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cheers for answering that countchocula86

another one, does it affect greenstuff?


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I can't answer re Greenstuff...but make SURE you remove the base. It isn't pretty. lol
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Yea I like to use Simple Green when stripping my models. You can re-uese 2-3 times depending on how many models you want to strip and how much paint is on them, it's also fairly quick since if you don't a thick/multiple layer(s) of paint you can let it soak for 30-45 min and you will get down to bare plastic/metal. Just be sure to do it in a well vetilated area because now my paint room/dad's workshop smells funny (not bad just funny) and the clothes I wore still smell funny even after a wash.

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this is awesome thanks, hoping to strip down my old space marine army so I can actually play them without looking like an idiot.

I tried the nailpolish remover last week on one metal and one plastic. the metal was fine but the plastic didnt do so well so looking forward to trying this out.

I might take some before and after shots as well on the bikes and tank to see how it goes for people in the future.
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One thing i might add is that dettol doesnt detoriate your models, i had my models sit in clean dettol for over a month, because i was so stupid to forget them and they are still perfect. Greenstuff... gets a bit more brittle.

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I use Tesco brand degreaser, for me it works better than Dettol. For finishing and for metal minies I use a local brand of cheap nail polish. It work marvelously. It is not acetone free, but not very concentrated. In 10-20 seconds it does not damage plastic at all, but remove the stuff the degreaser might leave behind.
One more tip: use somekind of liquid cleaner (I use CIF) it will make the results soooo much more complete...
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Quick question, does this break down the glue?
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Well I tried this with cheapo, tesco value pine type detergent (its a fraction of the cost of Dettol) paint is comming off but its hard work. And theyve been it it a few weeks now.

Think a lot of the probelm is the models, Ive done a load of old (80s/90s) termies and a few marines. The marines have come up pretty clean but the terminators are stuggling in the recesses of the armour.

I'll grab some proper dettol later and put them in that see if it helps.

any other sugegstions? or do I jsut need to spend a few hours picking off all the paint?
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Another Cheap alternative is the Betazone Disinfectant from Lidls, dirt cheap but just as effective.

Though nothing is affecting these minis i got of ebay, its a blue undercoat. I think they must of used a solvent paint cus it is definatly not acrylic
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Thanks mate, I'll give it a try. Theres a lidl on my way home from work.

Heh I got a few like that too, theyve got a grey primer on them, think its a halfords car undercoat... dettols not touching it. Still saves having to undercaot again
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