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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 12:49 p.m. PST

I bought a big bag o' WizKids clicky figures at an auction. I went through and pulled the ones I wanted, then noticed a pair of fairies, and asked if my fairy friendly wife would like them. Answer: Yes, if I'd repaint them. OK. So, is there a way to strip the Chinese paint off these bendy plastic figures? Or do I just paint over the existing paint job?
Also, my wife isn't too fond of the wrap around skirts that are open all the way to the waist, and would probably like that fixed. Will green stuff work for adding to the skirt?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 12:49 p.m. PST


Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 12:52 p.m. PST

Sorry about the bug strike, Tango!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 12:57 p.m. PST

No problem my friend… I quit….


NOLA Chris Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 3:02 p.m. PST

you can try soaking in Simple Green,
I've used it to help with some plastic GW figs, but they are a harder plastic,
I'd recommend doing one as a test…

I usually leave them in for 4-7 days, in a covered/sealed container

I've also just painted over the factory pain on many figs (DnD, Paizo, etc) with pretty good results

Good luck, and let us know how it works out!


Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 11:04 p.m. PST

Start with Simple Green as NOLA Chris suggested because it's non-toxic and cheap.

If that does not work, try automobile break fluid.

If that does not work, try Goof Off.

Wear gloves and eye protection with the second two and read the labels.

Test one expendable model first to see what happens.
Sometimes the model will have the paint removed but the plastic will get really bendy. My experience has been that the bendy will go away in a day or so.

Wash the figures afterwards in plain soap and warm water no matter what technique you use. Your mileage may vary.

Good luck.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2020 7:23 a.m. PST

This is what I have used. Soak 24 hours and use a toothbrush to clean up.


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2020 11:39 a.m. PST

then please let us know what you did and what the results were!

dapeters21 Jan 2020 8:13 a.m. PST

This guy does this all the time

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