A couple of weeks back, Scott posted a link to an article about stripping minis that mentioned Dawn Power Dissolver. Ron posted something about using it a while back, too, but the article is what really motivated me to try it out.
I had a lot of trouble finding it locally. Not sure why that is, because it seems like it's the sort of thing easily available, but... no luck. So, I bought the crap online.
I LOVE IT.
I've been using Simple Green, which certainly works, but I've never been super thrilled with it.
My test run was these three minis: a metal mini, a plastic mini and a metal mini with crud (which is what Simple Green always gives me).
I let it sit for just a couple of hours. What was shocking was just the act of spraying the minis did some stripping. That white spot on the pauldron was khaki.
After soaking for a couple of hours, I ran them under the sink and brushed them somewhat vigorously with a toothbrush. Here's the result.
Unbelievable. The metal minis look new. There's a bit of crud on the plastic mini, but more soaking might fix that.
I'm totally sold on this stuff for stripping.