Federation Commander Forum Index Federation Commander
A NEW fast paced board game of starship combat!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Too lazy to search the info: stripping paint
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Miniatures
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Starfury
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 03 Nov 2006
Posts: 296

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject: Too lazy to search the info: stripping paint Reply with quote

Hi, I have some old mini's that I need to strip the paint off of. I've used Jasco paint stripper in the past.

1. It eats the paint off almost immediately
2. Even with rubber gloves it causes my skin to tingle/burn

I need to find something that's a bit less toxic to soak the paint off. I'm sure at least one person here can help. I think simple green was mentioned in the past but can't remember.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
Scoutdad
Commodore


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 4470
Location: Middle Tennessee

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom: I use Easy OFF! brand oven cleaner. I have an old stainless steel bowl I found at a yard sale, drop in the mini, shoot it with Easy OFF andwalk away for an hour or two... of course, due to the fumes - this should be done outside.

It's cheap, easy (off), and readily available.
_________________


Scoutdad's minis photos here!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
djdood
Fleet Captain


Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Posts: 2927
Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, given enough time undiluted Simple Green will strip most paint. It works best on acrylic and recent paint. It often isn't enough against enamel that's had a few years to cure.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
wedge_hammersteel
Commander


Joined: 27 Sep 2008
Posts: 581
Location: Lafayette, LA

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about acetone for metal minis? I seem to recall a past post about that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Scoutdad
Commodore


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 4470
Location: Middle Tennessee

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about acetone - but I've used methyl-ethyl ketone to strip paint from metal minis in the past; although, again - I now use plain old, lemon scented Easy OFF! even for metal minis.

It's strong enough to remove the paint, but even if I get busy and leave a styrene [that's plastic... Wink ] Federation Heavy Cruiser in for 24+ hours - it's still a whole mini when I remove it...

not that I've ever done that... Rolling Eyes
_________________


Scoutdad's minis photos here!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Sgt_G
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 286
Location: Offutt AFB, Nebraska

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously, one would not use these techniques on the PLASTIC minis!
_________________
Garth L. Getgen
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Starfury
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 03 Nov 2006
Posts: 296

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some easy off in the garage I use to clean the BBQ. I'll use that on the few I need to strip.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
OGOPTIMUS
Captain


Joined: 10 Nov 2006
Posts: 981

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple green works just fine on plastics (I've left things in for weeks before), but I would advise no more than 4 or 5 days at the most.

JASCO will eat plastic for lunch.
_________________
O.G. OPTIMUS


NEW Page | OLD Page
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Starfury
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 03 Nov 2006
Posts: 296

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the stuff I need to strip are lead (Kryomek and a few FC ships) so I'll give the easy off a shot. I don't have any plastic ships so having them melt won't be an issue.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
Paul B
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 27 Dec 2006
Posts: 189

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use PineSol cleaner. Soak it in there for like 24 hours and then use a toothbrush and water or whatever to get the paint off.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Scoutdad
Commodore


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 4470
Location: Middle Tennessee

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt_G wrote:
Obviously, one would not use these techniques on the PLASTIC minis!

Actually, Garth - I do use Easy OFF on the plastic minis. Never had a problem before...
_________________


Scoutdad's minis photos here!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Sneaky Scot
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 385
Location: Thornbury, Gloucestershire

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do UK-based painting gurus suggest for stripping miniatures? I don't think I've ever seen Easy OFF in our shops.

Also, what works well on coated miniatures? Any suggestions greatfully received.
_________________
Nothing is quite as persuasive as a disruptor pistol on slow burn and a rotisserie......
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
malleman
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 12 Jan 2008
Posts: 308
Location: Lafayette, LA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use dot 3 break fluid to strip the paint off my minis(plastic and metal).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mjwest
Commodore


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 3496
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starfury wrote:
I have some easy off in the garage I use to clean the BBQ.

Wait, wait, wait ...

You actually clean your BBQ!? Really?

I just turn it up to full blast and close the lid for a few minutes, and char the remains. Next time a little wire brushing to knock off any remaining chars, and I'm good to go!
_________________

Federation Commander Answer Guy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Scoutdad
Commodore


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 4470
Location: Middle Tennessee

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like your style, Mike... that sounds like the way I clean my grill.
_________________


Scoutdad's minis photos here!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Miniatures All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group