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post #11 of 126 (permalink) Old 12-23-08, 09:51 AM
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For plastic both myself and the wife have used to great success Fairy Power Spray, it works a treat.

Though I did find a commercially available plastic paint stripper from a local model shop, though haven't used it yet due to the amount of safety gear it recommends you wear whilst using it, that kinda put me off.LOL
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post #12 of 126 (permalink) Old 01-02-09, 11:10 AM
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I myself use stuff ive got to hand at work:

Metal figures- Thinners in a metal container and scrub with nail brush or tooth brush, models are done after 1-2 hours soaking.

Plastic figures- Brake fluid in container though iI leave this to soak for a day or so to soften up the paint and scrub as above.
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Superclean

It's an industrial strength degreaser/cleaner. Eat's glue and most paint. (has problems with black primer) I simply let it soak overnight, or for black primed models a couple of nights. Pull them out, scrub with a toothbrush and running water. I recommend gloves.
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for plastics I use simplegreen, but for metals I go with aircraft stripper which is available at most auto repair stores. You will have to use gloves and be in a well-ventilated area but the aircraft stripper will take off *EVERYTHING*

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has anyone used LA awesome yet? I've bought a bottle of it, but I'm not so sure whether it works or not on plastic. I know that simple green is like magic when it comes to pewter, but it's terrible to plastics in my experiences.
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Simple green is just amazing - cheap, safe.

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post #17 of 126 (permalink) Old 02-20-09, 11:31 PM
 
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so for plastic mini's use simple green. i got a couple of mini's coming that are assembled and primed nad few painted and i'd like to kno the best way to strip them down so i can do my own config. thanx in advance.
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anyone from canada wana throw a few names out at me of cleaners like simple green? because I dont think ive ever seen simple green up here.
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You can buy simple green in the housewares section of Canadian Tire

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woot. Just the thread I needed, have some home made servitors with residual paint on them that I need to go away.

Thanks to everyone who sugested somthing.

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