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PostSubject: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 14:34

Does anyone have experience removing paint from figures? I've read various methods and tried a few things myself, but I haven't gotten good results. It would be great to remove Hasbro paint and just start customizing on bare plastic. I've painted sloppy just to hide their overspray on occasion.

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*Goo-Gone -no effect
*Testor's thinner -no effect
*Acetone/Nailpolish remover -works but HARDCORE! Will dissolve plastic if you're not careful.
*Denatured alcohol -works, but only on knock-offs & post-2000 era sometimes but takes a lot of rubbing. That seems to affect the plastic finish (streaked appearance); too mild?

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*Brake cleaner -yikes! really?
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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 14:39

Great question! I hope to find an answer to that, I want to remove the paint on that clear Mirage we got several years ago!

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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 15:27

I've done the acetone thing. It ate through a skystriker canopy. Ugh.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 16:13

Acetone with a Q-tip and 100% of your attention.

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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 16:39

Dawn Power Disolver!
I cleaned an 82 snake-eyes I got in a lot with it, here are pics
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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 16:41

The discoloration around the webgear is actually from my dremels buffing brush, it was a mistake made when trying to speed up cleaning, and is only noticeable in pics.

The disolver just needs a spray, 30 minutes or so to sit, then a really firm tooth brush and some elbow grease.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 16:53

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Dawn Power Disolver!
I cleaned an 82 snake-eyes I got in a lot with it, here are pics
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WTF happened to him?! *_* Cookies & Cream camo? I'm kidding; I had some pretty bad ideas as a kid.

Can you tell what the white substance might have been? Obviously not factory paint (which is my targeted enemy), but it'd be interesting to know that this Dawn cleaner works on ____ paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 17:20

It seemed like acrylic, and its what one of my buddies over at Cobra Island uses to strip his customs if he needs to re-do them. So I know it works on acrylics.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 17:27

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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 19:18

Good to know! I have no suggestion to make myself unfortunately. Acetone proved a bad experiment.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Fri 2 Sep 2011 - 21:08

What Kind of disolver is Dawn Power Disolver????
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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Sat 3 Sep 2011 - 13:37

Downtown wrote:
What Kind of disolver is Dawn Power Disolver????

How do you mean? Are you asking what is the dissolving agent inside it? or What department to purchase it is, as in what type of item it is?
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PostSubject: Re: Removing paint from figures?   Sat 3 Sep 2011 - 13:42

Hi ska-lives!! I'm asking whing wha is the dissolving agent to search in my city one like this.

Thank you!!!
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