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  • #11886
    irishserb
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    I need to strip paint from  some old figs that I bought some time back.   The figs are metal, but have some plastic parts, what will strip the paint from the plastic parts without attacking the plastic?

    Thanks,
    irishserb

    #11896
    Pijlie
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    Use Dettol, a generally available desinfectant. It will solve most paints and leave the plastic (and the metal) untouched.

    http://pijlieblog.blogspot.nl

    #11903
    willz
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    As “Pijlie” says Dettol works brilliantly, leave them soaking for a few days and wipe the gunk off with a cloth or tissue and then I wash in soapy water, then rinse under a hot tap, finally wire brush them clean.  (added bonus your figures are 99% germ free.)

    Only discovered Dettol  as a paint stripper 2 years ago.

    #11914

    Dettol is great. You cna also use Simple green if you can get it – Does the exact same thing.

    #11953
    irishserb
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    Thanks all.  I was able to find Simple green locally, and will give that a try, though I think I will order some Dettol from Amazon.

    Thanks again.

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