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 Post subject: Stripping Metal Minis
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:50 am 
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Hello, I am sure this topic has been discussed before, but can anyone point me in the direction of the thread or offer some advice as to how you strip your miniatures?
I have tried methods before that haven't worked.
I am curious what methods work for you?
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 Post subject: Re: Stripping Metal Minis
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:32 am 
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I use methylated spirit & a tooth brush. In the US you have something called simple green, I hear that it's pretty effective. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:31 am 
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Yep, if you're in the states, use simple green. Don't even bother with anything else. Simple green takes the paint off minis of any material and does so safely.
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 Post subject: Re: Stripping Metal Minis
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:24 pm 
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Great, thank you both for the advice!
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 Post subject: Re: Stripping Metal Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:15 am 
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I should mention, you do have to let the mini soak for at least 12 hours before the simple green will remove the paint
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 Post subject: Re: Stripping Metal Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:16 pm 
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Biostrip20. So easy!
Put a few spoons in an old cup and put the model in. Leave it for ~30min.
Then wash off the stuff with warm water while brushing it with a toothbrush. The paint goes off easily.

Biostrip20 is undamaging for the environment and isn't very toxic (well, you shouldn't drink it. ;)) or risky for health. It's (imo) the best product for the job.

It also works on plastics and even works on resin. I just would recommend to get the models out after 15min and see how it works. Put them back in if its not long enough. But if you would leave it too long on resin it could potentially damage the material.
After using it on resin put the stripped model in the fridge for ~2 days to make it set a bit harder again since it could soften a littlebit if left in the Biostrip20 for a while.

I succesfully stripped 20+ metals, 20+ plastics and ~5 resin models with it so far.

DONT spill it on your painted table or anything. Recently I just stripped a bit more than just the miniatures. :( I noticed the cup I put it on had a tiny hole in the bottom. After 30min a big area of the table lost its paint. :(
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