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PostSubject: Is it possible to remove paint from plastic miniatures ?   Fri 5 Oct 2012 - 6:03

Hi,

I know how to remove paint on metal miniatures with acetone but is there any way to do the same with plastic.

I once tried with thiner or acetone and the results were catastrophic as the plastic ''melted'' somewhat ....

Thx for any aswer.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it possible to remove paint from plastic miniatures ?   Fri 5 Oct 2012 - 8:59

Yup, theres loads of ways.

My current favourite however, is using "Fairy Powerspray"

I've got a post about it on my Blog Here

Yes, the blogs about a metal mini, but I've also had the same results on plastic and resin figs in the meantime
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PostSubject: Re: Is it possible to remove paint from plastic miniatures ?   Fri 5 Oct 2012 - 11:58

Fairy powerspray you say huh ? ...

I'll give it a try !

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PostSubject: Re: Is it possible to remove paint from plastic miniatures ?   Fri 5 Oct 2012 - 12:33

Simple Green cleaner works great. I soak them for a day and brush with warm water and an old tooth brush. I have had some pieces in the soak for 6 months and they had no detrimental effects. I did have one model with greenstuff soften but it dried again.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it possible to remove paint from plastic miniatures ?   Fri 5 Oct 2012 - 18:41

Mike wrote:
Simple Green cleaner works great. I soak them for a day and brush with warm water and an old tooth brush. I have had some pieces in the soak for 6 months and they had no detrimental effects. I did have one model with greenstuff soften but it dried again.

HIp Hip Hooray for Simple Green
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PostSubject: Re: Is it possible to remove paint from plastic miniatures ?   Fri 5 Oct 2012 - 19:03

I use brake oil, not sure how to say it in english, I let the plastic ones in between 3 to 24 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it possible to remove paint from plastic miniatures ?   Fri 5 Oct 2012 - 22:26

LuisMars wrote:
I use brake oil, not sure how to say it in english, I let the plastic ones in between 3 to 24 hours.

Brake Fluid, or Brake & Clutch Fluid.

That used to be my preffered way as well, until I found the fairy powerspray method
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