I did this because I had bought some painted models from a friend that I wanted to repaint.我很幸运，模特们还没准备好，as this makes the process more difficult.I also had some Tau models that I had painted about 4 years ago,我想再画一次。我不能只在旧的油漆上画画，因为当我第一次画模型的时候，我用了太多的油漆。The first coat of paint had filled all of the cracks in the model and obscured most of the detail.
Step 1: Materials
- old toothbrush
- a tub for water
I needed about 750ml of cleaner to cover half of my tank,因为我可以把它翻过来再泡一次。I used a ratio of water to cleaner of 2:1.本指南中的浸泡时间估计使用的是这种混合物。Soak the models in a tub or bowl that you dont care about.
Completely submerge you models in the cleaner for about 24 hours.模型浸泡时间越长，油漆就越容易脱落。你只需要3-4小时就能把油漆刮掉，but it will be much easier after 24 hours.将模型放置太久不会对它们造成伤害。I left a few in for 2 weeks to make sure,and they are fine.Simple green also weakens dried super glue.Any " green stuff" will easily come off after soaking.The picture below is after soaking before any scrubbing.I wrapped the tub in plastic wrap so the simple green wouldn't smell as much.
Scrub the models right after they come out of the cleaner mixture.
First use an old toothbrush to get the majority of the paint off of your model,偶尔在一桶水里冲洗模型。不要在这一步工作太久，把暴露在外的脸上的大部分油漆去掉。The first picture is after about a minute of scrubbing.
在去掉所有油漆之前，不要把模型放在清洁剂混合物中。The paint will dry back onto the model after a few hours.
This part can take a while.Just scrape at the model with a toothpick until it gets too dull.在下面你看到的四个模型上，我花了大约2个小时来挑选它们。Its time consuming but easy.它可以在听音乐或看电影的时候完成（在我的例子中是lotr）。把注意力集中在油漆真正掩盖模型细节的地方。You can use pins or needles instead of toothpicks,but they can scratch the models.
Step 5: Your Done!
You can now repaint the models (see below),or sell them for much more than you could a model covered in paint.
If you want to go one step further you can also take apart some models.While simple green helps,我发现把模型放进冰箱真的有助于拆掉金属模型。胶水变脆了，模型很容易散开。我也用塑料模型试过这个，but im not sure if the weakened glue was from the simple green or the freezer.