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canadianone

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paint stripping question
« on: August 07, 2011, 01:11:05 PM »
i know that everyone always says that simple green does the trick. But last time i listened to the internet, i got nurgle gaunts (plastic+break fluid=bad). So as someone who was never big into painting, but wants to change that with a new army, do people think that simple green could strip something like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/FIRE-WARRIORS-w-DEVILFISH-Tau-Empire-Warhammer-40k-/320736988354?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aad6a0cc2
with out ruining it? 



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Re: paint stripping question
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 01:39:52 PM »
Absolutely, just have to be patient. I have stripped quite a few models with simple green. Just leave it in there till u see the paint wrinkle than hit it with an old toothbrush.

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Re: paint stripping question
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 01:59:50 PM »
Thanks a ton! Though i just realized, if i do get tau, i will have gotten the only two hoofed armies in the game...
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Re: paint stripping question
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 03:07:15 PM »
Ya Simple Green Works Wonders when I was repainting my Space Marines a while back I bought the undilluted Simple Green from Home depot and let it sit in a Sealed Tupperware container for  about 24-48 hours and just scrubbed it off with an old Toothbrush. I didnt get the Primer off some of them but that might be just because of the primer I used.
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Re: paint stripping question
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 07:10:47 PM »
ya i got a land raider with globbed on paint and stripped it down with simple green and a tooth brush.
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Re: paint stripping question
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011, 11:35:43 AM »
I was pensive about Simple Green as well until I tried it last week.  I had got some second hand Space Marines and a Dreadnought which were painted rather poorly, and after 2 nights in the Simple Green, the paint came off very easily.  Sometimes if the toothbrush doesn't work, using a small file with a pointed tip could help as well.
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Re: paint stripping question
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 03:13:38 PM »
i use pure acetone and it works great
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Re: paint stripping question
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2011, 07:58:17 PM »
i use pure acetone and it works great

This is only good for metal models, so heed his advice carefully. Acetone acts as a solvent for plastics if you wanted to know why. Anyways, like everyone says in here, Simple Green is one of the more effective choices for plastic models.

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Re: paint stripping question
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 10:46:02 AM »
This is only good for metal models, so heed his advice carefully. Acetone acts as a solvent for plastics if you wanted to know why. Anyways, like everyone says in here, Simple Green is one of the more effective choices for plastic models.

huh ya know now that you say it i dont think i have ever tried to strip a plastic model... between my old warmachine and battletech it never game up
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