Stripping
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Stripping

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Can anyone suggest how to strip paint off a figure ?

Posted by RatedR321
on Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Automatauntaun -
Friday, November 26, 2010
Now, be carefule with what I'm about to tell you. Goof off and acetone.
Now, the catch it both will MELT /WARP different types of plastics.
I recommend a small test spot. But if it dosn't melt /warp or otherwise
Destroy the area. It will strip it done to its base sculpted form.
I use it for custome dunny's and being each run is a different plastic make up
I found out the hard way about the melting. But otherwise it will keep all
Details and delver what you need. Best of luck.
OneUpMario -
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Hey kewl.

Oven cleaner is something I do not own..

But Comet is in stock in my household. Thanks for the updated results!
RatedR321 -
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thanks for all your help guys I figured it out finally , I soaked it in the Comet bathroom cleaner mixed with warm water and used a brush a little bit harder than a medium tooth brush and the paint came right off. once again thanks a lot
bobtheodd -
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I would think it would be harmful to the plastic as well, but since I've never done it, I could say for sure.
somebody1 -
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I know oven cleaner will take the paint off a chrome model car bumper. you'll want to work outside as these chemicals are horrid.
mega_star_andro -
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
yeah you can sand and prime but what if you have old low quality acrylic already on the figure? I'm gonna try this on and old ultimate warrior figure and see if it will strip off that old craft paint I stole from my mom when I was like 9, lol
OneUpMario -
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I remember seeing some peoples talk about this on using oven cleaners to get paint off. Basically, set it in a metal sink, then spray the cleaner all over and let it set for about 2 or 3 hours. Scrub and rinse and repeat if necessary. I wouldn't know though.. I sand and prime.
RatedR321 -
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Cool man ill try it thanks a lot for the reply
mega_star_andro -
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I've heard if you let a figure soak in bathroom cleaners that will help strip off some paint. I know the cheaper brands are usually more harsh but their bottles are crappy, so maybe soak the figure in a heavy duty bowl of the cheap bathroom cleaner? idk but I've been needing to do that to some of my older customs I tried to paint with cheap walmart acrylics.
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