Sunday, 23 October 2011

Opps - FW Resin Paint Stripping Disaster!

Oh dear.

Be warned resin & fairy Power Spray do not mix for long soaks!

In the pre-wedding rush, I slightly (okay completely) forgot I put a couple of second hand Forgeworld Heavy Mortars in Fairy Power Spray to soak. FPS is my normal choice for stripping paint as its easy to get hold of and dispose of (much like Simple Green). I've never had a problem wiith it before, but this time...

So the resin has gone all elastic, and slightly sticky, both carriages are the same unfortuntely, the wheels worse, though the Mortar Barrels being thicker are still useable. Well I'll chalk that one up to experience.


Andy said...

Crikey, that's good to know, Fairy Power Spray is my paint stripper of choice (been using it for a few years now). I've not had to strip any resin miniatures yet, probably just as well!

oink said...

not unusable surely? I wonder if given enough time to dry out the pieces will get to their normal self?

PoliticalOfficerKrad said...

Perhaps with time they will "dry out" or re-cure although I suspect that there could have been a chemical reaction and you are stuck with rubber carriages forever. It is quite a shame. I used to use pine sol to do stripping, but I found out forgetting plastics in it was not a good idea and had a similar effect to what happened to your resin here.

Musings of a Smurf said...

Wow, cool. I know its a great shame because they are expensive pieces of kit, but you have to admit, what's happened is pretty cool

Col. Ackland said...

We are reminded of the Warnings of the Cult Mechanicus:
"The alien mechanism is a perversion of the True Path"
And "To break with ritual is to break with faith."
So humbly chant the Hymn of Reforging:
"Thus do we invoke the Machine God.
Thus do we make whole that which was sundered."

Thanks for the heads-up on this one.
Marriage has destroyed a few of my models too through absentmindedness and distraction, but it's worth it in the end.:)
Well, at least now it can't brake on the battle field - enemy ordnance will just bounce off. :/

Colonel Shofer said...

I expect it will reform, once dried out ... pls let us know.

Even with my foolproof IPA method, I know not to soak resins for too long

Resins can be very 'odd' ;)


Col.Gravis said...

It was a bit of a wake up call Andy, I've always been the same since it became available.

oink, its actually be a couple of weeks since I removed it now, the stickyness has gone, but no change in how rubbery it is, as with PoliticalOfficerKrad I'm suspecting a chemical reaction with little hope of it solidifying, though I may try heating it up to see what effect that has on it, I will update.

Musings of a Smurf, agreed lol, annoying, but a little amusing, a proper 'doh!' moment!

lol@Col.Ackland, quite so!

Colonel Shofer, yes I'll update with a new post if I find it returns to normal state or an find a way of forcing it too!