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Stripping

Tips and tricks for painting miniatures and anything else.

Re: Stripping

Postby Figomurphy » Saturday April 8th, 2017 3:08pm

That's good to know. I just checked and the nail polish remover I used is with acetone. I haven't had a problem yet. Most of the minis I've stripped were painted with the older enamel paint.


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Re: Stripping

Postby knightkrawler » Saturday April 8th, 2017 3:41pm

Figomurphy wrote:That's good to know. I just checked and the nail polish remover I used is with acetone. I haven't had a problem yet. Most of the minis I've stripped were painted with the older enamel paint.


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acetone isn't inhaled. The body absorbs it through the skin, and there it stays. Forever. That's enough for me to not use it.
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Re: Stripping

Postby David Otto » Monday April 17th, 2017 9:03am

The bleach 'trick' unfortunatly did not work on most of the mini's , I left them in for over a week but the thick layers of leaded paint didnt budge one bit.... Back to the drawing board!
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Re: Stripping

Postby Geofonos » Tuesday April 18th, 2017 1:36am

I've tried almost everything. Fairy Power Spray, pure alcohol, isopropanol, brake fluid, Dettol, nail polish remover, nail polish remover without acetone, oven cleaner....pretty much everything that is supposed to do the job. Best results came from Dettol (the original brown one). The fact is that only the brown Dettol which is label highily antiseptic can do the trick real easily. Don't go for any of those alpine breeze, tropical gust, green apple fresh and the likes; pure, old school, brown/orange Dettol. Just wear gloves when using it because it can damage the skin on your hands and give you a zombie-like texture on them - you don't want that.


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Re: Stripping

Postby Spectre » Sunday February 18th, 2018 2:19am

I've found a few things.
I've used oven cleaner before, but that doesn't seem to work on every paint.
There's also a product called Simple Green, which I've had some luck with, however the smell almost reminds me of menthol.
Tea Tree Oil works okay, too, however it's not cheap.

Last thing I've found interesting (and this may not apply to paint, I hadn't tested for that specifically) was that mixing Oxy Clean in some water will make a solution that strips chrome off of plastic parts. Discovered that when trying to see if it could re-whiten some old plastic toys that also had some chrome parts on it.
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