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Renard

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Re: Simple Green bath - how long?
« Reply #30 on: 28 October 2020, 22:40:12 »
Is it acrylic paint or the older, enamel kind?

I just leave minis in Simple Green or Pine Sol for a week, and they take care of acrylic pretty well.

If it's not water based acrylic, getting it off is much more of a hassle.

MarauderD

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Re: Simple Green bath - how long?
« Reply #31 on: 02 November 2020, 13:02:43 »
Question:  what about the new plastic kickstarter minis?

I tried a paint scheme for Clan Wolf and it came out CLEARLY better for Clan Smoke Jaguar.  I now am thinking of stripping the paint off of the testbed Grendel and Adder. 

Any experience or ideas with Simple Green and plastic minis?

Cheers,

Mad

Insaniac99

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Re: Simple Green bath - how long?
« Reply #32 on: 02 November 2020, 13:10:01 »
Question:  what about the new plastic kickstarter minis?

I tried a paint scheme for Clan Wolf and it came out CLEARLY better for Clan Smoke Jaguar.  I now am thinking of stripping the paint off of the testbed Grendel and Adder. 

Any experience or ideas with Simple Green and plastic minis?

Cheers,

Mad

While I prefer LA's Totally Awesome, Simple Green is just fine for plastic minis.

MarauderD

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Re: Simple Green bath - how long?
« Reply #33 on: 02 November 2020, 13:25:08 »
While I prefer LA's Totally Awesome, Simple Green is just fine for plastic minis.

For the totally ignorant:  what is LA?  What are the advantages?  I'm thinking I'd like to just get one product--because these first two mechs are going to need a ground up "do over!"

Insaniac99

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Re: Simple Green bath - how long?
« Reply #34 on: 02 November 2020, 17:34:10 »
For the totally ignorant:  what is LA?  What are the advantages?  I'm thinking I'd like to just get one product--because these first two mechs are going to need a ground up "do over!"

LA's Totally Awesome is the brand, and when people mention it they are specifically refering to their All Purpose Concentrated Cleaner which can usually be purchased from your local Dollar Store.

 So you know what you are getting with what you buy, a youtuber I like, Goobertown Hobbies, is a PHD chemist and did a video a couple years ago where he compared 6 different popular methods of stripping minis
  • Simple Green
  • Super Clean aka Purple Drink
  • LA's Totally Awesome
  • Ammonia
  • Isopropyl Alcohol aka  IPA  / Isopropanol  / Rubbing Alcohol
  • Ethyl Alcohol aka Ethanol / Denatured Ethanol / Methylated Spirits / Everclear

Sartris

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Re: Simple Green bath - how long?
« Reply #35 on: 02 November 2020, 18:53:34 »
useful alone for showing that i bought the wrong simple green. if i give it another try i'll get the concentrated

loved how he found a lot of different ways to say "you are going to find every shitty sin against hobby painting you can possibly imagine and need to be ready for anything"

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Re: Simple Green bath - how long?
« Reply #36 on: 22 January 2021, 22:12:08 »
LA's Totally Awesome is the brand, and when people mention it they are specifically refering to their All Purpose Concentrated Cleaner which can usually be purchased from your local Dollar Store.

 So you know what you are getting with what you buy, a youtuber I like, Goobertown Hobbies, is a PHD chemist and did a video a couple years ago where he compared 6 different popular methods of stripping minis
  • Simple Green
  • Super Clean aka Purple Drink
  • LA's Totally Awesome
  • Ammonia
  • Isopropyl Alcohol aka  IPA  / Isopropanol  / Rubbing Alcohol
  • Ethyl Alcohol aka Ethanol / Denatured Ethanol / Methylated Spirits / Everclear

I got to give a shout out to LA's Totally Awesome.  I picked up a gallon of it from Home Depot and let some old 3rd Edition plastic minis and some of my old pewter mini sit in it for a week.  The paint practically slid off.  I had to use a toothbrush to get some of the paint out of some nooks and crevices, but otherwise, they look as if they were never painted.