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    Post  iCocker on Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:15 pm

    I have an old Pegaso 54mm metal figure ready painted in the old habit of enemels and oils which I wish to clean up as I intend to convert, what do you recommend, placing it in cellulose thinner would get the enemel paint off?

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:32 pm

    Try costic soda , you have to ware glooves...

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:40 pm

    I am pretty sure that leaving it for some time in cellulose thinner and then brushing it will remove the paint.

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    Post  Samwel18 on Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:47 pm

    thinner is the path to heaven Very Happy Razz i have experienced this with mostly all of my figures =]

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:30 pm

    Samwel18 wrote:thinner is the path to heaven Very Happy Razz i have experienced this with mostly all of my figures =]

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    Sammy this is 10 year old humbrol coats not acrylics, but I guess osme days drowned should do?

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    Post  Samwel18 on Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:32 pm

    i use thinner based primer mate so its not all in acrylics... but yes it should be able to remove it...this wed i'll bring you a fine brush that i use to get the paint off Smile

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:36 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Try costic soda , you have to ware glooves...

    IVAN DONT YOU EVEN THINK OF DIPPING IN CAUSTIC SODA
    YOU WILL END UP WITH THE METAL REACTING WITH THE STRONG AND CORROSIVE ALKALI IN THE SODA ASH AND END UP WITH A PITTED MODEL.
    CELLULOSE THINNER OR BETTER STILL ACETONE WILL NOT HARM METAL PARTS OR ELSE STRIP IT WITH A VERY FINE BRASS BRUSH

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:00 pm

    I've tried cellulose thinner and it works wonders and as Alex said it does not harm the metal.....however, old and stubborn paint will take some time to come off Sad

    Again taking alex's advice, acetone might be as good.

    And taking Sam's advice since he's the Prince jocolor of paint removing (Alex is the King king ) a fine brush is needed as well..........I use an old toothbrush but investing in a "new harsh" tootbrush is recomended IMHO or else ask someone with "gnawing teeth mechanism" to lend you a used toothbrush lol!

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:10 pm

    Ray wrote:I've tried cellulose thinner and it works wonders and as Alex said it does not harm the metal.....however, old and stubborn paint will take some time to come off Sad

    Again taking alex's advice, acetone might be as good.

    And taking Sam's advice since he's the Prince jocolor of paint removing (Alex is the King king ) a fine brush is needed as well..........I use an old toothbrush but investing in a "new harsh" tootbrush is recomended IMHO or else ask someone with "gnawing teeth mechanism" to lend you a used toothbrush lol!

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    BETTER STILL BRING IT OVER NEXT WEDNESDAY AND I WILL CLEAN IT UP FOR YOU

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:13 pm

    That is a damn nice option Alex!!!! But I try to dip it in Cellulose and see what happens till Wednesday!

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    Post  Guest on Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:44 pm

    Ivan, use the cellulose, best option with a metal figure, takes everything off.......

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    Post  Guest on Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:24 pm

    Ivan, ask your wife to borrow her nail varnish remover. Works a treat. Be prepared for lots of explaining though....... Hardy

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:33 pm

    Hardy wrote:Ivan, ask your wife to borrow her nail varnish remover. Works a treat. Be prepared for lots of explaining though....... Hardy

    Hardy, I think that is acetone based liquid, or whatever but still I'm not 100% on this one as I have never used the nail varnish remover Laughing

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:05 pm

    Ray wrote:
    Hardy wrote:Ivan, ask your wife to borrow her nail varnish remover. Works a treat. Be prepared for lots of explaining though....... Hardy

    Hardy, I think that is acetone based liquid, or whatever but still I'm not 100% on this one as I have never used the nail varnish remover Laughing

    Alex is our alchemist Laughing so he should know better Twisted Evil

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    acetone base will definetly NOT harm metal as for nail polish remover no harm as well it is acetone based but with the addition of alchohol and linoleum oil, if anything the oil and alcohol will make your hands feel smoother (i dont need too myself you see my hands are always soft as they are always in contact with butter and margerine)
    jokeing apart yes to cellulose, yes to acetone and acetone based remover no to caustic soda, industrial bleach , degreasers or any other corrosive acidic or alkali chemicals

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:18 pm

    Tajba gibtha mela Alex li n-nail polish huwa acetone based, haqqni 80 out of 100 mela cheers

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:21 pm

    Ray wrote:Tajba gibtha mela Alex li n-nail polish huwa acetone based, haqqni 80 out of 100 mela cheers

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:05 pm

    alex wrote:
    Ray wrote:Tajba gibtha mela Alex li n-nail polish huwa acetone based, haqqni 80 out of 100 mela cheers

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    A+ in Chemistry = ALCHEMIST cheers

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:55 am

    Thank guys ... now I guess why nail remover have that nice smell!

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