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Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 3:20 p.m. PST

A few days ago I posted about some soft plastic figures I had primed with Rustoleum 2X that did not cure for some reason. The general consensus was to strip them and start over again. Usually I have used Simple Green for this task in that past and had been disappointed with its performance. I did a bit of research online and noted a number of people suggesting LA's Totally Awesome Cleaner for stripping. Last night I put the two figures in the undiluted cleaner and soaked almost 24hrs. Just now I went to scrub them, expecting to have a tough job in front of me. I could not have been more wrong. The cleaner literally dissolved the primer. I quick pass with the toothbrush to loosen the debris, was all that was needed. The figures are completely clean, undamaged, and ready to start over again. Next I am going to try some micro armor in this stuff. I got the cleaner from Amazon, it may be available elsewhere.

PaulRPetri25 Sep 2021 4:07 p.m. PST

I have had good luck with it myself. I get mine at the Dollar Tree for you guessed it. A dollar! You cannot beat the price and it's usefulness.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 4:49 p.m. PST


Thanks for the "review." I've been using Simple Green but found that it doesn't quite get all the paint softened enough to scrub it out of cracks and crevices. I will be having to strip some 28mm metal figures soon and will give it a try. Hopefully I can find some at one of my local Dollar Tree stores.


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 5:31 p.m. PST

I just put a metal figure in it to see how it works on that. I'll find out tomorrow.

Stryderg25 Sep 2021 6:09 p.m. PST

We use it to clean the grease off a BBQ smoker (or Bar-B-Que, or Barbecue). Works really well for that, too.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 11:28 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tip. I'll be looking for it at my local Dollar Tree.

dapeters27 Sep 2021 1:24 p.m. PST

Dollar Tree has it

John Leahy27 Sep 2021 4:13 p.m. PST

Yeah, I'm a convert too. Simple green is pretty poor compared to it. Purple Power is the other good stripper per the test run at Goobertown hobbies on Youtube. He used 7 or so different liquids in a test to see how effective they were.

Good info there.



Zephyr129 Sep 2021 9:21 p.m. PST

fyi If you go looking for it, it is in a tall-ish bottle (filled with yellowish liquid), NOT in a spray bottle (I had to look closely to find it, there were so many different products. ;-) I picked up some to try & dissolve that good ol' Testors model glue, worth a try for a dollar… ;-)

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