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Korvessa22 Mar 2021 1:27 p.m. PST

without damaging miniature?
Specifically Perry plastics…

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2021 1:28 p.m. PST

Sonic jewelry clean will do the job

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2021 1:48 p.m. PST

Use purple power available by the gallon at walmart.


Soak for 24 hours and use a toothbrush to remove paint. Comes off easily.

khanscom22 Mar 2021 2:06 p.m. PST

I've had good results with brake fluid-- works on styrene. Disposal might create some issues, though.

Zephyr122 Mar 2021 2:24 p.m. PST

If the paint is gloss enamel, soak for a day in a mix of half rubbing alcohol & half vinegar. Might work on acrylics, too (though I haven't tried it out on those though…)

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2021 3:44 p.m. PST

Simple Green
Goo Gone
Goof Off

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2021 9:29 p.m. PST

Purple Power usually works, cheap and safe with no disposal problems.

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DyeHard23 Mar 2021 8:36 a.m. PST

I to have have good luck with Simple Green, you can soak for as long as you like. I think the Purple Power is very similar, perhaps at bit more aggressive. And Pine Sol is my last line with plastic, It does soften the plastic a bit, but 48 hours of airing out seams to return the plastics to normal.

Given up for good23 Mar 2021 5:26 p.m. PST

If you do not mind the smell then up to 24 hours or so in Detol can work.

A gentle rub with a soft toothbrush can help.

Note, this may strip glue and green stuff from the joints so make sure you have glue / filler handy.

Green Tiger26 Mar 2021 7:27 a.m. PST

Is Simple Green available in the UK? I have had it recommended before but I'm blowed if I can find it!

DyeHard26 Mar 2021 11:34 a.m. PST

Here is a site:

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