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The opposite of painting

Postby Mac » 22 Nov 2014, 15:01

I need to remove enamel based primer from WF plastic figures. Simple Green does not work. Any assistance would be appreciated muchly
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Re: The opposite of painting

Postby Tripod » 23 Nov 2014, 04:56

Mac
In Australia we have an antiseptic called detol. It is a brownish colour and will remove paint without damaging the plastic. In the past people recommended brake fluid but I think the chemical composition has changed in recent years.
Good luck.
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Re: The opposite of painting

Postby Dr Mathias » 23 Nov 2014, 19:17

A lot of people are using a product called Dawn Power Dissolver- it's a dish cleaning product. I used it on some figures that wouldn't respond to Simple Green, hardcore paint stripper, or Acetone.

Apparently it is available in some grocery stores, but I couldn't find it and had to order a bottle :x
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Re: The opposite of painting

Postby wilkie » 24 Nov 2014, 09:19

What dissolves enamel also tends to destroy plastic. You might want to just paint over the primer and hope for the best. Or, perhaps, murder your little men one at a time until you come across the least worst method.
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Re: The opposite of painting

Postby Mac » 25 Nov 2014, 17:18

I will try the Dawn, thanks.
Says it is available at the local Walmart. . .
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Re: The opposite of painting

Postby mrinku » 26 Nov 2014, 17:39

I agree with wilkie. If it's just primer and hasn't obscured too much detail, just paint on.
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Re: The opposite of painting

Postby Dr Mathias » 28 Nov 2014, 23:30

Mac wrote:I will try the Dawn, thanks.
Says it is available at the local Walmart. . .


Just be sure to test it first, like wilkie says some solvents can attack plastic.
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Re: The opposite of painting

Postby Mac » 29 Nov 2014, 13:49

I cannot paint on. The primer is covering far too much detail, it must go!
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