Alternator Skids - Decal Removal?

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  1. Incepticon

    Incepticon Double Agent

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    Just wondering if anyone has attempted to remove all the crappy "Scion" and flame decals that pollute Alt Skids, and if so, were you successful?

    I *want* to buy this character simply because he's one of the G1 Autobots, but I just can't bring myself to do it when he looks so horrible. Someone suggested just peeling the decals off, but obviously I'm concerned that that's easier said than done. I don't want to buy this thing and attempt to peel the stuff off only to find out it's pretty much apart of the plastic.

    If anyone has any experience or advice in doing this, PLEASE let me know.

    Thanks kindly.
     
  2. paskal

    paskal SHWOOOO!!

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    It's not a decal. There's nothing to peel off.
     
  3. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Soaking in rubbing alcohol for about 45 min to an hour will make the paint slushy, then it can be rubbed off with a soft rag or cotton swab.

    You'll probably want to take the toy apart and only soak the parts with the flames on it as the alcohol will ruin any other paint.
     
  4. Xaxis

    Xaxis Well-Known Member

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    Regardless of the paint job, I'd highly recommend getting Alt. Skids. He's one of the best in the line and has an awesome transformation.
     
  5. SoundwaveMajor

    SoundwaveMajor DarkWarLord of Insanity

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    that is one of the many things that put me off this one.
     
  6. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I like the flames. They really give Skids the impression of being the class nerd who's trying desperately to be cool, yet failing miserably.
     
  7. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    That's what I was thinking too, plus they look pretty good on him in bot mode.
     
  8. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    well, you could always get BT skids. He is a pretty close color match to the original G1 skids and even comes with some stickers that look spot on to the originals stickers.
     
  9. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thats what I did. I'd rather have Skids look like his G1 self.
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Simple Green. Take him apart, soak the part in Simple Green for about a half an hour, then rub them off.
     
  11. Fairy Princess

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    you could grow a pair and leave them on there....
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Fixed :D .

    Though I can't see the point in having two Skids.
     
  13. Pimpimus Prime

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    I don't mind the flames. It's the stupid window tinting that I don't like.
     
  14. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Can't you just swab them off with some q-tips/cotton balls dipped in Isopropyl?

    That's how I got the flames off Ricochet, was pretty easy.
     
  15. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    I don't think you can buy a pair of balls
     
  16. mcmus

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    I thought SKID is awesome.
     
  17. Signal Lancer

    Signal Lancer Brave Soldier of Justice

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    I second this. If someone has a good method for fixing that I'll finally be able to not talk myself out of getting him.
     
  18. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    No, but you can buy a pair of Skids. :D 
     
  19. Switchblade

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    You can rent them pretty easily, though.
     

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