removal of acrylic paint from a resin figure

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removal of acrylic paint from a resin figure

Joined: May 13th, 2005, 2:24 pm

May 8th, 2012, 1:47 pm #1

I have used easy off oven cleaner in the past, but didn't know if it would work the same on acrylics. just painted a bust and I'm not happy with the outcome, so I want to strip it off and try again.

any hints! soapy water and a brush?

thanks
carter
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Joined: July 13th, 2004, 1:39 am

May 8th, 2012, 2:12 pm #2

Windex or any other product with ammonia will strip acrylic paint. The resin is pretty much impervious to any type of solvents, so no worries there.

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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 2:36 am

May 8th, 2012, 3:01 pm #3

I have used easy off oven cleaner in the past, but didn't know if it would work the same on acrylics. just painted a bust and I'm not happy with the outcome, so I want to strip it off and try again.

any hints! soapy water and a brush?

thanks
carter
Windex won't even touch the new Vallejo Primers. Heck their own airbrush cleaner won't even touch a freshly painted body with the primer on it.
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May 9th, 2012, 1:53 am #4

and I primed it with Tamiya primer. Not worried about the tamiya primer just want to strip off the acrylics and start fresh.

I will try the windex idea

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Carter
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Joined: March 21st, 2004, 3:38 pm

May 11th, 2012, 12:40 pm #5

Or "rubbing" alcohol 91% is what I use. It absoultely destroys acrylics, and when I need to strip some, that's the way to go.
I haven't found an acrylic paint yet that can stand up to some 91% alcohol and a stiff bristled paint brush. Vallejo, and Andrea paints fall off, as do Citadel and MM Acryl paints.

Rod
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May 11th, 2012, 4:17 pm #6

thanks Rod n/t
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May 11th, 2012, 5:54 pm #7

I have used easy off oven cleaner in the past, but didn't know if it would work the same on acrylics. just painted a bust and I'm not happy with the outcome, so I want to strip it off and try again.

any hints! soapy water and a brush?

thanks
carter
You can also use Mr. Color Thinner - great stuff! Just put the item for a few minutes/hours into the liquid and the brush off the paint...

Happy Modelling!
Arne
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Joined: May 21st, 2007, 9:27 am

May 22nd, 2012, 11:55 am #8

I have used easy off oven cleaner in the past, but didn't know if it would work the same on acrylics. just painted a bust and I'm not happy with the outcome, so I want to strip it off and try again.

any hints! soapy water and a brush?

thanks
carter
Half a capful diluted in about a small bowl of water. This works for me especially the blue one made for Tesco stores.

Cheers
Patrick
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Joined: July 14th, 2005, 5:41 am

July 30th, 2012, 6:49 am #9

I have used easy off oven cleaner in the past, but didn't know if it would work the same on acrylics. just painted a bust and I'm not happy with the outcome, so I want to strip it off and try again.

any hints! soapy water and a brush?

thanks
carter
I've heard that Simple Green (not Soylent Green) works well but I've never tried it.
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