Customs: Cleaning Figures that have epoxy?

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  1. Anti-Venom

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    So basically this is what happen.
    I got frustrated with one of my incomplete customs, and forgot to tightly close the container that the figure was in. Now its 2 months later and I want to start working on it again, but to my horror the container lid was on the floor, and the whole custom is covered in dust and other debris. So what I would like to know is simple. Can I clean the parts of the figure with epoxy(mighty putty) off with Isopropyl alcohol, or will it have some negative reaction?
     
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    It should be ok.

    Test it first.

    Why would you use alcohol to clean a figure though? Use dish soap and hot water.
     
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    Well I could use soap and water, but I kinda wanted to use alcohol because it would be faster. I really wanna try and finish this project up asap.
     
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    But if you use alcohol you risk ruining the paint and the plastic where an overnight soak in hot water and soap and a quick hot rinse would only get rid of loose debris.
     
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    Yea I guess your right. Oooh and im not at the painting part of this custom yet, it is a kitbash. :) 
     
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    In that case hit it up with a 4 hour soak of easy off oven cleaner.
     
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    I just posted about simple green. i like cleaning with that stuff.
    Non-99% isopropyl alcohol would clean it well and not have to much danger of ruining anything.

    But i'd go the slow route of soaking in some warm water and dish soap. it will save you time in the long run if you really get it clean now and don't rush it.

    easy off for cleaning dust makes me nervous. Fishdirt, how often have you done it that way? no problems with painting later?

    Randy!
     
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    Well It'll clean the plastic of debris and paint without softening it. If it's just dust I'd stick to soap and water but first I'd use compressed air to get rid of the lose stuff.
     

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