Customs: Consequence of Leaving Pins in?

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  1. Stune

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    I'm working on the planning stages of my first custom, and have taken apart a junker BW Grimlock to soak in rubbing alcohol to practice.

    My question is a basic one, after viewing tutorials, most of them stress removing pins. If you don't need to remove the pin to get at the part of the figure you're trying to paint, is it necessary to remove it? Is the paint damaging to the movement? Will alcohol corrode pins? I have parts soaking in alcohol right now to test this, but I was just wondering.
     
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    no, but what if it fell out while you had the figure disassembled? not to mention that if you were going to dye any parts that had pins in them, you could have an issue with the pin, heat, and warping. As far as painting goes, you'll at least need to mask off the pin so that you don't get paint build-up on it which will make it harder to reassemble and make the joint a whole lot tighter (often times too tight).
     

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