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Paintstripping Plastic? (22 posts)

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  • Avatar Image grimcrazy339p said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    Fairy Power used to work perfectly for me – but I can get no results with the new formula. And all the Dettol solutions I have tried aren’t working.

    Can someone please recommend a brand product – I plan to paint-strip some Space Crusade figures for my xmas project :-)

  • Avatar Image grimcrazy339p said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    Something UK in Homebase or Tesco?

  • Avatar Image torros3841p said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    Biostrip is the best I’ve found. You can only get it from Amazon but it works on any material including plastic and it’s waterbased

    Just paint it on and it starts working in 5/10 minutes

  • Avatar Image querion1491p said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    I would recomend biostrip too. works gread on plastic or metal (haven’t tried on resin so far), is waterbased like torros said and doesn’t attack the skin and doesn’t produce harmful fumes.

  • Avatar Image nakchak4290p said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    Buy biostrip direct from the manufacturer the sampler bottle for £5 has lasted me 3 years and still have half left!

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  • Avatar Image nakchak4290p said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    Just paint it on and scrub with a nail brush after waiting five to 10 mins, its amazing stuff I stripped a lead dreadnaught back to metal which I bought off a friend who had painted it with hammerite and enamels, and I proceeded to paint it about 10 times without stripping when I was a youth and then left in a box for nigh on 20 years so well and truly cured paint it was too easy to get something workable with it :D , if using on resin test with some left over sprue have heard it reacts with certain resins.

  • Avatar Image grimcrazy339p said 1 week, 1 day ago:

    Awesome – thanks!

    I hate using paint-stripper in my flat. I am paint-stripping Rouge Trader era dreadnoughts coated in old paint :-O

  • Avatar Image torros3841p said 1 week ago:

    @nakchak I will look into ordering directly. I order from Amazon as I know they will dispatch it to NI. Some other places I tried wont

  • Avatar Image nakchak4290p said 1 week ago:

    Says they deliver internationally, only says that the consider the highlands and islands as not part of uk mainland, when i ordered my sampler bottle it came in a jiffy bag by royal mail so i figure for the 100ml bottle it would be like any other UK recorded delivery….

    I should probably do a post on tips and tricks with this stuff, had a bit of a back and forth with the info email address, very helpful chaps.

    If you have some particuarly stubborn paint one thing you can do is heat the stuff in a water bath before you paint it on, i.e. boil kettle, fill a jug and plop the bottle in leave it for 5-10 mins then apply, one of the chemists said that its totally safe to do other than you could scold your self with hot water lol

    @grimcrazy you wont have an odor problem with biostrip, it doesnt really have an odor, its a little plasticky (like sniffing a pot of acrylic paint) but its in the same ballpark as copydex in terms of stinking room out, as i assume you have no issues with using super glue, activator or poly cement in your flat, this stuff is a order of magnitude less smelly :)

  • Avatar Image theeuropean8p said 1 week ago:

    I agree, the new power spray doesn’t work.

    I eventually found a product called ‘Deepio Degreaser’

    if you live near a ‘Makro’ store in the UK and have membership, it’s about £2.99 a bottle.
    It works a treat, I literally bought a shed load (that’s right, I went balls Deepio)
    I haven’t tried it on the softer resins like Hawk or Prodos yet but the effect seems to be as good as Fairy Power.

  • Avatar Image deaddave4297p said 1 week ago:

    I definitely recommend biostrip, even works on resin if you work really quickly… Because it can melt it, arse clenching moment on a £160 model lol.
    Just bought a pot on ebay for £10.07 with free postage

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  • Avatar Image nakchak4290p said 1 week ago:

    @deaddave how you find dunking vs painting it on?
    Also been stripping stuff tonight, found a really easy way to strip fine details without scrubbing it to death, just made a mini pressure washer with one of these
    Great for getting into awkward corners, bit messy though so best to do outside or in the bath…

  • Avatar Image deaddave4297p said 6 days, 13 hours ago:

    @nakchak dunking is certainly easier, but painting it on seems to work nearly as well as long as you keep applying it.

  • Avatar Image grimcrazy339p said 6 days, 2 hours ago:

    Just checked and e-bay wont send biostrip to N. Ireland. They recommend ‘changing my address’ :-)

    I will try amazon.

    Poor Bloodthirster looks like he’s in a lot of pain!

  • Avatar Image torros3841p said 5 days, 18 hours ago:

    Amazon definitely do cos I’ve done it,as have several others I know here who have ordered it