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How to remove acryl-paint?

Posted by sansovino on 15 Jan 2019, 13:54

hi,

some time ago, I had painted some tin-soldiers with acryl-colours quite bad for my taste. I am searching now to methods how I can remove the acryl-colour to repaint the figures.

I have read that alcohol would been the best. So I tried methylated spirits, but the results after 24 hours weren´t persuading. I have visited also a specialised shop for painter-materials, where I have received the information, that´s no good solvent exists, which I can´t believe.

Does anybody know a good cleaner?
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Posted by Dad's Army on 15 Jan 2019, 14:29

Never tried myself, but look here:

Paint Stripping with Bleach
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Posted by Kekso on 15 Jan 2019, 20:42

Acetone free nail polish remover (works fine for me)
Spray oven cleaner (never tried but I've heard it works)
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Posted by MABO on 16 Jan 2019, 09:00

I just repainted old figures. There was no need to remove the colour. I just paint over the first layer. Have you tried this as well?
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 16 Jan 2019, 11:56

Jan has a point: removing paint is so time consuming that painting on old layers is a smart solution. That for me is true for plastic figures particularly: I am always afraid that removers (they are usually solvents) can melt plastic a bit.
With metal figures, I used to dunk them in household degreaser for at least 24h and then remove paint with a toothbrush.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 16 Jan 2019, 15:28

Or keep the poorly painted figure as a "before" picture, then get a new example of the same figure and paint it up using the mad skillz you learned on Bennos Figure Forum!
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Posted by Susofrick on 16 Jan 2019, 15:38

I've repainted both plastics and metals without removing any paint. Worked nice for me.
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Posted by sansovino on 16 Jan 2019, 22:10

Thanks a lot for all your advices, which I have proved during the last days:

1) Eventually bleech functions, but it seems only in combination with an ultrasonic, which I don´t have. Only bleech isn´t enough - after 32 hours nearly nothing happened with my figures.

2) Somebody wrote in an other entry of this forum, that Greenstuff works. Any yes, it works very well, but to remove the Greenstuff is later a very hard work...

3) so the best solution seems to be Acetone with a brush...

And I have already tried to repaint the figures, but the darker under-colour was always too strong. And the details were disappearing with 2 or 3 new layers of colours. So I have to clean them now with Acetone - and I am deeply impressed how resistent Acyrl-colours are ...
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Posted by Kekso on 27 Jan 2019, 14:50

Best solution: Don't paint figures... then you won't have anything to remove :xd: :xd: :xd:
It works for me so often ;-)
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Posted by Paul on 27 Jan 2019, 15:29

sansovino wrote:Does anybody know a good cleaner?

I did but she went and got a job for someone else.
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