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Subject: Removing paint from minis? rss

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Rob Heiret
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I've come to terms with the fact that I have neither the time nor the skill to paint my IA minis properly. Can anyone recommend a chemical/technique to get my poorly applied primer coats off without dissolving the figure underneath?

Thanks in advance!
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Dan M.

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I had some stormtroopers that fuzzed over and I let them sit in Simple Green cleaner for an hour or two and then used a toothbrush and it came off super easy.

I am always hesitant to let them sit too long in anything but the Simple Green has been good to me.
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Gary McCloskey
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I have used super clean. It works well and does not hurt the plastic. Plus you don't have to scrub that hard. I tried simply green and it did not do a thing after the figures sat in it for a day. Here is what it looks like and you can get it at walmart.

https://www.zoro.com/superclean-cleaner-degreaser-multi-purp...
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Ted W
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I primed and painted my Storm Troopers, and didn't like the end result (primer on too thick, sloppy technique on the fine details). I am not very good, and need a lot more practice. soblue

I sealed them in a glass jar with a solution of 1/3 Dettol and 2/3 water for a month (I was so disheartened with the results I procrastinated opening those guys like crazy) - it made the paint and primer goopy and fairly easy to remove with an old toothbrush, I got about 95% of the paint off with light scrubbing and the plastic of the minis seems not at all the worse for wear.

My only caveat - maybe wear rubber gloves if you don't want your hands to stink like Dettol for a day after.
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Julien Marr
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I used 'simply green' it's some all purpose cleaner.

I'd soak them for 30-45, scrub them with an old tooth brush under water, then soak again.
 
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Agree with using Simple Green. It's all I've used in the past.
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