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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: Propslip on December 17, 2008, 09:23:35 PM

Title: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
Post by: Propslip on December 17, 2008, 09:23:35 PM
I have a resin figure that has been poorly painted. What is the best way of removing it without damaging the detail. I have used paint stripper on metal parts before & that works very well, but when I used it on resin once it melted the resin!!
                     Propslip
Title: Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
Post by: dan on December 17, 2008, 09:53:40 PM
if the figure isnt too small, you could try spraying over it in primer and then redo the paint job the way you want
Title: Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
Post by: gribeauval on December 17, 2008, 10:41:32 PM
Go to your local model shop and buy a tub of Modelstrip. It's a paint stripper designed for plastics so your resin should be safe! Do not try stripping paint with full strength ones, they will melt your figures.


Title: Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on December 18, 2008, 06:13:50 AM
The paint should come off if it is soaked in:

Simple Green cleaner
Brake fluid
Easy Off oven cleaner

I have used the simple green, and the oven cleaner to remove paint
from resin parts and there was no harm done to the parts.

 :-)
Title: Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
Post by: Dave Buckingham on December 18, 2008, 06:27:23 AM
I use traffic film remover but it is sold in Gallon cans .

Works very well
Dave
Title: Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
Post by: andygh on December 18, 2008, 12:08:58 PM
Modelstrip is made for the job and does it perfectly  :-))
Title: Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
Post by: Klunk on July 15, 2009, 04:35:36 PM
nasil varnish gel works as well. If the paint is acrylic then soak overnight in nail varnish remover in a plastic bag.