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Old 03-06-2017, 10:48 AM   #1
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Stripping a Statue

Hey guys I was looking to do some custom work on one of my Kotobukiya Fine Art Pieces and wanted to strip the statue.
I've heard Acetone baths work really well as well as the oven degreaser in a zip lock bag technique. Had a look at John's tutorial videos ( which btw are the best) which are a great help, Thanks John!. Was having trouble finding large cans of acetone and stumbled across a hardware store that had Cans of paint remover.
Does anyone have any experience with using those on statues and would they damage the statues in any way? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and Cheers!
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:32 PM   #2
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I've got a 5 gal bucket at home that I've dumped this stuff in
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Aiken-Pur...-1gal/16778256
an overnight bath and bit of gentle scrubbing with a old toothbrush and should be good to go

works like a charm BUT get some resistant gloves - this doesn't go nicely with your skin, getting that tingly sensation isn't a good thing
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thanks Meta Jon. Yeah looks like I'd might have to give that a swing. Would prefer a quick option but yeah failing that might just give it the degreaser treatment.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:26 AM   #4
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I'm still looking for a safe way to strip a PVC figure/statue. I've yet to locate an answer.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:06 PM   #5
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For how long should I leave the statue in the Zip Lock bag if i were to use the Easy Off Oven cleaner method? Need it stripped down to the resin.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:56 PM   #6
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I'm still looking for a safe way to strip a PVC figure/statue. I've yet to locate an answer.
I don't think you can. PVC is quite soft. I just clean prime and paint mine.

Here is my Domino custom:
http://www.creativecollectorchick.com/?p=115
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:59 PM   #7
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For how long should I leave the statue in the Zip Lock bag if i were to use the Easy Off Oven cleaner method? Need it stripped down to the resin.
I used to use oven cleaner. It definitely takes longer to strip a piece. I would recommend acetone. Way faster. Just make sure you have pans to use, a few pairs of gloves, brushes....do it outside. Make sure you have a water bath too. And don't do it in a windy spot or the acetone will just evaporate.
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:07 AM   #8
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I don't think you can. PVC is quite soft. I just clean prime and paint mine.

Here is my Domino custom:
http://www.creativecollectorchick.com/?p=115
Thanks! (And she looks great, so precise on the paint!)
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:00 AM   #9
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You can also use Methyl Hydrate
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Old 05-26-2017, 05:22 PM   #10
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Ah thanks. Stuck to the easy off oven cleaner method and it worked wonders. Cheers!
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