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Stripping enamel paint from miniatures.

Posted by Harry Faversham on 20 Nov 2019, 14:29

What's the best stuff to use to strip a figure back to bare metal please...
last time I did one it was Nitromose!
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Posted by Erik-Jan on 20 Nov 2019, 14:45

I used ovencleaner once.
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Posted by Kekso on 21 Nov 2019, 09:31

Erik-Jan wrote:I used ovencleaner once.


I don't use enamels but my friend does. He always use oven cleaner and it works for him.
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Posted by Susofrick on 21 Nov 2019, 10:23

Ovencleaner? Have some old Prince August figures painted when I was 8-9 years old (that would be five or six years ago, right Peter?) that I could try on some day.
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Posted by Kekso on 25 Nov 2019, 19:36

Susofrick wrote:Ovencleaner? Have some old Prince August figures painted when I was 8-9 years old


I hope you've cleaned your oven more recently than that :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 27 Nov 2019, 17:45

Dettol...just let them soak...removes most paint off metal.
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Posted by mickey mouse on 27 Nov 2019, 19:29

I use paintstripper from AK interactive. it works perfect for me.
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Posted by Michael Robert on 27 Nov 2019, 20:37

Hello
Most enamels are acrylic based solvent paints, exactly the same as fingernail varnishes. All fingernail varnish removers will work very well with the additional advantage of being relatively gentle on your health and also to your figures.
I know that because right now I work in the paints section of a company producing that stuff
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