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I'm relatively new to constructing and painting 40k models and it was right when I was midway in painting my first ultramarine squad that I realized that I wanted to do a custom chapter.

So, I was wondering, what are some good ways to get paint off of plastic models?
 

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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Two options -

1. If the paint is thin then just paint over it.

2. Dettoll. Yes you did read right, Dettol, undiluted and leave it in for a couple of hours, get a touth brush scrub and wash in hot soapy water. Scrub again wash in soapy water again, leave to dry and done. Simple as that.
 

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I've heard that brake fluid also works but don't leave the plastics in there too long or they could get damaged. I hasten to add I've never tried this myself, rather try the Detol first. Anybody else have any experience with brake fluid?
 

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Easy Off oven cleaner. Works a charm.

But damn, spray that shit and run. That makes you cough every damn time.
 

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i've used both brake fluid and oven cleaner. brake fluid softens the paint and you have to do more scrubbing to get it off. oven cleaning actually starts to dissolve the paint off the model and i've found makes for easier scrubbing. for brake fluid i'd just put it in a bowl and soak the model submerged in the brake fluid. with oven cleaner i sparay it on the model as if i was priming it then put it in a plastic bag. both methods i leave the model overnight before scrubbing.
 

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am with anphicar on this one, all i ever use is Mr. Muscle Oven Cleaner, tis a foam. grab a tupplewear thing spray a layer on place ur mini on it then spray over then lob the lid on. leave for 2-3 hrs then use a nail brush to clean the paint off. it very safe and u can use it again and again, just dont keel over and die from the fumes! :mrgreen:
 

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Acetone(nail polish remover) will dissolve plastic in a matter of moments. Simple Green I've found to be good. Easy-Off if you don't clean the models pretty much destroys it if you leave it alone too long. Haven't tried brake cleaner yet. I plan on it soon.
 

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Life brand nail polish remover (green coloured) is not acetone and will do just fine stripping plastic. Used it more than I would care to admit.
 
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