can i save these beater figures?

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a while back i got a hold of 2 gi joes that have been painted
subject 1 is stormshadow 1984
subject 2 is snow serpent v1
ss has been painted green and stormshadow has been painted black.
i have tried paint thinner and nail polish remover neither has done much.
the paint is coming off of the snow serpent but it isnt budging on stormshadow.
anyone have any ideas? stormshadow is impossible to afford so i want to save him if i can.
problem is on both the real paint is coming off as well.
 
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Oven cleaner apparently strips paint but may damage base figure.
Never tried it myself.
 
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ok so sort of update on these guys. i eventually got the paint off of snow serpent but he had turned brown.
i accidnetly broke the knee peg on stormshadow but he ws pretty much gone for fro mthe looks of it.
before her death in august my sisters last gift to me was she won a 1984 stormshadow with a yellow arm and back off an ebay bid for me.
i got white replacements and i found most of his weapons. i still need his bow and one of the swords. i think the short one but im not sure,
i eventually got a complete snow serpent on ebay but with a torn parachute.
 
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