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Well, I did a very poor job months ago on my Zombicide: Black Plague hero, Ann the nun.  With Sorastro's recent tutorial on how to paint her, I thought to strip her and try again.  Unfortunately, despite 72 hours or so soaking in Simple Green, hardly any paint has come off her.  Ideas?  If I could buy the solo figure again, I would, but no idea if that's even possible.

 

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That's definitely odd.  Generally 24 hours in full strength Simple Green will take off most paint.  What did you use as a primer?  

 

The only time I've had problems getting paint off is when people use gesso for primer, no idea why.

 

Still, as Ub3r said, I'd resoak it again for at least another 24 hours and see if that helps.  You could also try acetone (nail polish remover) and see if that works.  However, I'd try it on her base first and see how the plastic reacts to it.

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That's definitely odd.  Generally 24 hours in full strength Simple Green will take off most paint.  What did you use as a primer? 

 

I think I primed her in Army Painter Matt Black.  I'm kind of doubtful another 24 hours will help any since she's already been soaked for 4 days.  I could put her in for a week, I suppose.  I'll try and read up on the forum posts, but I'm worried because she's plastic.

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Simple Green doesn't work for me. IIRC, They changed the formula to Isopropyl Alcohol, which doesn't work at 70%, but sometimes works at 90%.

 

I use Super Clean. I won't melt off your fingertips, but it's slightly caustic, so wear gloves. It's cheap at Walmart, and it's in the automotive section. Something like $5+ for a gallon, and in a purple gallon container. Keep the mini's in there for a few hours, take 'em out with disposable chopsticks, and scrub in water with the electric toothbrush to keep the stuff from splattering. Save the used toothbrush head for not your teeth, and wash the electric toothbrush. Don't tell the missus.

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Simple green really doesn't do much for me on sealed minis. I have to use Simple Green, a sonic jewelry cleaner and an electric toothbrush and it takes several sessions of soaking for a day or two at a time, hitting it with the sonic cleaner and brush, then repeat. It might be something they did to the formula, I only started using it about a year ago and it has never done much for me.

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