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Originally Posted by WeeToySoldiers View Post
Below are three plastic Lord of the Rings High Elf Warriors that I bought primed and painted. The middle figure was scrubbed after 24 hours in Simple Green, and the other two were soaked for 4 days. As you can see, the outer two look “cleaner”, but even so, the white solvent-based primer on all three have not been affected materially.
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does simple green work with plastic models too?
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hahah yeah that was dumb I only read the first 4 paragrahphs .....should of read the last one It sounded like he was just doing his metal dread. Ill have to give it a try and soak the models a long time.
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yeah nice and make sure you use simple green dettol or w/e instead of brake fluid for large quantities of models, brake fluid is Hydroscopic which draws moisture out of the air so in large quantities you'll find the fluid becomes usless in... 2 days?

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Is there any way to get the pictures to show up?
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How does it affect transfers and models that have been varnished?
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Will rubbing alcohol melt minis after being soaked for an extended period of time like varnish remover will?
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post #27 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-24-10, 09:31 PM
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I used some other stuff to get the paint off of my old furioso dreadnought and used that nail polish remover stuff... It took me frigginghours to glue that huge lump of metal and it all fell appart because I left it in the thinner to long...
So remember to get your models out quick enough because most chemicals seriously endanger the structural integrity ( I probably spelled that wrong) of your model after a while.



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I have encountered that if I leave metal minis in the simple green too long, say 3-4 days, they acquire a corrosion-like covering. Its something to be aware of though I don't know if the corrosion would interfere with repainting
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Talked to simple green on the phone today, was told that their product is not strong enough to remove super glue.

Is there any product that is strong enough that I can soak my minis in to dissassemble later without having to worry about the minis becoming damaged?
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Simple Green undilluted. It will remove paint, dissolve super glue, remove varnish as well as transfers.

Key is leaving it at full strength!
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