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Re: Paint stripping resin

Postby Novista » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:49 pm

Fleafa wrote:Bought some Fairy Power Spray today and it is incredible! Starts working instantly but needs about 20mins to do the job. I just sprayed the (plastic) model and left it for a while. Came back and cleaned it with some carry-case foam (I was in the middle of a game!) and all the paint bar that in the deep recesses came right off. For £2.50 at Tesco (ugh, I hate that I gave them my money) I consider it a huge win.


It's a goodey, sprayed on white metal fig, left it for 5 mins took a toothbrush to it, bit of work and it came away, sprayed more on, left it for 20 mins, it came away much easier. So for a quick result, i'll be using this in future. Cheers for that. :)
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Re: Paint stripping resin

Postby Hiflt4 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:46 am

I use Castrol super clean, its great but it does stain the resin purple.
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Re: Paint stripping resin

Postby Matterbeast » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:31 pm

Novista wrote:If you're in the U.K. straight up Dettol


We have good old Dettol here in Aus as well. I spent most of Saturday stripping some miniatures I purchased from ebay some time back. Dettol works like magic. Water based acrylics such as GW paint starts coming off within minutes of being soaked. Leave them in for longer (I had some in over night) and the paint just falls off. With a good soak the sprayed on hobby primer even comes off nicely.

One thing to add. Use gloves... I spent most of Saturday with my hands covered in it and now my fingers are pealing like crazy haha. :P
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Re: Paint stripping resin

Postby mangozac » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:04 am

Brake fluid is my go-to these days. I'd rather not leave my models smelling of disinfectant :P
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Re: Paint stripping resin

Postby Fleafa » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:44 am

mangozac wrote:Brake fluid is my go-to these days. I'd rather not leave my models smelling of disinfectant :P


I used brake fluid for a while (DOT4) but it wouldn't remove some stuff which Fairy Power Spray managed in minutes.
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Re: Paint stripping resin

Postby Novista » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:14 pm

I was about to post in here, then noticed I did a few years back (gulp). Moving on with dettol, don't leave it for longer than I week, it softens the resin and then when you start to scrub with said toothbrush, bits start to come off, until you notice, panic, calm down. Then eventually rebuild with greenstuff. :)
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Re: Paint stripping resin

Postby Fleafa » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:17 am

Worth noting that Fairy Power Spray in the UK has apparently changed formula and is no longer of any use.
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Re: Paint stripping resin

Postby RageofAchilles » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:23 pm

I used Dettol (the strong brown stuff) to remove paint from some land raiders, it works but it leaves them stinking. It also isn't cheap when using it on large models.

for small partsI use Vallejo Acrylic thinners or Airbrush cleaner, I wouldn't leave it in the stuff though.
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Re: Paint stripping resin

Postby osjclatchford » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:34 am

Well this is actually quite interesting. When stripping metal I always soak the white metal mini in a vat (empty tea light) of nitromoors and then scrub gently with a toothbrush under cold water. (Hot raises toxic fume) its always done the trick and as never done more than thouroghly clean my orkish builder hands. Anyhow. Thought I'd mention that I had an old sword class in soak yesterday but bravely tried stripping a Zeus frigate prow I'd previously painted. Instead of soaking I dipped the tooth brush and scrubbed it straight off. Easy. Did the same on an old forge world transport too. No disfigouration or damage... bonzer! A bit of a gamble on my part but it was well worth the risk considering the clean as bought finish it gives.
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