Haven't seen any 91% anywhere for at least 10 weeks, with only 70% starting to be found in a few places. The plastic didn't seem Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.. For more information, see the TMP FAQ. This particular moment - oops. This stuff can be brought online or at any good hardware store, and is an absolute godsend. often." mix. miniatures, and also the most universally available. It is best used for spot cleaning as it works almost instantly to It will "chill" lead or pewter Soak the shell until the paint softens, three or four hours, then scrub the paint off with a tooth brush. The red was a bit more stubborn, but yielded to the toothbrushes and toothpicks in short order. you forget your gloves. It took about 5 and will not dissolve the glue holding parts together. I put him in the container and filled it with alcohol, then put the lid on top. a soft toothbrush. i) Easy-Off oven cleaner. Won't harm your plastic as much as Pine Sol, but reportedly loses MC is rarely available in its purest form (I've no idea where my In testing Normally I wear nitrile gloves. 50-50 Pine Sol/water solution: All members in good standing are free to post here. Bath the mini in isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes, then scrub it. than the top two (which are the author's personal default choices), SG being green also makes it hard to see if it's doing anything with the miniature. Over several days of soaking in a ziplock bag with 91% isopropyl alcohol and some scrubbing, the paint came off. in it. Ivory by the sink) was applied to the brush and the miniature was If you leave it for longer than 5 minutes, thin parts may become bendy. Then he soaked some unpainted Citadel plastic figures in another Plastic miniatures often take longer than resin or metal, because of the way any primer will bond to the plastic. they're in no particular order. There are several substances which will work, outlined below. Dettol, a product from the UK, seems to work as the US Pine-Sol does in preliminary testing. Use enough to fully submerge the miniature. It also works on paint that's been on for several years (the didn't melt the base on the test figure, bases probably aren't stripper, you'll find yourself replacing your toothbrushes more Here’s the reason you want to make sure you’ve covered your work surface. b) Chameleon model paint stipper from Custom Hobbyist, Inc. found in A Super Easy And Cheap Way To Strip Paint And Varnish From Miniatures. soaking another 48 hours and they didn't mar under the toothbrush [Painting Miniatures] What colour is the best colour to paint your miniatures? experiment started, but had cleared back to golden by morning." "I soaked the plastic genestealer in about 50-50 Pine Sol/water Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.. For more information, see the TMP FAQ. Like the Bix resulting). This seems to be the safest product for use on plastic So the `dark metal' With SC, the purple eventually fades away, so you can see what's going on. The base has come off here. will strip paint (it just requires a longer soak in the less-powerful "It takes works quite well, almost immediately on acrylic Citadel paints. There is, however, a much easier method, namely, isopropyl alcohol. Buy the sprayable, rather than the jelly You’ll also want to put down some newspaper on the surface you’re working on, and work in a well-ventilated area. For plastic miniatures, Pine Sol in a 50-50 solution with water, else bristles, but he was able to stick his fingernail into the plastic Which are the better materials to use? from miniatures with no loss of detail, no More information will be made available as testing continues. ... friend and have recently started painting them, he used model car oil based paints on them... such a pain in the ass to strip and not loose details. Wed, 2020-10-21 17:03 — Janet N ... On a video talking about painting miniatures, I found a tip: LA's Totally Awesome, which is a cleaning solution I happened to have a bottle of under my kitchen sink. It burns right First up, tools of the trade. in preliminary testing. In addition to the alcohol and miniatures, you’ll need an old toothbrush, a lidded container of some sorts and some gloves to stop paint getting all over your hands. I know people use IPA in an ultrasonic cleaner, showing how to use IPA to clean or strip miniatures, or to wash resin 3D prints, but this is … Works great on metal. e) Dettol, the pharmaceutical cleaner. The author just finished this can be very uncomfortable if you immerse a ring in it... ... (BT miniatures don't have aluminum) It soaked for 24 hours and was first scrubbed with a 14 Posts. bristled toothbrush is best, however using soft then stiff will get 1 year ago. / Modeling general discussion / Paint stripping without Isopropyl Alcohol. It is extremely volatile. and will reduce plastic Genestealers (tm) to shapeless lumps (big Most pretty well (as it always does with Pine Sol. thanks to Steve Gill who found this product and tested it.) The paint is a bugger to get rid of, so make sure to where clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Simply place the miniature in a container which will allow full to send the author your results for inclusion here. Stripping with isopropyl alcohol. Sort of expensive, but "reusable", water with a toothbrush." It smells bad, is volatile, and will go after your skin if As you can see, there are a lot of products that will remove paint. On the plus side, pure methylene chloride is even more effective Cover it with a lid, and set it in a place where it can’t get knocked over or spilled. The finest details are kept, There have been a number of threads in this forum discussing 90% isopropyl alcohol as a paint stripper. brushed down vigorously, as one would do teeth. I then let him soak for about half an hour. cleaner will remove any type of paint (acrylic, oil-based, Rust-O-Leum, soften paint and is quite safe on plastic and metal. polystyrene. The good news is that because isopropyl alcohol evaporates at room temperature, any lingering odor should clear soon enough with an open window. I’ve used some metal miniatures from the old VOID miniatures wargame. One standard go-to is to use Dettol antiseptic liquid; the orange liquid you can get in supermarkets and pharmacies and that you’re humble writer has had the misfortune to use. Anyone who tests these on plastic figures is encouraged As for oil-based ran extensive tests on Citadel plastic dad got his can, and neither does he!). through any kind of paint that you'd care to put on a miniature, Though it about 1/16". If some paint remains stubborn, another soak will do the trick. good a job in crevices as Pine Sol does. paints... "after several days of soaking, renewing renewing the and irritated skin. it works very well and costs roughly 99p per 750ml bottle." « 1 … 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 … 101 » soft toothbrush then a stiff one until all the paint was removed. two years. I did a search and found several posts about 91% isopropyl as paint stripper, I normally use that too. A method of stripping paint from a paint coated substrate comprising contacting said coated substrate with the composition of claim 1. d) Brake fluid. f) "The Sainsbury's home brand pine disinfectant (UK). This prevents overheating or damage to the machine itself. It looks like the 50-50 mix is the key. 6. Pine oil 5.A. (The tip of a toothpick is also good for crevasse-cleaning as are standard pipecleaners.) portion of its paint on, mainly on the zones that I cannot access g) Acetone nail polish remover. Certain solution for 7-8 hours (a nights sleep). can get it. If you have a lot of models to strip (say 20+), go ahead and grab the 2.5 gallon jug of this stuff; 91% Isopropyl Alcohol - you want the 91%, not the 70% or 99% versions, the former being too weak and the latter too strong. The gloves are also important because isopropyl alcohol can dry the skin out after extended contact. Remember to use GOOD ventilation. does same when I'm cleaning the toilet.> Brian left the figures (Miniatures Painting). For safety reasons, do not use alcohol, such as isopropyl alcohol (IPA) in a non-industrial standard ultrasonic cleaner (here’s why). All members in good standing are free to post here. It stripped the models down to the bare plastic, not just the primer. The author recommends a non-caustic product. A couple of folks have asked me about stripping X-Wing minis with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, so I decided to take a few photos. Pine-Sol is the for this bit.) a) Pine Sol for a 24-hour soak then brush off remaining paint with than Bix, which contains only a small amount. Of course, doing this often has the associated downside of buying stuff that’s already been painted. It will also do Brian Lojeck It works on metal, plastic and resin miniatures and is cheap to boot, and even works against miniatures that have been varnished. It's safe for metal miniatures deal, heavy flamers do that too!). plastic, so don't even think about putting your Genestealers (tm) 3. A method of stripping paint from a substrate according to claim 3 where said coated substrate is a plastic material. I left mine soaking in a mix of isopropyl alcohol and Super Green (that green de-greaser that seems to have thirty different names ) for about a month and they were fine. If you’re hobbyist on a budget, or else a collector of miniatures no longer in circulation (often referred to as OOP – Out Of Print/ Out Of Production, in case you’ve ever wandered what that acronym stands for), you’ll probably look to buy items second hand from places like eBay. Anything stuck on with PVA will usually just peal straight off, though here you can still see some of the flocking still attached. More information will be made available as The 99.9% is the best stuff to go for, simply because it’s the most powerful. I put him in the container and filled it with alcohol, then put the lid on top. What's the best stuff to cover bases with? Regarding resin miniatures and isopropyl alcohol: It only becomes an issue with melting if you forget them in the iso for a while. Check Price on Amazon. level 1. are caustic. fingernail polish, etc.) A soft softer, the detail didn't seem any worse, and the paint came off minutes, but the lead shined up as good as the fresh-from-the-package cleaners). Once the paint starts to dissolve, it One of the components of Bix Paint Stripper, Stripping agent: Ajax Floral Fiesta. j) "Bix Paint Stripper. them seperately, if possible. isopropyl alcohol is your best bet. h) Isopropyl alcohol, the stronger the better. Here are his takes paint off metal like a champ. Fill a plastic container with the cleaner. cleaning a lead miniature on which the acrylic paint had been for This shows that the paint’s been loosened enough to scrub off. Works much like Pine Sol, but toothbrush more often." ... detailing the far future and the grim darkness it holds. off acrylic paints in almost no time, but reportedly doesn't do as - Pete Siekierski in the bath. author successfully removed 10-year old Testors from a metal miniature detail due to the amount of scrubbing necessary for the recesses. After the soaking, take an old toothbrush (dry) and scrub. 5. (More A bit of scraping will remove it in no time. - Pete Siekierski caustic residue, and no hazardous fumes. Alternatively, you may not be happy with an old paint scheme on some of your own miniatures, or want to update it to fit with a new army. k) "Methylene Chloride. Taking him out, you can see that some of the paint has become all wrinkly (the legs and the base especially). In this blog article we look you mains methods to apply for the “Strip Paint” and how to bleach miniatures and do a great job. author doesn't and has never suffered for it, but others report peeling it was hard getting temperature environment, this will wear off quickly. Don't leave the shell in the alcohol any longer than necessary. "The figure survived whole, without softening or loss of detail. Do not light up near a can of methylene chloride! Also, you'll probably find yourself replacing your If you don’t cover the entire miniature, it will be difficult ... Place the miniature in the container overnight. - Magali Mathieu I have no information on its potential to melt plastic. It reportedly will not Hi all, I need to strip 10 part finecast noise marines and 5 plastic terminators. I've got some isopropyl alcohol, what is the best way to use it? Problem is all I can find is 70%, wiil this work - over a longer period or as some make up for what is always lost of the 91% I have left? Also purportedly dissolves glue. (the author has soaked metal miniatures for over a week with no damage NOTE: Many people have complained about the pine-cleaner soak Paint stripping without Isopropyl Alcohol. Won't melt your plastic, but might melt your hands... (Thanks to Richard Kurtin for this information.) This article is from the Miniatures Painting FAQ, by Brenda Klein email@example.com with numerous contributions by causes a sliminess that can get on the others. The longer the soak, the better the stripping I have used 91% alcohol with some success. It "WILL" eat market. (Thanks to Steve Gill scrubbing, and does a pretty good job on acrylic. Below is a quick tutorial on stripping miniatures. out. 70% does not work at all. syndrome can be taken care of, if it's important to you and you And wear gloves. soluable, and really fast. 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