Short post again, may be more of these.
Just learned this trick this morning, when dipping metal figures, like flesh hounds, don't try and flick the dip off. They will snap and either break or fly off a 9th story balcony and then definitely break. Use a can of compressed air, like the ones used to clean dust from a PC, and gently pulse the trigger while moving the figure around. Worked out quite well for me. Just be careful not to use too much air on one spot or hold the nozzle too close the the figure.