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znuflex

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#1 10 years ago

Hi people, i just want to find out how you people get paint off you models,to be able to sell or repaint them with your new cool stuff youve learnt. I use acetone on my metal models and then scrub em with an old tooth brush, but sometimes leaves some black undercoat on them, i dont know how to get paint off my plastic models, and its really annoying when ive done a really good cool conversion and then mess up the undercoat (too much) or the hardcoat to pretect the model (too shiny). thanks for sharing your technikes ^^




KeNDaLL2000

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#2 10 years ago

you could just prime it and paint over the that




EyeStabba

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#3 10 years ago

i use nail polish remover. If you want to use it on plastic models, make sure it has no aceton (and try if it bites on a piece of spare sprue or something)




rayrayzza

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#4 10 years ago

I use dot4 brake fluid and an electric toothbrush. I soak the model in the brake fluid for about 24 hours and then take to it with an electric toothbrush to remove the paint.

the brake fluid is quite gentle on plastic, am currently stripping about 100 badly painted tyranid models that i brought on the nz version of e-bay and i have had no problems so far.




znuflex

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#5 10 years ago

Thanks alot, ive just had the bad experience 1st time i used acetone of melting my carnifex >_<, after that i just used it on metal but then i wanted an easyer option, and i want to sell like my army of eldar and dark eldar wich are all plastic models, thanks alot .




EyeStabba

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#6 10 years ago
znuflex;4544804ive just had the bad experience 1st time i used acetone of melting my carnifex >_<

autch :eek: my deepest condolances :)




TheMonkeyofDoom

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#7 10 years ago

use paint thinner or do what I do grow out your nails and pry out hard to reach spots then afterwards trim your nails or prime over it although you get less detail or put it in the Microwave :lookaround:




Marine Captain

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#8 10 years ago

Someone told me (I think it was Marshall Brandt or something similar) about "simple green," a non-toxic pine-based liquid that does plastic and metal miniatures (and floors, doors etc.). He's an American though, and me being a Brit means I cannot find it in any shop anywhere. I strip my metal models using outdoor fence stripper. This is REALLY powerful stuff. Not only does it strip metal models COMPLETELY in a short space of time (leave to soak if it's got a lot of crevacies), but it liquidates Green Stuff and Superglue. Word of warning: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO TOUCH A STRIPPED MODEL WITH YOUR BARE HANDS OR REMOVE IT FROM THE STRIPPER WITH YOUR BARE HANDS. It BURNS, really badly. Use a pair of plyers to get your model out, and rinse it with plenty of water.