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Reclaiming Figures - Purple Power

 
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Todd Kaeser
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reclaiming Figures - Purple Power

As a little bit of a painting snob I don't like using poorly painted figures on the table. Also, I recently acquired a good amount of painted figures that don't match my painting style and had a conundrum about what to do....

I found this method out by talking with a buddy of mine and he also stripped some old figures for me and now I'm doing it myself.

Purple Power - at Walmart (cheapest to buy there)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTe0U2miU_c

I don't use the 50% Purple Power 50% H20 - I use the full strength as the figures I was given were covered with polyurethane stain.... and needed the full strength.

Purple Power was pretty cheap - about $5 per gallon. I also picked up a small stiff plastic brush (a firm toothbrush could work but I found the stiffer brush was better. I also picked up a Tupperware container to use just for this - needed a medium sized one with a lid. You'll also want another one to have soapy, warm water to rinse it off in after you brush it off.

I used some gloves as well just to keep my hands chemical free. I've been told that you can recycle the Purple Power after you use it and it will work fine, BUT I haven't done that yet as it got pretty gross with all the debris from the figures/basing etc.... I'll just buy some more - Purple Power also comes in 2.5 gallon sizes as well.

I soaked mine for 24 hours at full strength and it worked very well. It may be tougher to reclaim the swords/maces/spears/lances from beat up figures so you may want to plan to replace them on your restored figures.

I hope this is helpful out there to others and I'll be here to answer any questions you might have.

Todd K

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:01 am    Post subject:

Thanks, Todd. That was super helpful. I have dozens of figures I've collected over the years that either aren't up to even my mediocre painting standards, or where the way in which they're painted doesn't fit any army I'm trying to put together these days. I've heard of using undiluted Pinesol for this purpose, but never tried it. This looks cheaper and just as easy.
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