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Warspite102 Sep 2023 3:19 p.m. PST

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Get your Wilko anti-tank tetrahedrons before the Wilko stores close down. These tetrahedrons will work with Bolt Action or Warhammer.
If you are stripping old figures, Lidl has a cheap ultrasonic bath in the middle of Lidl..

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If things go according to plan I should be at the Peterborough wargames show tomorrow – Sunday September 3.


Warspite104 Sep 2023 6:52 a.m. PST

As a matter of interest does anyone else have experience of using an ultrasonic bath for cleaning old paint from figures?

One version that I have heard is to first dip figures in substances as diverse at Dettol or Jeyes Fluid, perhaps with an interim bath of a paint thinner or paint stripper. Be aware that some strippers are lethal on plastics!

Then (as I understand it) wash the figures in copious clean running water before transferring them to the clean water of an ultrasonic bath and follow instructions for that. Allegedly the last flaky paint will come off due to the ultrasonic vibrations but an old electric toothbrush can also help.

Anyone else with ideas or experience?

As ever, try any of this on just ONE figure first and don't spoil a whole batch with a huge mistake.


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