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OK, so, I was in work tonight and got hit by inspiration; but for this particular Ultimate Plan Of Extremely Cunning Doom™ to work, I need to be able to at least partially dissolve GW plastic. So, what will do this? I was thinking along the lines of acetone, nail varnish remover, or some such...


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Nail varnish remover disolves pretty quickly ,
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Nitromors all purpose paint and varnish remover!!

I chucked a load of plastic models in a tub of the stuff to get the metal components off and stripped.

After an overnight dip, the plastic had turned to liquid. It's pretty nasty stuff (it burns your skin on contact) but will do the job.

Maybe a bit too extreme but an option.
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OK thanks guys I didn't want to just randomly buy things then find out they wouldn't work...


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Oven cleaner, paint remover (if it burns your nose really bad when you open it, safe to say do not use it).
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Acetone, Toluene, Methyl Ethyl Ketone all do the job.

The first two can be got from my local hardware store without permits or paperwork.
The third takes some doing.

All will turn styrene into goo.
The last two will turn many resins into goo as well.

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Oven cleaner, paint remover (if it burns your nose really bad when you open it, safe to say do not use it).
I would go with the oven cleaner. I have wrecked plastic car models in the past with OC.

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this will pretty much do the job...
also, you could take a bottle of spaypaint and hold a flame by it while spraying your models for the same effect
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