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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

Kevin,

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.

Jim

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.

Thanks

John

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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