[WWI] Removing mold release

Don Ralston don.ralston at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Aug 5 03:15:48 EDT 2004

I  wash the parts with washing up liquid, then when dry spray 'em with a
grey or white primer; then sand 'em down where necessary.  Seems to solve
the problem..

Don Ralston

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dickinson" <ibs4421 at onlineky.com>
To: "'World War I Modeling Mailing List'" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 6:18 PM
Subject: RE: [WWI] Removing mold release

> I once read in an issue of Fine Scale Modeler that you could soak resin
> parts in a liquid called "Bleche White".  It is used here in the US for
> cleaning white-wall tires, and IIRC quite strong.  Has anyone on the
> list used this method for removing mold release from resin parts?
>    I remember that there was a recent discussion of removing mold
> release from plastic kits, washing same before painting, etc.  When I
> was actively building models years ago (late 60's & early/mid 70's) I
> never washed single one, and like many of you, I never had a paint
> adhesion problem.  However, I have started doing it now because of my
> trying out the new acrylics, and their problem with adhesion, lifting
> off, etc.  I suspect the enamels I used in my youth were of much
> stronger stuff than we have available to us now.
> Warren

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