Stripping Paint with Simple Green - Page 2 - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-09, 06:56 PM
Senior Member
Skye's Avatar
Skye's Flag is: USA
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 202
Reputation: 1

I have a question: What if somebody did use like 2 or 3 bottles of super glue ?
I recently acquired a tech-adept that was barely identifiable due to the large amount of glue used. I have already done step one (boiling) and his axe came off great but the servo arm....not so great. I don't want to break the delicate what do I do?

Thisn't THE model but this is what it is

Crozius Arcanum: Because nothing delivers the word of the Emperor like blunt trauma to the head. (Of course....a power fist helps too XD)
Arkio was framed!!!!
Space marine lore:
Horus!!! You threw off the Emperor's groove!!
Originally Posted by Galahad View Post
Nope, not really.
Tycho is a big bag of suck wrapped up in shiny gold Nipple-Plate
Skye is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-17-09, 11:37 PM
Senior Member
MaidenManiac's Avatar
MaidenManiac's Flag is: Sweden
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Borås - Sweden
Posts: 3,063
Reputation: 7

Uhm stick to Acetone?
Metal models are damn easily stripped with Acetone, just toss em in a can, cover the model(s) in fluid and put a lid on it a little while. Then pick them up part by part and use an old toothbrush to remove the paint.
Acetone will kill superglue too. I've never "deconstructed models" before tossing em in Acetone as the liquid will do that for you

Do mind the vapours of Acetone, dont use it in badly ventilated areas, your hands will look scrumpy afterwards and yea if you have small wounds on the fingers it wont feel awsome

Win/Draw/Loss(5th ed results)
EC: 45/2/12
Tau: 28/3/7
Originally Posted by bitsandkits View Post
Common sense and wargamers are like oil and water
'Alessio is to 40k what impotence is to rape.' - Jezlad
MaidenManiac is offline  
post #13 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-13-09, 08:40 AM
Senior Member
raverboi's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 336
Reputation: 1

methylated spirits and a quick scrub, it gets my metal models clean within an hour

I liked Blood Angels before they were cool

"infantry, whose only function in Epic is to provide valuable traction to Titans walking across snowy paths."

raverboi is offline  
post #14 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-20-09, 02:17 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 24

I have bought several various vehicles for looted wagon conversions. They were all painted particularly badly. A litre of dettol in a bucket, throw in the vehicles and add water till they are covered, with a weight (brick) to keep them under. I left mine for a week or so and the paint turned into a greasy sludge that was nigh impossible to clean off with water and clogged any brush that touched it. But I did find that it was easy enough to use a brush in the actual solution to get the goop off.
The dettol had no effect at all on the plastic apart from leaving a very pleasant smell.
For metal minis, I couldnt agree more with the brake fluid approach. Dont disassemble, just put them in a cup and top it up over their head.
Ive also tried dettol in an ultrasonic parts cleaner with good effect on plastic models. But by no means put a metal figure in a lapidary tumbler :-D Unless you want a shiny blob shaped piece of metal.
lostonexxx is offline  
post #15 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-17-09, 03:26 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 22
Reputation: 1

ok so im in the uk and need a paint stripper i can get over here. the products you mentioned i can not find bar online and the prices make it worthless. i need to strip a fair chunk of an army down and need to do it soon so i need something that works witing a matter of hours though preferably minuets and the chemical must be fine to use of plastic minys!

Thank you for reading

Imperial Guard 7th Regiment of the Etam
W2 D2 L5
and now prowed owner of a cuswtoum made vanquisher
silverstone08 is offline  
post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-29-09, 03:21 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 16

Great guide, good to know there are things I can use which don't smell horrific and are a bit friendlier. I'm about to attack some old tyranid models so I can repaint them. In the past I've just soaked models in paint stripper then given them a good scrub, it does work to a point but the stubborn paint still remains.
Arkanah is offline  
post #17 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-29-09, 11:30 PM
Senior Member
thedevil's Avatar
thedevil's Flag is: Canada
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: canada
Posts: 129
Reputation: 1

i can't see the pictures D:
thedevil is offline  
post #18 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-17-09, 01:12 AM
Senior Member
heretical by nature's Avatar
heretical by nature's Flag is: Australia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia-Melbourne
Posts: 258
Reputation: 3

what about for us aussies? more specifically for plastic models

Heresy Death Guard blog

Originally Posted by Romanov77 View Post
I am quite confident that wh40k would win by far.

They got so much manpower that they could kill the sw galaxy by dropping naked men from orbit.
heretical by nature is offline  
post #19 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-18-09, 09:18 PM
Senior Member
Fukushim's Avatar
Fukushim's Flag is: Poland
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Poland
Posts: 115
Reputation: 3

The best thing you can do with paint from plastic models is putting them in some small container with car's break system oil called DOT. After 6-12 hour take them out and use tooth brush to remove the paint and then wash models in water to remove oil from model, and before painting wash them in water with soap (not the liquid soap).
It worked for me. You can even use the rest of oil again, but sometimes it's better to buy new.

I'm sorry, if it's unable to understand, my english got bad lately.
Fukushim is offline  
post #20 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-24-09, 03:13 AM
Senior Member
fuzzawakka's Avatar
fuzzawakka's Flag is: USA
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 465
Reputation: 1

does simple green work with plastic models too?
fuzzawakka is offline  

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Hobby > Tutorials > Tools of the Trade

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome