If anyone has anything they want to add to this thread let me know and I will add it to the lists.
So well here goes nothing:
Implements that are useful in stripping:
Toothbrushes (Old ones used for this purpose only)
Electric Toothbrushes (As Ary says it saves your muscles.)
Paint Brushes (Hogs hair or other stiff bristles)
Breathing masks and eye goggles (Thanks Ary for this tip. One doesn't want to be breathing in metal particles or get them in their eyes.)
Stripping solutions for Metal minis:
Nail Polish Remover
3M's Safest Strip
Citristrip Gel (Thanks Claymoore)
Castrol Super Clean
Windsor and Newton Brush Cleaner
Stripping Solutions for plastic minis: (Test on a crap mini first for overall safety.)
***Please note some solutions might not be safe for stripping lead minis as they might cause lead rot. Always test a piece first. Anything acidic is NOT a good thing to strip lead with.
***Plastic minis have a tendency to melt when exposed to certain chemicals, so always test a crap mini first. Some chemicals to avoid with plastic minis are ones with an acetone base such as Nail polish remover or acetone itself. Some of your paint strippers will also melt plastic minis. Also according to Spike, Simple green can melt plastic minis. Others though say it works fine. Always test a crap mini first!
***After stripping a mini always wash it in warm soapy water to remove any traces of the stripping agent. This will save you frustration down the road.
***Simple Green will melt cured greenstuff, so if you have done a conversion you might consider a different stripping agent. (Thanks Durak)
Edited by Enchantra, 29 January 2005 - 08:48 AM.