Customs: Using rubbing alcohol to strip paint

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  1. darqen

    darqen Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, I have a figure that I did a couple of minor enamel paint tweaks on, and I am now trying to remove to sell the figure. I've got most of it off but a few minor bits are insistently sticking. I'm redipping it again in the alcohol but nothing seems to be happening. I think i know the reason why - i think I've made a schoolboy error in leaving the container uncovered, and if i remember my school chemistry alcohol loses some of its potency in opening air. Is this correct? Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm a total newbie at customising.
     
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    You could use a toothbrush dipped in the alcohol to scrub the area. That may loosen the paint up enough to use a rag with alcohol on it to wipe off.
     
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    Thanks I'll try that, I was using pipe cleaner brushes but i dont think they're strong enough.