Can you fix stress marks? Or at lease make them not look so disgusting?

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  1. Leather Elbows

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    You customizers might know? My HA Soundwave has a disgusting stress mark on the top of his head. It's a big white dot and it is so distracting. It's an amazing figure but he now has a stress mark that turned me off of him
     
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    Heat. I have a little butane torch that works great, but a couple quick swipes from a lighter will work too.
     
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    I hope I don't accidentely burn him lol
     
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    Custom Battle Damage!
     
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    More instruction here might be a good idea.

    I remember years ago doing a model car and using a lighter to melt/soften something. That was the moment when I discovered some plastics are flammable. (maybe all, I've made a point of not finding out)

    If I was going to use a lighter, I would hold the flame near it, but make certain it it never touched the toy. I'm curious to hear more details on his method- sounds like he does that more than I do.
     
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    use a blowdryer.
     
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    This. Works like a charm.
     
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    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    I have warped a couple Transformers by using a blowdryer. I just leave stress marks the way they are.
     
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    it will get rid of the lighter color but the stress will remain.
     
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    If you quickly swipe the lighter close to the stress mark a few times, but avoid holding the flame on the plastic itself it will fix the discoloration. Try doing it so the flame is on the side of the plastic, not below it. I personally use a small butane torch as its a lot more precise in focusing the heat where required without letting the flame touch the figure. I'm not sure a hairdryer will work well because its heat is spread over a large area.
     
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    Yup, the lighter will work best. Hold the lighter like 1 inch from the stress mark and keep the flaming moving right and left. Pretty much in less then a second the stress mark will go away. Don't hold the lighter there longer then a second, and always keep the heat moving.
     
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    I rub them gently with a blunt penknife blade personally. it's what I also do on the flash marks where the toys have been trimmed off the mould too.
     
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    I'll still swear by my heat gun works great... Just be careful they get VERY hot
     
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    The heat method usually works, but I've heard that you can use plastic cement to blend it all together.
     
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    i dont fix it!! cause i dont really care at all for them! if they break i just leave it alone or through it away! but so far i thrown away like 1-unicron(armada) and DOTM preview pack prime cause they both suck! in a bad way!!
     

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