I was presented with some information today that is just too invaluable to not post it. There have been alot of things recommended for stripping paint. It is a tender issue because most solvents destroy the plastic.
But apparently this degreaser is just all around too good to be true.
I have not tried this method, so I cant say for sure it works, but according to the information I have...it does.
Castrol Super Clean
The reason I will try it is because CSC is water soluble. You simply pour the CSC into a container large enough to submerge your piece that you wish to strip, wait 5-6 hours and simply lightly run a toothbrush over the surface. You might have to repeat the process for harder to reach areas. Wash the piece off with some non abrasive soap, rinse and you are done.
** Please Note **
CSC is a caustic product and all precautions should be taken when using this product including rubber gloves and eye protection. Always refer to product safety information for safety precautions and first aid.
I havent had need to do this. With the GEEG body I used for Flight Commander, I simply ran the die cast under a wire wheel. Took off the paint nice and shined the body up in the process. But I wouldnt recommend this with plastic figures. Also you have to be careful sith some die cast parts. They get really brittle with age.
But like I said, I havent had to try this yet. But I really like the fact its water soluble. It says good for enamel, acrylic, CHROME and some lacquers.
Hmmm. I just caught the chrome part. This could be real useful. :~)
And we actually have a testimonial now that it does indeed work. See comments.