Re: [Epic] Paint removal in Oz

From: Kelvin <kx.henderson_at_...>
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 10:40:40 +1000 (EST)

>Heya, could any of my fellow countrymen suggest a better method of
>removing paint than methylated spirits? Keep in mind I need to do both
>plastics (3 old warlord titans!) and metal (4 warhounds).
>Any help muchly appreciated 8)

I have no idea what Pine-sol is here in Oz, so I've never used it.

And please bear with me here Chris as I work in a Biochemistry Lab and so
break the Health and Safety rules every time I have minis I want to strip.

Metals: Acetone. I have used none better. Nail polish remover is good,
but the 100% commercial Lab Reagent is best. I have been told that Oven
Cleaner and Brake Fluid work great too. But don't leave any plastic at all
on the mini as these will all eventually eat the plastics away as well as
any superglue or epoxy resins.

Plastics: Isopropanol. Soak for a few days and the paint just peels off as
long as it is acrylic. Again 100% Lab Reagent is best, but "Isocol" rubbing
alcohol has about 60% isopropanol in it, so its not too bad either. Also I
have been told that Oven Cleaner is good here too, but don't leave it on too

One thing I have never heard anyone mention about stripping models is the
fact that there are commercial paint strippers out there. I have never
tried them, but perhaps someone has. As they are designed to strip paint
they may be quite good, at least on metals.

And paint stripping is extremely hazardous to your skin and often your lungs
too. Wear SOME form of protection on your hand and use in a well ventilated
area or have breathing apparatus on hand. After working in a Biochem lab
you find out exactly how nasty this stuff is to the body!


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