Tool set of bristle brushes for stripping (you can find a cheap set in the paint department of Home Depot)- one plastic, one copper, one stainless steel. I've tried oven cleaner on Enamel and it doesn't work. 16 replies. Place the model in a suitable container that will allow you to submerge the model in the liquid. Acrylic Paint Removal. Purple cleaners are probably the most cost-effective, known-safe way to remove paint from plastic models. If Acrylic paint dries on or in your airbrush, use one of the cleaners to remove the dried paint. The paint will soften and you can wipe off with a paper towel. Boil it in a mixture of water with a few scoops of Tide in it. Gather the ingredients and equipment that you will need for the process. To strip paint off of plastic miniatures, you will need to: Fill a plastic container with the cleaner. Rub it over the painted area until you notice the paint starting... 3. I'm looking for a substance in which I can leave the parts submerged overnight. Brake fluid can serve as an acceptable alternative to paint stripper for removing paint from small metal or plastic objects. I'll give Mr M another go. By I foolishly used gloss black Plastikote as a base for Allclad Chrome, didn't go well. Oven cleaner might be cheaper. Scrub Off Old Paint. November 17, 2014 in Paint. If you want to remove all of the paint then use the nail polish remover and cotton swabs to remove model paint from the crevices and small areas. Generally about 15 minutes to 30 minutes for … Dried Paint Solvents Model Master Dried Paint Solvent 50495 1-3/4 oz. I also read the review of the new Revell paint stripper, but haven't been able to find anywhere that sells it yet. I read in this month's SAMI that Revell's new paint remover will do the job very effectively without damaging the plastic. xvtonker, There used to be a product called "model strip" Good just stuff but very expensive. I prefer those with no leak lids that seal in moisture.Kitchen Gloves (if you don't want to get dirty). I don't know if it can be done! What I did was wash it well if washing up liquid and the. Soak them as needed. Pick at the Model. If there are still some paint left in the plastic item, proceed to method number two. It very slightly attacks surface which makes a very good key for future paint. Simply replace the Simply Green with a like product. I has not harmed the plastic parts of the EFE models - … Boiling water and detergent. 2. I used it on an old Airfix Boeing 737 painted with Xtracolor enamel over Halfords white primer. For oven cleaner, spray the model and seal it in a plastic container to keep the fumes inside, the help dissolve the paint. Testors Model Master High Gloss Clear Gloss 1/2 oz Hobby and Model Enamel Paint #2780. I fill a Sterilite Container (You can use RubberMaid,Tupperware,Gladware, etc..) (Mine's about the size of a shoebox) that has a lid about 1/2 full with CSC, then I just place the parts in it and let them soak. Apply the remover and leave it on the affected area until the paint starts to wrinkle. I suspect this will be good, but not got around to testing it on plastic. At this point in your project, I would wash the model with warm water and … Alternatives to Simple Green exist, such as L.A. Also I looks like it's faded at the extremities loosing pigmentation, if you scrape a fingernail over the plastic and it leaves a mark and is slightly gumy it's worring. Not sure if this the most effective method, but it certainly sounds the most fun! It's all learning and that never stops on Britmodeller I swear I learn something everyday on here. Only down side is that it is rather expensive. How to Strip Paint From Plastic Miniatures. Soak the model in a tub, and it takes it back to plastic. I used enamel paints (Testors) to paint a couple of model kits. Simple Green. You can use household chemicals such as Castrol SuperClean, BleachWhite, Simple Green or even Easy Off oven cleaner. I have not tried it … You'll want to work in a well-ventilated area. I will be getting some to try it. If the model you want to strip is made of metal, there’s one very cheap, simple way to remove paint from it. But most Enamel Paints are a little to thick to be used with … Thinning Enamel Paint: With a List of Thinners That Work. Heat distilled white vinegar on high in the microwave for about 60 seconds. I used brake fluid (old type) on some old kits painted with enamel paints, left overnight in the garage and a quick scrub with hot soapy water. I've found that soaking in Simple Green is good for removing paint from metal models, but unfortunately, in my experience, the same doesn't quite hold true for resin. ah well its a learning curve. I messed up on painting a model car and I don't want to use paint thinner and if I sanded it off it would ruin the plastic... for a styrene model the best thing to use is car brake fluid, but to be safe always wear safety glasses or a shield as some people are more sensitive to chemicals,it is safer than paint stripper and will not hurt the plastic, use q-tips to get in the small cracks and just rinse off in water also google (model hints and tips ). I always use Mr muscle oven cleaner that got off 4 thick coats of 20 plus year old Humbrol enamel. I want to repaint them. 1. Normally I let them soak overnight, but depending on the type of paint and how long the paint has had to cure, sometimes it … A- Hello, Won't craze the plastic like thinner can and gets the paint off. This part can take a while. Totally Awesome (which is cheaper). Modelling in general, aircrafts in particular. 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