Customs: 99% rubbing alcohol How to/ precautions/etc.etc.

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    i personally apply a little bit of the 100% isopropanol to the area to remove, let it sit for a minute an then brush off with toothbrush or filter paper

    for thick coats i leave it in a container with the isopropanol, like about 10 minutes and then brush/wipe

    filter paper works great but i doubt you can get it cheaply as its not meant for wiping

    precaution i wear gloves, but thats bout it for me

    that doesnt work well for enamels, other people might have ideas on that
    i personally just use superfine sandpaper an sand off the enamel :/
     
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    thanks!!
     
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    when you brush off, use a toothbrush an not a paper towel or anything that leaves residue
    otherwise youll leave tiny fibers thatll ruin the look
    i used a paper towel on sideswipe and now i have to redo like half of that figure
     
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    Cheap cotton swabs are also helpful. As for the tiny fiber, don't worry too much at first. Looking at the pics, you have a LOT of paint to remove. Once you get down to the base plastic, then switch over to the toothbrush. This is going to be very messy! Also, keep the alcohol AWAY from the clear plastic parts, it will screw them up!

    A tip with your toothbrush; take a pair of scissors and cut the bristles shorter. This stiffens them and helps them get the paint out of tight spaces.
     

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