Stripping the metallic plating from the 1/100 SUMO
Stripping the metallic playing from thebefore starting the build for the Clean v. Weathered competition. This is mostly in-progress photos of the process I use to from plated kits.
Just snipped the parts out of the runners, and trimmed the nubs down most of the way.
Then they go into a bath of Mr Thinner to take the color off the plating. This takes like, a minute.
I love the color of the thinner as it’s taking off the color, especially in contrast to the fresh silver metallic base plating…
After that it’s a bath of bleach to strip off the plating material. It seems that the color layer resists bleach so the thinner has to come first, otherwise the parts just sit in the bleach.
After ~45 minutes in the bleach and a quick scrub with a toothbrush the parts get rinsed and dried.
And in case anyone wonders, Purple Power/Zep Fast505 aren’t available here, and I didn’t feel like doing a battery of tests…