View Full Version : Removing Green Stuff
09-05-2003, 12:10 PM
I used some green stuff to fix some figures and affix them to bases. Now, I want to remove the green stuff (and the paint) and re-do the figures. My hands are not capable of chipping and peeling....
How do I get rid of the (#&$%^ green stuff!?!?
I don't know about green stuff, but Pine_Sol (diluted) will remove paint, and is non-toxic. It can't hurt to see if it does the whammy on green stuff. It has removed Testors model putty from my figs.
Hannibal Ad Portas
09-05-2003, 08:15 PM
Simple Green might work as well.....When I soak a figure in it overnight, paint just wipes off!
09-05-2003, 10:43 PM
If the green stuff is epoxy (usually a two part mix) you will have a very hard time. Maybe you can chip it off by getting the paint under it to dissolve using the pinesol, cleaning away what you can and then repeat - getting a little more each time. Epoxy is very good at resisting most commercial solvents.
I prefer contact cement for the tough basing jobs. (usually use somethign called "Goop" at homedepot) It's rubbery, very tough, bonds on contact and peels off if necessary. I stay away from epoxy because it won't clean up once it bonds/cures.
09-06-2003, 08:42 AM
This is going a bit off topic as it does not help the original poster. Over time I have found wood glue very effective for basing figures on cardboard, wood or plastic bases. It obviously gives a much stronger bond on wood. These days I mainly use plastic bases. After flocking the base using basetex wood glue give a pretty strong hold on the base, but it is not so strong that you cannot rebase if necessary. One can usually get an Exacto blade or similar in between the base of the figure and the base and cut the figure off.
The biggest downside of wood glue is that it does not give as strong a grip as most other glues, and the occasional figure tends to get dismounted from his base when playing against especially clumsy opponents :(
However I always try and move my own figures by their bases.
09-06-2003, 04:19 PM
Try leaving the miniatures in brake fluid over night - i've used that several times to remove both paint, glue and green stuff.
Just be careful not to get too much of the brake fluid on your hands, because it's really bad for you skin.
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