Biostrip - Biostrip 20, 750 ml Paint Stripper
The link for which can be found here. There are alternatives available here (including cheaper ones that I have no idea about) and as per this thread, I originally heard good things about the 500 ml tub. However, I opted to try the spray as per this thread in my quest to find a decent replacement for Fairy Power Spray (RIP).
The package arrived next day delivery (Prime) in a typical Amazon pouch. This was internally wrapped in plastic as the nozzle was separate from the bottle.
The following test was done over 30 minutes for each sample. The samples were placed in a sealed plastic container and dowsed in Biostrip. I should point out that although it promotes itself as safe, I'd recommend a well ventilated area; it smells strongly like marzipan but gets right up your nose like any chemical does. I also didn't use gloves as I didn't feel they were necessary, but your fingers will smell like marzipan for a short while if you don't (FWIW I have spent most of my life in a chemistry lab and I only wear gloves for the nasty stuff like acid - that's not an endorsement, just explaining why I'm somewhat flippant about the need for PPE and this stuff). I'd also suggest a toothbrush and a spike for the hard to reach bits. By cleanup, I mean giving it a scrub under running cold water.
Metal and plastic
Post 30 minutes:
Post 30 minutes:
Gave the plastic and resin bar another 30 minutes.
Could look at third party resin, more recent plastics, and lead/pewter, along with a detailed piece from Finecast/FW but I'm happy for the most part. Is it better than Fairy Power Spray? Well it's not as thin and more expensive, whilst being better for the environment and less irritable on your hands. You need to put the same amount of effort in to clean stuff. As for the results:
- Metal - yes
- Plastic - yes but with reservations
- FW - maybe?
- Finecast - maybe to no. Infact, probably not.