Stripping acrylics off: Simple Green worked OK for me
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Stripping acrylics off: Simple Green worked OK for me

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Hello there,

No comments necessary on this one.
Just for the record, in case other newbies like me decide to strip off acrylics off their action figures...

I used Simple green concentrate, diluted 1:1 with tap water. The figure (Psylocke, Marvel Legends) had a couple light coat each of Dragon White and Ghoul flesh, then Dragon Black in some places and Bloode Red in others. (All Testors ModelMaster Fantasy series Acrylics)

I put the figure in a plastic container (disposable Gladware plastic ones) and let it soak in Simple green for ~60 hours.
It would've been faster I suppose if the container was kept inside the house, but I left it outside, where night temperatures were ~10degrees celsius.
After rubbing with the rough side of the 3M sponge, last flecks of Dragon White came off. Still some stuck in the joints, but oh well... Otherwise, the figure looks just like when I started painting it. I kept checking the figure every 24 hours and used a toothbrush to rub off coats each time, so maybe that sped up the process a little? I don't know.

Just a slight minty smell, but I hope it's gonna go away soon....
Can't wait to start repainting the figure, this time with better results I hope.


Posted by Aquila08
on Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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