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i just cant get those pants of fast enough!!

but i digress..

anybody know what is a good product for stripping pants from plastics in australia?

also something easy to obtain for stripping metals.
 

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the easiest thing to get hold of (and the least dangerous to work with) is acetone free nail varnish remover. you can pick it up in just about any chemist. its not strong enough to 'strip' paint, you will need to do a little bit of scrubbing with a toothbrush, but it doesn't give off huge amounts of unpleasant fumes or burn the skin. and its also gentle enough to use on plastic miniatures. it will also soften superglue and occasionally weaken the joins created by polystyrene cement. but that shouldn't be an issue if you are planning on re-painting the miniature anyway.
 

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I can help with the stripping of metals, use nail polish remover. Plastics I use CSC ( AKA Super Clean) and it seems to do great. Not sure if it is available in your country though.

Edit: Ninja'd... also a warning on useing nail polish remover on plastic. The two times I used acetone-free nail polish remover on plastics were to horrific endings. If you got the time using a cotton ball or q-tip dipped in nail polish remover could be a way to get around the problem as you are controlling how much and how long the model is in contact with. The best I could get from nail polish remover was weakend plastic though the paint did come off.

A note: I am sure a quick search on the forum would yield a plethora of threads that can lead you to a great product.
 

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i have used dettol before and i didnt really like the effect.. im going to give pine-o-clean a go and if it doesnt work try the acetone free nail varnish thingo

cheers guys
 

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Simple Green works. You can usually get it from Bunnings or the like, for not much. Then just sit the models in it for a few hours and give it a scrub in warm water and the paint should come right off.

Grish
 

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mm ill have to try bunnings i have been looking around for it!
 

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i have used dettol before and i didnt really like the effect..
Most likely a stupid question, but you were using the brown dettol and not the green one?

Brake fluid always seems to come up as the king of all strippers for plastics and metals.
 

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can you get Revell products in Australia? if you can i'd highly recommend their thinners, its what I use, its ony about £3 over here and its really effective, works every time for me!
 

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@Varakir yeah was definatly the brown. / also how does brake fluid go on plastics though? (i.e does it soften so you have to be careful?)

(Fyi pine-o-clean does nothing)
 

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brake fluids fine on plastic, stripped all my tanks in it, the landraider i stripped was in it for over a week and is fine, used to use dettol but brake fluid is so much better
 

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brake fluids fine on plastic, stripped all my tanks in it, the landraider i stripped was in it for over a week and is fine, used to use dettol but brake fluid is so much better
Quoted for truth.

Brake fluid is the king of paint removers. It's cheap, easily available at all auto parts stores, mega marts and even gas stations. It is safe on plastic models and metal ones too. It is non flammable and doesn't stink too bad. You can also reuse it for more models as it doesn't evaporate.

I use a size appropriate container to place the model in and fill it with brake fluid. Wait a few days and scrub with a toothbrush. repeat until satisfactory results. Wash with soap and water and rinse. Easy.

Just make sure you use this stuff in a garage or appropriate location as brake fluid in your house isn't too smart. It will destroy carpet and flooring. Be smart were you use it!
 
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