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Paint stripping plastic miniatures???

Ok so i'm pretty ashamed of my army. As I built it I was a young new gamer and had too many different ideas in my head and so pretty much half of the army is painted in different mixed colours and it looks pretty bad. If it is possible, i'd like to re-paint the minorities to be the same as the bigger portion of the army, in standard Cadian colours. Does anyone know of a really great effective and safe way to get paint off of plastic imperial guard? cost doesn't matter too much.

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Immerse them in Simple Green (found in any Wal Mart automotive center) for a few hours, then brush the paint off with a toothbrush. If you glued the models together with super glue, the simple green also eats away at the glue, but if you used plastic glue it'll be fine.


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Thank you very much Boc and Jimmy Gunn!

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LA's totally awesome cleaner, the yellow kind. You can get it at the dollar store, just soak overnight and use old toothbrush to scrub (sometimes 2 days) works just fine on metal and finecast too. Best stripper EVER! Stripped my army twice with it and no damage.
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Ok i'm going to look at what we have in the house but i'm thinking I'll probably try Simply Green, brake fluid, pine sol or oven cleaner. Is LA the actual name on the bottle, Samules? What kind of product is it? For a buck that would definately be worth a try. Thanks for your help.

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That worked great on stripping the ones I had.
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Heres your pic of it just to make sure you get the right one. And it is worth it!
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Looks very good. Thanks everyone. Within a month I hope to have a renewed force to smight the emperor's foes.

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Actually i have one more question. After looking at a few web pages and the links provided, and a youtube video, there is one thing I'm not clear about. Most things say to use enough liquid to cover the minis completely but is it like 100% paint stripping liquid or do you dilute it with water first? If so, how much do you dilute?

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