends what the mini's where painted with.


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 Post subject: Re: Good strippers?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:31 pm 
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You did leave the figures submerged for a week (or more), didn't you?

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 Post subject: Re: Good strippers?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:34 pm 
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StephenLadanyi wrote:
You did leave the figures submerged for a week (or more), didn't you?


Well about 5 days.


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