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Korvessa30 Mar 2021 9:13 a.m. PST

Acting on a suggestion from another post, I decided to go with Purple Power.
Now do I use it as is (concentrated) or dilute it?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2021 9:54 a.m. PST

Although I've never used Purple Power, I have used Simple Green and do not dilute it. I would suggest not diluting PP.


Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2021 10:37 a.m. PST

Do not dilute it. Just put it in a glass jar or even a plastic food holder and seal it, it will only take about 24 hours to really strip the paint, use a tooth brush to brush the model or figure and the paint will come right off.

John Leahy30 Mar 2021 11:30 a.m. PST

Depending on the paint a week is good, especially if enamel paint is used.



Korvessa30 Mar 2021 1:27 p.m. PST

strictly acrylics

Colonel Bogey30 Mar 2021 3:29 p.m. PST

Same goes for Dettol. Don't dilute – seal for a week and finish with a toothbrush.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2021 6:11 p.m. PST

It is not strictly for acrylics, I sucessfully stripped ship models painted with testors enamel. I did soak those for a week though.

Korvessa30 Mar 2021 9:31 p.m. PST

I only meant the figures I intend to strip were painted with acrylics. I personally don't use enamels.

Dagwood31 Mar 2021 8:30 a.m. PST

So what's the UK equivalent of Simple Green and/or Purple Power ? Or is it Dettol ?

Korvessa02 Apr 2021 3:57 p.m. PST

That Purple stuff worked pretty well

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