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Paint stripping Hawk resin?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:01 pm
by Echo24
Has anyone got any tried and tested methods for removing paint from hawk resin without melting it? I'd rather not end up with paint caked on them, but I'd also rather not have to buy another model cos it's melted.

Re: Paint stripping Hawk resin?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:32 am
by leigen_zero
FWIW, Try giving it a light scrape with a fingernail or a stiff brush? I've found on a couple of my resin pieces it doesn't take primer and paint very well at all, and comes off easily when not handled with care (which happens when your toddler gets hold of a wing of resin Neptunes).

Re: Paint stripping Hawk resin?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:36 pm
by Mike Mee
Tbh, no :cry:

Re: Paint stripping Hawk resin?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:54 pm
by Echo24
If it helps at all, I'm using GW paint.

Re: Paint stripping Hawk resin?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:21 pm
by Skylifter-1000
I have used PVC-cleaner, and it makes the resin go soft... Luckily, I only left it in for a few hours, so it hadn't gone completely limp by the time I took it out.

So definitely be careful and try any method on a single piece before you put your whole collection in for several days.

Re: Paint stripping Hawk resin?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:32 pm
by midas
depends on the paint used, if it was primered or not, if it properly dried... and in what part of the world you live.
with acrylic color, try using isopropanol based cleaners, like disinfectants or highly concentrated window cleaner.
_careful_ use of nail polish remover can also remove paint without damaging resin, but requires some trial runs. do not soak resin in acetone/nail polish remover it melts the mini.
as for brands, dettol or simple green are known to work.

assuming acrylics, personally, i would: soak the mini in water (yes, water) for a day or two, than soak in 95% iso propanol mixed with some teaspoons 1:1 mix water:dishwasher, for a few hours and than go to work on the color with a toothbrush and a toothpick.

Re: Paint stripping Hawk resin?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:35 pm
by WizardLizard
Dettol works well although you can only leave resin soaking for a couple of hours at a time as the resin will becoming very soft and pliable if you leave it soaking for too long (overnight is a bad idea). 2 cycles of ~2 hours is enough to remove primer+paint anyway.