Removing Paint From my Buttons

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SuperSniperJimmy
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Removing Paint From my Buttons

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I have been working on aging my uniform and I've been trying to figure out how to remove the paint from the buttons without harming the wool on my tunic. Anything helps!

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Re: Removing Paint From my Buttons

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why do you want to remove the paint? you can paint over the existing, otherwise.................
the best way is to remove the button and deal with the paint problem away from the uniform, some have tried by putting gaffa tape or similar around each button but I think that's a risky way to do it should the paint stripper 'leak'.
best paint for the new buttons in Humbrol Enamel. I used this when it first came out in the 60's, my dad had a model shop!!
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Viktor Kauer
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Re: Removing Paint From my Buttons

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I cut slits in a large cardboard sheet and lay it over the tunic with the buttons stuck through the slits, saves resewing them at least
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Re: Removing Paint From my Buttons

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Why age the uniform they were issued new at some time and in any case will age naturally with wear mate
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Re: Removing Paint From my Buttons

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And how does removing the paint from the buttons age it :?:
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Re: Removing Paint From my Buttons

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You can use a Brit style button stick and a wire brush.

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In the regulations of cleaning the uniforms stood that the soldier shouldn't clean his buttons (or don't touch his buttons) when he cleaned his uniform after duty... simply to preserve the paint.
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Re: Removing Paint From my Buttons

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If you want your repro jacket to look authentic the first step should not be to remove paint from the buttons - but to remove the buttons from the jacket and replace them by original buttons...

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