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bridlufc

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Cleaning resin kits/parts
« on: December 06, 2016, 10:06:17 PM »
Hi all, what is the best way to clean resin kits/ parts prior to assembly? I understand resin parts have an oily residue from moulding that could possibly affect painting so needs cleaning. Suggestions from certain modelling mags favour the American market, so I am curious as to what is the "English" way.
Any suggestions please?
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Re: Cleaning resin kits/parts
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 11:00:14 AM »
I would suggest ALL plastic and resin kits need a simple wash in warm water with some mild detergent or liquid soap. Wash gently by swirling in water for a few moments, rinse and allow to dry naturally. DO NOT wash decals or instruction sheet!

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Re: Cleaning resin kits/parts
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 11:48:47 AM »
I can only repeat what Pen-pusher just said but with a bit of a scrub with a soft brush before the rinse. I sometimes give stuff a wash with Testors plastic prep but I'm not sure it's any better than soapy water and a good rinse.
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Re: Cleaning resin kits/parts
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 12:11:19 PM »
I generally wash resin parts with lukewarm soapy water and then rinse well. It can be a trail with some of the smaller bits.
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Re: Cleaning resin kits/parts
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 12:32:00 PM »
Hiya
I use a wipe down with fairy liquid/water and kitchen towel for kits, same solution and a toothbrush for resin parts.  So pretty much the same as the others!!
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bridlufc

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Re: Cleaning resin kits/parts
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 12:38:19 PM »
Thanks for that chaps, with the amount of modelling reading material out there it would be easy to get bogged down in what to use and what not to use.

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Re: Cleaning resin kits/parts
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 12:06:26 PM »
Don't forget to wash them in a bowl - if you do it in the sink, even when attatched to the sprue some small parts come off and go doen the plug hole. AND YES DAVE I DID DO THAT !!!!!!

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Re: Cleaning resin kits/parts
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 01:34:18 PM »
Really, you surprise me!
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