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Author Topic: Removing Paint From Resin Figure  (Read 1713 times)

Propslip

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Removing Paint From Resin Figure
« 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!!
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dan

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Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
« Reply #2 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.


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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
« Reply #3 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.

 :-)
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Dave Buckingham

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Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 06:27:23 AM »

I use traffic film remover but it is sold in Gallon cans .

Works very well
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andygh

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Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 12:08:58 PM »

Modelstrip is made for the job and does it perfectly  :-))
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Re: Removing Paint From Resin Figure
« Reply #6 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.
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