Saturday, 23 February 2013

Dettol-ing a Rhino.

The Rhino I bought at Hammerhead earlier this year has been soaking in Dettol in the garage.

Today I made a start with scrubbing the paint off.

The Rhino soaking in Dettol:

What I managed to scrub off:

 So now it's back in the Dettol for another few days! I guess there was more layers of paint on that thing than I first thought...


  1. This is interesting because I've never actually dettol'd a plastic miniature before, only done the same with White spirit on metals. The paint is probably very old which doens't help.

    1. I used Acetone (nail varnish remover) on metal models in the past, but I hated it because it never actually took the paint off the model, it only loosened it. So I had to work really hard with a toothbrush and toothpick to pick the paint off. The paint also re-solidified pretty quickly out of the acetone, so frequent resoakings were needed.
      And of course, it will dissolve and wreck any plastics.

      But Dettol. Oh my, what an amazing substance!! It actually loosens the paint and detaches it from the model. You can see globs of paint floating away from your figures when you swirl the glass jar around! And it doesn't damage plastic at all.