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Sevastopol29 Jun 2018 6:25 p.m. PST

Saw a posting on a blog where the author used Simple Green to clean plastic figures. Has anyone tried this product?


Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 7:34 p.m. PST

Yes, as well as Purple Power, a cheap competitor that is purple instead of green

However, I recently read Simple Green changed their formula and removed a key ingredient, so I am sticking with Purple Power for now.

Schogun30 Jun 2018 5:09 a.m. PST

@jhancock is correct. Simple Green has twice changed its formula making it less effective in degreasing. Purple Power is the way to go.

Winston Smith30 Jun 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

It's just like super glue isn't what it used to be either.

Lonkka1Actual30 Jun 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

Ain't vinegar great for removing the release agent from plastic miniatures?

bobspruster30 Jun 2018 5:37 p.m. PST

I recently tried simple green, purple power and some stuff from the dollar tree store called LA's Totally Awesome cleaner and degreaser. The dollar store stuff beat the other two no problem.

acough2001 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 7:23 p.m. PST

Try blue automobile windshield washer fluid. You can usually get it around here (New England) for less than $2 USD a gallon. I let the figures soak overnight in a plastic bowl, then scrub them down with an old battery powered electric toothbrush. After that, just paint away!

Sgt Slag06 Jul 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

Dish soaps (Dawn, Palmolive, Gain, Ajax, Sun, etc.) are fantastic de-greasers, and oil removers. They are not, "mild detergents". Run your mini's through dish soap and water, scrub with a toothbrush, rinse, dry, and then paint. If you need to strip paint off, then use something more powerful, by all means. Cheers!

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