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Marshall_Brant

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#11 12 years ago

Simple Green works the best. Just let said model sit in a bowl ov it for a few hours than use a tooth brust to remove the paint.




Lt_Apollo

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#12 12 years ago

ow man i wish i had nown this sooner i could have saved my orignal SM army, there blobs now :), can istill bring em back though, i realy dont wuna through away my orignal guys, though my new cadians are so so much beter.




KhornateKyle

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#13 12 years ago
Marshall_Brant;4243536Simple Green works the best. Just let said model sit in a bowl ov it for a few hours than use a tooth brust to remove the paint.

i didnt mention that cos i dont know where he lives, it can be a B*tch to get that stuff outside of America and Canada.




Marshall_Brant

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#14 12 years ago
KhornateKyle;4244008i didnt mention that cos i dont know where he lives, it can be a B*tch to get that stuff outside of America and Canada.

Well it was worth mentioning, though. Who knows he might be able to get his paws on some. I got the Simple Green tip from a 40K modeling site, so meh.




Marine Captain

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#15 12 years ago

Here's a better Idea: go to B&Q or wherever (any DIY store) and ask for "paint stripper" for metal fences. This stuff is lethal! It FULLY stripped a metal model in less than a minute WARNING: DO NOT get this on your fingers, it is super corrosive. Also, plastic turns into glop with this stuff, as does Green Stuff and Superglue. For Plastic models, they are near impossible to strip, but (almost) boiling water and a lot of effort with a toothbrush will remove a fair bit, but if the water is too hot the plastic will deform and go all 'orrible.




Marshall_Brant

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#16 12 years ago

Thats why I use Simple Green it's non toxic, non corrosive, and works on both metal and plastic with out destroying them. Hell, you could drink the stuff! Simple Green - it's a house hold cleaner thats all natural. So any house hold cleaner might work you just need to experiment with some brands first, before you throw your models into it.




Lord_Squinty

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#17 12 years ago

Have a look here: CoolMiniOrNot - The Internet's largest gallery of Painted Miniatures and Miniature Painting art They have lots of usefull tutorials for stuff like this.




conorlord

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#18 12 years ago

paint remover works just fine ive used it




Tar-Emmetar

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#19 12 years ago

glue WILL cover details so if thats the plan go for it.

Metal models: i have used turps in the past or metho, just leave it in a non-plastic container overnight and then scrub with a nail brush or tooth brush. You can also use different paint strippers or nail polish remover.

Plastics: I have yet to find a method that truly works for plastics. People say all sorts of things but. I've heard "Bam, easy off oven cleaner" (don't know if you can get it outside of Aus or if its named differently) works but haven't tried.




Marshall_Brant

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#20 12 years ago
Tar-Emmetar;4265597 Plastics: I have yet to find a method that truly works for plastics. People say all sorts of things but. I've heard "Bam, easy off oven cleaner" (don't know if you can get it outside of Aus or if its named differently) works but haven't tried.

We have Bam! in the states. If you've got Simple Green over there just let the models soak over night in a tub of pure simple green, and just go at 'em with a tooth brush.