So when I started to hear about a product called Dawn Power Dissolver, and how great it was for stripping old paint, I decided to hunt some down and give it a try. Sadly it is apparently already OOP...sigh. Luckily I was able to find a few bottles from an online seller who still had stock...so I ordered 4 bottles and decided to run some tests. Below are the results.
For this test I decided to use a group of 10 Marauder and Citadel dwarfs that I won from an ebay auction as my test subjects. Now... I was out of Simple Green HD so decided to compare the Power Dissolver against the much more prevalent "regular" Simple Green.
Here are our test subjects...5 dwarfs for each stripper....
...man that sounds terrible!
|These are going into Simple Green|
|These are going into Dawn Power Dissolver|
My plan was to put them into their respective stripping agent...remove one of each after 1 hour and examine results....then remove another after 24 hrs and assess the difference....and then another every 24 hrs after that until there was a clear winner. To that end into the bath they went!
|As I'm sure you guessed: Simple Green on the right, Dawn Dissolver on the left|
So as planned I removed the first two dwarves after an hour and this is what they looked like.
I nearly stopped the experiment right there...but decided to proceed and see how things looked after a day....but I already knew that a new champion in town!
Here is where the remainder of the figures looked after 24 hrs in the two baths...and a little scrubbing with a tooth brush
|Power Dissolver victims on top...Simple Green on the bottom|
A close up to show just how clean the top row is!
I was so happy with the results that I went ahead a stripped a huge vat of figures that I had piled up...all of these were cleaned after just 6 hours in the soak!
I should mention that since this test I have learned that there is no need to soak the items in this product...I've had great success with just spraying it on and letting it sit for a few hours...this will greatly extend the life span of the limited supply that I have because it uses so little of the product
I should also mention that it does not loosen superglue bonds...Acetone is still needed for that operation....it can't do everything...but paint removal it does VERY well!
Cheers for now!