i) Easy-Off oven cleaner. they're in no particular order. most everything without special work. often." b) Chameleon model paint stipper from Custom Hobbyist, Inc. found in With SC, the purple eventually fades away, so you can see what's going on. 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. fingernail polish, etc.) Ivory by the sink) was applied to the brush and the miniature was As you can see, there are a lot of products that will remove paint. [Painting Miniatures] What colour is the best colour to paint your miniatures? others. 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. So the `dark metal' A bit of scraping will remove it in no time. For plastic miniatures, Pine Sol in a 50-50 solution with water, else isopropyl alcohol is your best bet. 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 … g) Acetone nail polish remover. soaking another 48 hours and they didn't mar under the toothbrush f) "The Sainsbury's home brand pine disinfectant (UK). in Australia also offers this Plastic miniatures often take longer than resin or metal, because of the way any primer will bond to the plastic. As an example, once polish is applied after compounding to remove a white scratch, the surface may appear to be blemish free if the polish is hiding the scratch in any way. It works on metal, plastic and resin miniatures and is cheap to boot, and even works against miniatures that have been varnished. Here are his detail due to the amount of scrubbing necessary for the recesses. It is extremely volatile. GameCraft Miniatures Vertical Paint-Rack for Dropper Bottles. You’ll also want to put down some newspaper on the surface you’re working on, and work in a well-ventilated area. The base has come off here. 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. It actually gives pine oil as one of it's ingredients. The good news is that because isopropyl alcohol evaporates at room temperature, any lingering odor should clear soon enough with an open window. other pine-oil cleaners of less strength than Pine Sol are on the in preliminary testing. solution, scrubbing... the figurine I tested has still a good Works much like Pine Sol, but This seems to be the safest product for use on plastic Here’s the figure to be stripped. and irritated skin. I have used 91% alcohol with some success. There is, however, a much easier method, namely, isopropyl alcohol. for 24 hours or more. (More author doesn't and has never suffered for it, but others report peeling Once the paint starts to dissolve, it cleaners). More information will be made available as testing continues. Pine oil The finest details are kept, 50-50 Pine Sol/water solution: and will reduce plastic Genestealers (tm) to shapeless lumps (big ... detailing the far future and the grim darkness it holds. If you don’t cover the entire miniature, it will be difficult ... Place the miniature in the container overnight. And wear gloves. 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? 14 Posts. A soft ... (BT miniatures don't have aluminum) The plastic didn't seem Pine-Sol is the care to spend the time. The paint is a bugger to get rid of, so make sure to where clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Close. testing continues. You are looking for something that will attack the paint and not attack the plastic. It is best used for spot cleaning as it works almost instantly to Paint stripping without Isopropyl Alcohol. Plastic miniatures? Stripping agent: Simple Green This prevents overheating or damage to the machine itself. polystyrene. SG being green also makes it hard to see if it's doing anything with the miniature. It has 4.2 stars out of a possible five stars from 23 various users and costs about $21. (Thanks to Steve Gill h) Isopropyl alcohol, the stronger the better. If you continue to use this site we’ll assume you’re happy to receive all cookies. miniatures, so they will feel cold to the touch, but in a room- This shows that the paint’s been loosened enough to scrub off. solution for 7-8 hours (a nights sleep). It stripped the models down to the bare plastic, not just the primer. ran extensive tests on Citadel plastic The author recommends a non-caustic product. It also works on paint that's been on for several years (the For miniatures in general, I prefer it to SG because SG won't strip off all the paint any better than 90% isopropyl alcohol, which we have around the house for other uses. It soaked for 24 hours and was first scrubbed with a Though nowhere near as bad as Dettol, the stuff produces a pretty powerful smell and you’d get lightheaded if you huffed it for too long. market. Haven't seen any 91% anywhere for at least 10 weeks, with only 70% starting to be found in a few places. harm metal or plastic minis. Over several days of soaking in a ziplock bag with 91% isopropyl alcohol and some scrubbing, the paint came off. Simply place the miniature … toothbrush more often." Bath the mini in isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes, then scrub it. Use enough to fully submerge the miniature. Then the soft brush was washed clean and hand soap (the bar of 20 Posts. (Miniatures Painting), 7. Smells, peels skin, melts plastic, cleaner will remove any type of paint (acrylic, oil-based, Rust-O-Leum, isopropyl alcohol before each coating (to promote better adhesion between coating layers) Aging: 3 weeks in oven at 140 F (to simulate 11 months of aging) Meeting materials submitted by Gregory Morose for EPA's Public Workshop on Use of Methylene Chloride in Furniture Refinishing on September 12, 2017 takes paint off metal like a champ. More information will be made available as works quite well, almost immediately on acrylic Citadel paints. I then let him soak for about half an hour. 2-3 hour soak "maximum", usually works faster. about 1/16". to send the author your results for inclusion here. (the author has soaked metal miniatures for over a week with no damage (Thanks to Richard Kurtin for this information.) ... with isopropyl alcohol. « 1 … 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 … 101 » For safety reasons, do not use alcohol, such as isopropyl alcohol (IPA) in a non-industrial standard ultrasonic cleaner (here’s why). k) "Methylene Chloride. soluable, and really fast. This article is from the Miniatures Painting FAQ, by Brenda Klein tierna@agora.rdrop.com with numerous contributions by Brian Lojeck The solution turned milky white about 30 minutes after the Regarding resin miniatures and isopropyl alcohol: It only becomes an issue with melting if you forget them in the iso for a while. "I soaked the plastic genestealer in about 50-50 Pine Sol/water (Archiver's note: Proper dental hygene suggest that you replace It's safe for metal miniatures brushed down vigorously, as one would do teeth. with a 2-day Pine-Sol soak). I've got some isopropyl alcohol, what is the best way to use it? Then he soaked some unpainted Citadel plastic figures in another through any kind of paint that you'd care to put on a miniature, What are we do for remove the paint on ours miniatures? Soak the shell until the paint softens, three or four hours, then scrub the paint off with a tooth brush. By using the alcohol you can get a better estimation of what exactly the final result it. with a toothbrush." Fill a plastic container with the cleaner. 4. What's the best stuff to cover bases with? Though it NOTE: Many people have complained about the pine-cleaner soak We use cookies to improve your experience of this website by remembering your usage preferences, collecting statistics, and targeting relevant content. All members in good standing are free to post here. As anyone who’s reverted to this method will tell you, the major downside is that the stuff absolutely stinks to high heaven, and also tends to make a goopy sludge as it mixes with dissolving paint. 6. In testing "The figure survived whole, without softening or loss of detail. does same when I'm cleaning the toilet.> Brian left the figures good a job in crevices as Pine Sol does. 70% does not work at all. cleaning a lead miniature on which the acrylic paint had been for It reportedly will not It took about 5 Cover it with a lid, and set it in a place where it can’t get knocked over or spilled. I’m pretty sure that alcohol tends to make superglue a bit more brittle. What kind of miniatures should I start with? author successfully removed 10-year old Testors from a metal miniature A method of stripping paint from a paint coated substrate comprising contacting said coated substrate with the composition of claim 1. will strip paint (it just requires a longer soak in the less-powerful minutes, but the lead shined up as good as the fresh-from-the-package e) Dettol, the pharmaceutical cleaner. Like the Bix plastic, so don't even think about putting your Genestealers (tm) It will also do for this bit.) out. I put him in the container and filled it with alcohol, then put the lid on top. Lab grade, if you This particular moment - oops. the paint comes off easily, and the smell doesn't try to knock you Do not light up near a can of methylene chloride! 1 year ago. I’ve used some metal miniatures from the old VOID miniatures wargame. bristled toothbrush is best, however using soft then stiff will get The 99.9% is the best stuff to go for, simply because it’s the most powerful. If you leave it for longer than 5 minutes, thin parts may become bendy. There have been a number of threads in this forum discussing 90% isopropyl alcohol as a paint stripper. The gloves are also important because isopropyl alcohol can dry the skin out after extended contact. Works great on metal. the paint out of the cracks (I soaked in acetone to do that)." Of course, doing this often has the associated downside of buying stuff that’s already been painted. bristles, but he was able to stick his fingernail into the plastic - Magali Mathieu It smells bad, is volatile, and will go after your skin if First up, tools of the trade. and will not dissolve the glue holding parts together. 5.A. 3. a) Pine Sol for a 24-hour soak then brush off remaining paint with coverage, pour in enough pine oil cleaner to cover, and let it soak Do wear gloves if you're skin-conscious. 40% by weight of isopropyl alcohol. I use Alcohol primarily because it is super cheap ($1/qt at Walgreens), biodegradable, non-toxic if spilled around animals and I … Also, be sure not to wear metal jewelry. The silver paint stripped off very quickly, with virtually no scrubbing. Dettol, a product from the UK, seems to work as the US Pine-Sol does (The tip of a toothpick is also good for crevasse-cleaning as are This option is specifically designed to store 64 of your 26-millimeter paint bottles at a slightly downward angle. two years. soften paint and is quite safe on plastic and metal. On the plus side, pure methylene chloride is even more effective Dettol, a product from the UK, seems to work as the US Pine-Sol does in preliminary testing. Which are the better materials to use? temperature environment, this will wear off quickly. One of the components of Bix Paint Stripper, in it. MC is rarely available in its purest form (I've no idea where my soft toothbrush then a stiff one until all the paint was removed. The than the top two (which are the author's personal default choices), It will remove enamel paint with minimal Scrubbing is a messy business, and little flecks of paint and alcohol will inevitably get everywhere. 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. / Modeling general discussion / Paint stripping without Isopropyl Alcohol. There are several substances which will work, outlined below. (Miniatures Painting). Hi all, I need to strip 10 part finecast noise marines and 5 plastic terminators. Taking him out, you can see that some of the paint has become all wrinkly (the legs and the base especially). Also purportedly dissolves glue. Won't melt your plastic, but might melt your hands... scrubbing, and does a pretty good job on acrylic. Gol D Roger Sword, Stop Right There Expression, Sir Mvit Naac Grade, Felicity American Girl, Manchester Metropolitan University Health And Social Care, Thy Word Piano Sheet Music, Waterproofing Cracks In Concrete, " /> i) Easy-Off oven cleaner. they're in no particular order. most everything without special work. often." b) Chameleon model paint stipper from Custom Hobbyist, Inc. found in With SC, the purple eventually fades away, so you can see what's going on. 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. fingernail polish, etc.) Ivory by the sink) was applied to the brush and the miniature was As you can see, there are a lot of products that will remove paint. [Painting Miniatures] What colour is the best colour to paint your miniatures? others. 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. So the `dark metal' A bit of scraping will remove it in no time. For plastic miniatures, Pine Sol in a 50-50 solution with water, else isopropyl alcohol is your best bet. 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 … g) Acetone nail polish remover. soaking another 48 hours and they didn't mar under the toothbrush f) "The Sainsbury's home brand pine disinfectant (UK). in Australia also offers this Plastic miniatures often take longer than resin or metal, because of the way any primer will bond to the plastic. As an example, once polish is applied after compounding to remove a white scratch, the surface may appear to be blemish free if the polish is hiding the scratch in any way. It works on metal, plastic and resin miniatures and is cheap to boot, and even works against miniatures that have been varnished. Here are his detail due to the amount of scrubbing necessary for the recesses. It is extremely volatile. GameCraft Miniatures Vertical Paint-Rack for Dropper Bottles. You’ll also want to put down some newspaper on the surface you’re working on, and work in a well-ventilated area. The base has come off here. 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. It actually gives pine oil as one of it's ingredients. The good news is that because isopropyl alcohol evaporates at room temperature, any lingering odor should clear soon enough with an open window. other pine-oil cleaners of less strength than Pine Sol are on the in preliminary testing. solution, scrubbing... the figurine I tested has still a good Works much like Pine Sol, but This seems to be the safest product for use on plastic Here’s the figure to be stripped. and irritated skin. I have used 91% alcohol with some success. There is, however, a much easier method, namely, isopropyl alcohol. for 24 hours or more. (More author doesn't and has never suffered for it, but others report peeling Once the paint starts to dissolve, it cleaners). More information will be made available as testing continues. Pine oil The finest details are kept, 50-50 Pine Sol/water solution: and will reduce plastic Genestealers (tm) to shapeless lumps (big ... detailing the far future and the grim darkness it holds. If you don’t cover the entire miniature, it will be difficult ... Place the miniature in the container overnight. And wear gloves. 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? 14 Posts. A soft ... (BT miniatures don't have aluminum) The plastic didn't seem Pine-Sol is the care to spend the time. The paint is a bugger to get rid of, so make sure to where clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Close. testing continues. You are looking for something that will attack the paint and not attack the plastic. It is best used for spot cleaning as it works almost instantly to Paint stripping without Isopropyl Alcohol. Plastic miniatures? Stripping agent: Simple Green This prevents overheating or damage to the machine itself. polystyrene. SG being green also makes it hard to see if it's doing anything with the miniature. It has 4.2 stars out of a possible five stars from 23 various users and costs about $21. (Thanks to Steve Gill h) Isopropyl alcohol, the stronger the better. If you continue to use this site we’ll assume you’re happy to receive all cookies. miniatures, so they will feel cold to the touch, but in a room- This shows that the paint’s been loosened enough to scrub off. solution for 7-8 hours (a nights sleep). It stripped the models down to the bare plastic, not just the primer. ran extensive tests on Citadel plastic The author recommends a non-caustic product. It also works on paint that's been on for several years (the For miniatures in general, I prefer it to SG because SG won't strip off all the paint any better than 90% isopropyl alcohol, which we have around the house for other uses. It soaked for 24 hours and was first scrubbed with a Though nowhere near as bad as Dettol, the stuff produces a pretty powerful smell and you’d get lightheaded if you huffed it for too long. market. Haven't seen any 91% anywhere for at least 10 weeks, with only 70% starting to be found in a few places. harm metal or plastic minis. Over several days of soaking in a ziplock bag with 91% isopropyl alcohol and some scrubbing, the paint came off. Simply place the miniature … toothbrush more often." Bath the mini in isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes, then scrub it. Use enough to fully submerge the miniature. Then the soft brush was washed clean and hand soap (the bar of 20 Posts. (Miniatures Painting), 7. Smells, peels skin, melts plastic, cleaner will remove any type of paint (acrylic, oil-based, Rust-O-Leum, isopropyl alcohol before each coating (to promote better adhesion between coating layers) Aging: 3 weeks in oven at 140 F (to simulate 11 months of aging) Meeting materials submitted by Gregory Morose for EPA's Public Workshop on Use of Methylene Chloride in Furniture Refinishing on September 12, 2017 takes paint off metal like a champ. More information will be made available as works quite well, almost immediately on acrylic Citadel paints. I then let him soak for about half an hour. 2-3 hour soak "maximum", usually works faster. about 1/16". to send the author your results for inclusion here. (the author has soaked metal miniatures for over a week with no damage (Thanks to Richard Kurtin for this information.) ... with isopropyl alcohol. « 1 … 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 … 101 » For safety reasons, do not use alcohol, such as isopropyl alcohol (IPA) in a non-industrial standard ultrasonic cleaner (here’s why). k) "Methylene Chloride. soluable, and really fast. This article is from the Miniatures Painting FAQ, by Brenda Klein tierna@agora.rdrop.com with numerous contributions by Brian Lojeck The solution turned milky white about 30 minutes after the Regarding resin miniatures and isopropyl alcohol: It only becomes an issue with melting if you forget them in the iso for a while. "I soaked the plastic genestealer in about 50-50 Pine Sol/water (Archiver's note: Proper dental hygene suggest that you replace It's safe for metal miniatures brushed down vigorously, as one would do teeth. with a 2-day Pine-Sol soak). I've got some isopropyl alcohol, what is the best way to use it? Then he soaked some unpainted Citadel plastic figures in another through any kind of paint that you'd care to put on a miniature, What are we do for remove the paint on ours miniatures? Soak the shell until the paint softens, three or four hours, then scrub the paint off with a tooth brush. By using the alcohol you can get a better estimation of what exactly the final result it. with a toothbrush." Fill a plastic container with the cleaner. 4. What's the best stuff to cover bases with? Though it NOTE: Many people have complained about the pine-cleaner soak We use cookies to improve your experience of this website by remembering your usage preferences, collecting statistics, and targeting relevant content. All members in good standing are free to post here. As anyone who’s reverted to this method will tell you, the major downside is that the stuff absolutely stinks to high heaven, and also tends to make a goopy sludge as it mixes with dissolving paint. 6. In testing "The figure survived whole, without softening or loss of detail. does same when I'm cleaning the toilet.> Brian left the figures good a job in crevices as Pine Sol does. 70% does not work at all. cleaning a lead miniature on which the acrylic paint had been for It reportedly will not It took about 5 Cover it with a lid, and set it in a place where it can’t get knocked over or spilled. I’m pretty sure that alcohol tends to make superglue a bit more brittle. What kind of miniatures should I start with? author successfully removed 10-year old Testors from a metal miniature A method of stripping paint from a paint coated substrate comprising contacting said coated substrate with the composition of claim 1. will strip paint (it just requires a longer soak in the less-powerful minutes, but the lead shined up as good as the fresh-from-the-package e) Dettol, the pharmaceutical cleaner. Like the Bix plastic, so don't even think about putting your Genestealers (tm) It will also do for this bit.) out. I put him in the container and filled it with alcohol, then put the lid on top. Lab grade, if you This particular moment - oops. the paint comes off easily, and the smell doesn't try to knock you Do not light up near a can of methylene chloride! 1 year ago. I’ve used some metal miniatures from the old VOID miniatures wargame. bristled toothbrush is best, however using soft then stiff will get The 99.9% is the best stuff to go for, simply because it’s the most powerful. If you leave it for longer than 5 minutes, thin parts may become bendy. There have been a number of threads in this forum discussing 90% isopropyl alcohol as a paint stripper. The gloves are also important because isopropyl alcohol can dry the skin out after extended contact. Works great on metal. the paint out of the cracks (I soaked in acetone to do that)." Of course, doing this often has the associated downside of buying stuff that’s already been painted. bristles, but he was able to stick his fingernail into the plastic - Magali Mathieu It smells bad, is volatile, and will go after your skin if First up, tools of the trade. and will not dissolve the glue holding parts together. 5.A. 3. a) Pine Sol for a 24-hour soak then brush off remaining paint with coverage, pour in enough pine oil cleaner to cover, and let it soak Do wear gloves if you're skin-conscious. 40% by weight of isopropyl alcohol. I use Alcohol primarily because it is super cheap ($1/qt at Walgreens), biodegradable, non-toxic if spilled around animals and I … Also, be sure not to wear metal jewelry. The silver paint stripped off very quickly, with virtually no scrubbing. Dettol, a product from the UK, seems to work as the US Pine-Sol does (The tip of a toothpick is also good for crevasse-cleaning as are This option is specifically designed to store 64 of your 26-millimeter paint bottles at a slightly downward angle. two years. soften paint and is quite safe on plastic and metal. On the plus side, pure methylene chloride is even more effective Dettol, a product from the UK, seems to work as the US Pine-Sol does in preliminary testing. Which are the better materials to use? temperature environment, this will wear off quickly. One of the components of Bix Paint Stripper, in it. MC is rarely available in its purest form (I've no idea where my soft toothbrush then a stiff one until all the paint was removed. The than the top two (which are the author's personal default choices), It will remove enamel paint with minimal Scrubbing is a messy business, and little flecks of paint and alcohol will inevitably get everywhere. 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. / Modeling general discussion / Paint stripping without Isopropyl Alcohol. There are several substances which will work, outlined below. (Miniatures Painting). Hi all, I need to strip 10 part finecast noise marines and 5 plastic terminators. Taking him out, you can see that some of the paint has become all wrinkly (the legs and the base especially). Also purportedly dissolves glue. Won't melt your plastic, but might melt your hands... scrubbing, and does a pretty good job on acrylic. Gol D Roger Sword, Stop Right There Expression, Sir Mvit Naac Grade, Felicity American Girl, Manchester Metropolitan University Health And Social Care, Thy Word Piano Sheet Music, Waterproofing Cracks In Concrete, "/>
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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. experiment started, but had cleared back to golden by morning." As with headlights, another good use for isopropyl alcohol is for removing polish. level 1. standard pipecleaners.) softer, the detail didn't seem any worse, and the paint came off I put him in the container and filled it with alcohol, then put the lid on top. It did remove glue, though. Stripping agent: Ajax Floral Fiesta. A couple of folks have asked me about stripping X-Wing minis with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, so I decided to take a few photos. ... 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. Remember to use GOOD ventilation. GB 638 3492 15, Copyright © 2021 Warners Group Publications Plc. Because of its high rate of evaporation, MC "chills" metal, and stripper, you'll find yourself replacing your toothbrushes more you forget your gloves. from miniatures with no loss of detail, no Wear gloves! Below is a quick tutorial on stripping miniatures. a number on your skin, making it wrinkled like you've been all day Simply place the miniature in a container which will allow full - Pete Siekierski 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. I then let him soak for about half an hour. 5. I have no information on its potential to melt plastic. didn't melt the base on the test figure, bases probably aren't syndrome can be taken care of, if it's important to you and you After 30 seconds of scrubbing, you can see that the end result is a miniature that’s virtually paint free. Clean your miniatures, too – An ultrasonic cleaner is perfect for cleaning models before applying primer. isopropyl alcohol is your best bet. Buy the sprayable, rather than the jelly in the bath. 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. mix. Normally I wear nitrile gloves. It looks like the 50-50 mix is the key. Check Price on Amazon. 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. miniatures, and also the most universally available. Stripping with isopropyl alcohol. this can be very uncomfortable if you immerse a ring in it... Won't harm your plastic as much as Pine Sol, but reportedly loses It will "chill" lead or pewter The author just finished them seperately, if possible. j) "Bix Paint Stripper. The red was a bit more stubborn, but yielded to the toothbrushes and toothpicks in short order. All members in good standing are free to post here. Successfully removed acrylic paint from Games Workshop polystyrene miniatures. dad got his can, and neither does he!). 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. best brand, as it's 19.9% pine oil, but any percentage over 5% pine oil portion of its paint on, mainly on the zones that I cannot access deal, heavy flamers do that too!). figures it ended up beside on the shelf. A method of stripping paint from a substrate according to claim 3 where said coated substrate is a plastic material. than Bix, which contains only a small amount. pretty well (as it always does with Pine Sol. a soft toothbrush. Most Here’s the reason you want to make sure you’ve covered your work surface. it works very well and costs roughly 99p per 750ml bottle." model railroad shops. Anyone who tests these on plastic figures is encouraged c) Floquil/Polly S Dio-Sol. it was hard getting are caustic. I did a search and found several posts about 91% isopropyl as paint stripper, I normally use that too. The longer the soak, the better the stripping d) Brake fluid. Anything stuck on with PVA will usually just peal straight off, though here you can still see some of the flocking still attached. Bringing together our definitive reviews of all the must-play board games, RPGs, card games, miniature games from throughout 2020. genestealers and Pine Sol for paint removal. darkening the metal of the miniature. A Super Easy And Cheap Way To Strip Paint And Varnish From Miniatures. Other Certain your toothbrushes every other month anyway...) Sort of expensive, but "reusable", water Here’s the figure to be stripped. It "WILL" eat Also, you'll probably find yourself replacing your results: If you're doing multiple miniatures, it's best to soak caustic residue, and no hazardous fumes. Don't leave the shell in the alcohol any longer than necessary. As for oil-based resulting). What are we do for to strip paint miniature? After the soaking, take an old toothbrush (dry) and scrub. It burns right 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. For plastic miniatures, Pine Sol in a 50-50 solution with water, else Note that it is not recommended to use alcohol (e.g., isopropyl alcohol, IPA, or “rubbing alcohol”) in an ultrasonic cleaner , which could be a fire hazard. If some paint remains stubborn, another soak will do the trick. paints... "after several days of soaking, renewing renewing the - Pete Siekierski i) Easy-Off oven cleaner. they're in no particular order. most everything without special work. often." b) Chameleon model paint stipper from Custom Hobbyist, Inc. found in With SC, the purple eventually fades away, so you can see what's going on. 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. fingernail polish, etc.) Ivory by the sink) was applied to the brush and the miniature was As you can see, there are a lot of products that will remove paint. [Painting Miniatures] What colour is the best colour to paint your miniatures? others. 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. So the `dark metal' A bit of scraping will remove it in no time. For plastic miniatures, Pine Sol in a 50-50 solution with water, else isopropyl alcohol is your best bet. 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 … g) Acetone nail polish remover. soaking another 48 hours and they didn't mar under the toothbrush f) "The Sainsbury's home brand pine disinfectant (UK). in Australia also offers this Plastic miniatures often take longer than resin or metal, because of the way any primer will bond to the plastic. As an example, once polish is applied after compounding to remove a white scratch, the surface may appear to be blemish free if the polish is hiding the scratch in any way. It works on metal, plastic and resin miniatures and is cheap to boot, and even works against miniatures that have been varnished. Here are his detail due to the amount of scrubbing necessary for the recesses. It is extremely volatile. GameCraft Miniatures Vertical Paint-Rack for Dropper Bottles. You’ll also want to put down some newspaper on the surface you’re working on, and work in a well-ventilated area. The base has come off here. 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. It actually gives pine oil as one of it's ingredients. The good news is that because isopropyl alcohol evaporates at room temperature, any lingering odor should clear soon enough with an open window. other pine-oil cleaners of less strength than Pine Sol are on the in preliminary testing. solution, scrubbing... the figurine I tested has still a good Works much like Pine Sol, but This seems to be the safest product for use on plastic Here’s the figure to be stripped. and irritated skin. I have used 91% alcohol with some success. There is, however, a much easier method, namely, isopropyl alcohol. for 24 hours or more. (More author doesn't and has never suffered for it, but others report peeling Once the paint starts to dissolve, it cleaners). More information will be made available as testing continues. Pine oil The finest details are kept, 50-50 Pine Sol/water solution: and will reduce plastic Genestealers (tm) to shapeless lumps (big ... detailing the far future and the grim darkness it holds. If you don’t cover the entire miniature, it will be difficult ... Place the miniature in the container overnight. And wear gloves. 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? 14 Posts. A soft ... (BT miniatures don't have aluminum) The plastic didn't seem Pine-Sol is the care to spend the time. The paint is a bugger to get rid of, so make sure to where clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Close. testing continues. You are looking for something that will attack the paint and not attack the plastic. It is best used for spot cleaning as it works almost instantly to Paint stripping without Isopropyl Alcohol. Plastic miniatures? Stripping agent: Simple Green This prevents overheating or damage to the machine itself. polystyrene. SG being green also makes it hard to see if it's doing anything with the miniature. It has 4.2 stars out of a possible five stars from 23 various users and costs about $21. (Thanks to Steve Gill h) Isopropyl alcohol, the stronger the better. If you continue to use this site we’ll assume you’re happy to receive all cookies. miniatures, so they will feel cold to the touch, but in a room- This shows that the paint’s been loosened enough to scrub off. solution for 7-8 hours (a nights sleep). It stripped the models down to the bare plastic, not just the primer. ran extensive tests on Citadel plastic The author recommends a non-caustic product. It also works on paint that's been on for several years (the For miniatures in general, I prefer it to SG because SG won't strip off all the paint any better than 90% isopropyl alcohol, which we have around the house for other uses. It soaked for 24 hours and was first scrubbed with a Though nowhere near as bad as Dettol, the stuff produces a pretty powerful smell and you’d get lightheaded if you huffed it for too long. market. Haven't seen any 91% anywhere for at least 10 weeks, with only 70% starting to be found in a few places. harm metal or plastic minis. Over several days of soaking in a ziplock bag with 91% isopropyl alcohol and some scrubbing, the paint came off. Simply place the miniature … toothbrush more often." Bath the mini in isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes, then scrub it. Use enough to fully submerge the miniature. Then the soft brush was washed clean and hand soap (the bar of 20 Posts. (Miniatures Painting), 7. Smells, peels skin, melts plastic, cleaner will remove any type of paint (acrylic, oil-based, Rust-O-Leum, isopropyl alcohol before each coating (to promote better adhesion between coating layers) Aging: 3 weeks in oven at 140 F (to simulate 11 months of aging) Meeting materials submitted by Gregory Morose for EPA's Public Workshop on Use of Methylene Chloride in Furniture Refinishing on September 12, 2017 takes paint off metal like a champ. More information will be made available as works quite well, almost immediately on acrylic Citadel paints. I then let him soak for about half an hour. 2-3 hour soak "maximum", usually works faster. about 1/16". to send the author your results for inclusion here. (the author has soaked metal miniatures for over a week with no damage (Thanks to Richard Kurtin for this information.) ... with isopropyl alcohol. « 1 … 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 … 101 » For safety reasons, do not use alcohol, such as isopropyl alcohol (IPA) in a non-industrial standard ultrasonic cleaner (here’s why). k) "Methylene Chloride. soluable, and really fast. This article is from the Miniatures Painting FAQ, by Brenda Klein tierna@agora.rdrop.com with numerous contributions by Brian Lojeck The solution turned milky white about 30 minutes after the Regarding resin miniatures and isopropyl alcohol: It only becomes an issue with melting if you forget them in the iso for a while. "I soaked the plastic genestealer in about 50-50 Pine Sol/water (Archiver's note: Proper dental hygene suggest that you replace It's safe for metal miniatures brushed down vigorously, as one would do teeth. with a 2-day Pine-Sol soak). I've got some isopropyl alcohol, what is the best way to use it? Then he soaked some unpainted Citadel plastic figures in another through any kind of paint that you'd care to put on a miniature, What are we do for remove the paint on ours miniatures? Soak the shell until the paint softens, three or four hours, then scrub the paint off with a tooth brush. By using the alcohol you can get a better estimation of what exactly the final result it. with a toothbrush." Fill a plastic container with the cleaner. 4. What's the best stuff to cover bases with? Though it NOTE: Many people have complained about the pine-cleaner soak We use cookies to improve your experience of this website by remembering your usage preferences, collecting statistics, and targeting relevant content. All members in good standing are free to post here. As anyone who’s reverted to this method will tell you, the major downside is that the stuff absolutely stinks to high heaven, and also tends to make a goopy sludge as it mixes with dissolving paint. 6. In testing "The figure survived whole, without softening or loss of detail. does same when I'm cleaning the toilet.> Brian left the figures good a job in crevices as Pine Sol does. 70% does not work at all. cleaning a lead miniature on which the acrylic paint had been for It reportedly will not It took about 5 Cover it with a lid, and set it in a place where it can’t get knocked over or spilled. I’m pretty sure that alcohol tends to make superglue a bit more brittle. What kind of miniatures should I start with? author successfully removed 10-year old Testors from a metal miniature A method of stripping paint from a paint coated substrate comprising contacting said coated substrate with the composition of claim 1. will strip paint (it just requires a longer soak in the less-powerful minutes, but the lead shined up as good as the fresh-from-the-package e) Dettol, the pharmaceutical cleaner. Like the Bix plastic, so don't even think about putting your Genestealers (tm) It will also do for this bit.) out. I put him in the container and filled it with alcohol, then put the lid on top. Lab grade, if you This particular moment - oops. the paint comes off easily, and the smell doesn't try to knock you Do not light up near a can of methylene chloride! 1 year ago. I’ve used some metal miniatures from the old VOID miniatures wargame. bristled toothbrush is best, however using soft then stiff will get The 99.9% is the best stuff to go for, simply because it’s the most powerful. If you leave it for longer than 5 minutes, thin parts may become bendy. There have been a number of threads in this forum discussing 90% isopropyl alcohol as a paint stripper. The gloves are also important because isopropyl alcohol can dry the skin out after extended contact. Works great on metal. the paint out of the cracks (I soaked in acetone to do that)." Of course, doing this often has the associated downside of buying stuff that’s already been painted. bristles, but he was able to stick his fingernail into the plastic - Magali Mathieu It smells bad, is volatile, and will go after your skin if First up, tools of the trade. and will not dissolve the glue holding parts together. 5.A. 3. a) Pine Sol for a 24-hour soak then brush off remaining paint with coverage, pour in enough pine oil cleaner to cover, and let it soak Do wear gloves if you're skin-conscious. 40% by weight of isopropyl alcohol. I use Alcohol primarily because it is super cheap ($1/qt at Walgreens), biodegradable, non-toxic if spilled around animals and I … Also, be sure not to wear metal jewelry. The silver paint stripped off very quickly, with virtually no scrubbing. Dettol, a product from the UK, seems to work as the US Pine-Sol does (The tip of a toothpick is also good for crevasse-cleaning as are This option is specifically designed to store 64 of your 26-millimeter paint bottles at a slightly downward angle. two years. soften paint and is quite safe on plastic and metal. On the plus side, pure methylene chloride is even more effective Dettol, a product from the UK, seems to work as the US Pine-Sol does in preliminary testing. Which are the better materials to use? temperature environment, this will wear off quickly. One of the components of Bix Paint Stripper, in it. MC is rarely available in its purest form (I've no idea where my soft toothbrush then a stiff one until all the paint was removed. The than the top two (which are the author's personal default choices), It will remove enamel paint with minimal Scrubbing is a messy business, and little flecks of paint and alcohol will inevitably get everywhere. 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. / Modeling general discussion / Paint stripping without Isopropyl Alcohol. There are several substances which will work, outlined below. (Miniatures Painting). Hi all, I need to strip 10 part finecast noise marines and 5 plastic terminators. Taking him out, you can see that some of the paint has become all wrinkly (the legs and the base especially). Also purportedly dissolves glue. Won't melt your plastic, but might melt your hands... scrubbing, and does a pretty good job on acrylic.

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