Stripping Figures


General questions & discussion involving all things painting, modeling & photography. 

Moderator: Moderators

Posts: 48

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:49 pm

Post Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:27 pm

Stripping Figures

For years I have always used paint stripper on metal figures and break fluid on plastics. Both are very messy, gloopy and a pain to clean up afterwards! Anyone got any other techniques they use and that go down the plug hole a little easier!!? I've heard some people mention they just use white spirit, anyone tried this with any success? I cant see it being that effective......

Look forward to any sugestions,

Tom
User avatar

Posts: 48

Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:46 pm

Location: Hitchin, Herts, UK

Post Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:19 pm

Re: Stripping Figures

I did a quick tutorial over on the Forum of Doom some years ago about using Dettol. It even has Oldhammer figures in it.

I'm sure the FoD could use the traffic should you want to check it out here

Posts: 48

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:49 pm

Post Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:18 am

Re: Stripping Figures

Cheers matey that is a very good guide, I'll give it a try and let you know the results. From your photos you seem to have got the same finish I can achieve with paint stripper but with much less corrosive nastiness! Great stuff,

Tom
User avatar

Posts: 578

Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:45 am

Post Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:14 am

Re: Stripping Figures

I use Model Backup It is expensive but it is very quick and effective and can be reused many times.

Posts: 51

Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:20 pm

Post Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:48 pm

Re: Stripping Figures

Pure acetone for metals, works brilliantly, not messy but a bit smelly.I've got some cheapo paint stripper for plastics but it's messy as hell.

Posts: 929

Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:06 pm

Post Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:34 pm

Re: Stripping Figures

i use dettol for both. works a treat.

Posts: 46

Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:28 am

Location: Hampshire

Post Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:41 pm

Re: Stripping Figures

Another dettol user here. Sometimes grotty paints/ recessed detail can take a second/ third dunk to come up shiny.

Posts: 17

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:03 pm

Post Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:14 am

Re: Stripping Figures

I use dettol but my usual opponent just can't get on with it. He always rinses with water before using fairy liquid and turns the half dissolved paint into a sticky mess. Always scrub with detergent before water gets anywhere near. I know some people use isopropyl alcohol for stripping but that stuff is not good for the lungs.
User avatar

Posts: 314

Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:00 pm

Location: Scotland

Post Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:13 pm

Re: Stripping Figures

I*m a dettol user for bulk stuff but have had some success with ACETONE FREE nail polish remover for single figures. The ACETONE FREE stuff works very quickly 15 to 20 minutes and is very effective on metal and plastic BUT, note the emphasis, normal nail varnish remover with acetone will melt plastics almost instantly.
Image

Posts: 48

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:49 pm

Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:59 pm

Re: Stripping Figures

Thanks everybody! I can confirm my first success with Dettol and will continue to use it from now on. I got as clean a result as I would with paint stripper but without the third degree burns which suits me fine.....

Cheers,

Tom
Next

Return to Painting & Modeling

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software.