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Question about stripping

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Teheloqtec, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Teheloqtec
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    Teheloqtec Active Member

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    As suggestive as the title might be, my predicament is actually paint related. After reading about the excellent cost/quality ratio of Rust-Oleum's spray primer I decided to use it on a batch of Blightlord Terminators. What I did not take into consideration was the fact that I live in a very humid and hot environment, and ended up with a very spotty finish. Being Nurgle figures, I thought I could actually use that to my advantage, but some fine details (like the texture of the respirator pipes, those things are thinner than a human hair!) got obscured, so I went ahead and submerged them in DOT3 brake fluid after a friend suggested it as the ultimate paint stripping solution when it comes down to plastic miniatures. The thing is they have been submerged for 2 days and after trying to scrub them with a toothbrush almost no paint came off aside from a few flakes here and there.

    Do you guys know how long it's safe to soak the figures for in order to completely remove the paint?
     
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    No idea about the brake fluid, you'd need to check with whoever advised you use it. Different products will have different effects on the material in different amounts of time.
     
  3. The Red Devil
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    The Red Devil Defender of Hexoatl Staff Member

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    With the brake fluid make certain you do not get it on your skin.

    Never heard of anyone using that to strip models, not to mention it sounds like an expensive solution.

    The key with stripping paint is that the solution depends on the paint type used, i.e. enamel or acrylic based

    Take a look at this youtube video:


    In addition, airbrush cleaner work wonders just put some on a paper and wipe/brush.

    Note. Took a look at the name you mention, and from what I can see it is automotive basecoat spray?
    If so, I think you might not be able to strip the paint off the miniatures depending as mentioned earlier what the spray contains, and how it react on the plastic.
     
  4. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    I use Cutex none acetone for stripping plastic models, might be worth a try?
     
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  5. Teheloqtec
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    Thanks for the tips guys, I'll give ethanol and cutex none acetone a try. Hope to give you good news soon.
     
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    If you still have the spray can, take a look if it has a list of the active ingredients, or look for the technical paper on that spray from the provider. If you know the active ingredient, it is easier to look for a solvent that is able to remove the paint.
     
  7. Teheloqtec
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    That's a great idea, I'll look into it right away, thanks @The Red Devil!
     
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    I think the real problem is that Lizardmen don't really wear clothes to begin with ...
     
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    How has this become a thing?! :confused: ;)


    I'm the Star Wars, Meme and anti-AoS guy. :D
     
  11. HeirofCarnage
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    We all know you have the "skills";)

    Don't be shy!:smuggrin:
     
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    Actually @NIGHTBRINGER please be shy, my mind is not prepared! :p
     
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    hahaha... not to worry. :bag:


    Talk about a thread derailment... and I'm not the one at fault!
     
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    It is too your fault! I wouldn't have said anything if you weren't so damn sexy! :hungry:
    So it is your fault!!!:joyful:

    Nothing says sexy like that mucus coated top hat that is part of your outfit. Or that slimy bow tie that wraps around your fat green neck!:hungry:
    Pour me a cup of that tea please!!!!!
     
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    I stand corrected. It is indeed my fault! :smuggrin:

     
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    LOL, you guys are awesome!:D:D:D:D

    Quick update: brake fluid actually worked wonders, not a trace of primer after scrubbing the miniatures and no trace of damage or corrosion to the plastic. Still will consider using something different for the next time something needs stripping, preferably something more environmentally-friendly.

    I don't know how @NIGHTBRINGER's stripping might affect the biosphere, but it canĀ“t be good for your eyes. :p
     
  19. Ieatbluecrayons
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    Dettol Antiseptic from the Walmart Pharmacy

    EDIT: I've been a supporter of brake fluid for quite a few years, agreed about it being nasty to dispose of. Kept dill pickle jars of it for years.
     
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    Stay in school stripping is cold in winter
     
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