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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-21-09, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Default HELP! Question about removing paint from stripped models

I have used Dettol fluid to great effect, it has loosened the paint off my warhammer figures and i have around 60 figures that i can now repaint.

Problem is, when i attempt to scrub it off with a toothbrush, it just 'paints' the figure and moves the paint around.

How can i get the sticky loose paint off
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Have you used nail polish remover?
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Nail polish remover is no good for plastic models.

When I've stripped models with Dettol, I find running the tap quite hard to blast the inital sticky paint off (mainly cold, with a bit of hot running). I then fill the sink with warm water and some detergent and scrub, topping the brush up with a drop of detergent every now and again. It all comes off eventually, but it's very time consuming.

It comes off much easier on metals however, just not plastics. You may find the undercoat or strongest colour dyes the plastic. Makes no difference when sprayed however. Don't use hot water, even on metal. Makes the model too soft to give a good scrub too.

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I use brake oil on plastic models, and thinner on metal models
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Let me just reiterate, dettol is working fine at displacing the paint, it's just still sticking to the model, and the toothbrush just paints over the entire model.....need some way of displacing the paint.
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thats where the warm water and washing up liquid comes in use. the tooth brush tends to reoaint the model, when your striping thick paint, i.e several coats on a mini. what i tend to do when that happens, is to put the min back in the dettol for another soak, then contiue cleaning with water and washing up liquid

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Nail polish remover is no good for plastic models.
I've managed to do it.

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I too use brake fluid on plastics and thinners on metal figures, the brake fluid doesnt make the paint go all sticky it just makes it loosen and fall off the model with a good scrub.

I would advise leaving the models to soak for a good day if you want the best results.
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