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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2009, 11:08:18 PM »
i noticed that there are a few different kinds of simple green, is there one that works better for stripping paint?

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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2009, 01:47:32 AM »
I have a whole mess load of plastic marines ruined by primer. I used Goof off anfd it left a sticky slimy residue all over the model.

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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2011, 11:25:08 PM »
Zombie thread, rise from the dead. Since this is a couple years old, I wanted to post and see if this information has changed in two years.

I'm looking at stripping some plastic models, and am told an hour of Simple Green soak and a toothbrush is the simplest way about it. That still right?

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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2011, 11:32:16 PM »
Maybe more than an hour but it's the safest.  I have a hellblade sitting in it right now.

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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2011, 11:58:20 PM »
Do you dilute the Simple Green at all?   I've heard some say you should, but was wondering what others thought.
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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2011, 12:30:04 AM »
You don't have to.  You can but it is safe enough that you can just use it 100%.

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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2011, 10:37:26 AM »
Cool, thanks!
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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2012, 10:49:08 PM »
i've recently been trying to strip about 35 grey knights that i over-primed due to some humidity

went with the simple green method for about a 4 day soak and the primer jumped off the couple metal models in there and also came pretty easily off the finecast ones

the plastic however are requiring a good toothbrush scrubbing to get the primer off

some new info on the interwebs i've found is telling me to try "super clean" (some kind of degreaser from walmart) so i may head out looking for some of that tomorrow and try soaking them in that

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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2012, 01:07:24 AM »
Tried the super clean (purple gallon jug in the automotive dept. of walmart) and the stuff worked awesome at stripping the primer off my plastic minis.

24hr soak (granted they had been soaking in green stuff for a couple days before that) but BAM it fell right off

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Re: Striping paint O_o
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2012, 09:28:11 PM »
An addendum to using the "super clean" solvent.

while it's awesome at stripping paint off plastic it apparently also breaks the bond on superglue (the plastic glue seems unaffected)

meaning all my magnets need to be reglued /facepalm... think i'm just going to say hell with it and just glue all the arms and backpacks on since about the only swapping i did was backpacks for teleporter packs and the occasional halberds/swords for hammers